Property developer Nakheel is heading to French property show MIPIM to attract investors to Dubai with a host of real estate opportunities worth $2.5bn  (AED9.1bn).

The developer is bringing a mix of residential units, some ready for occupation, with rental yields of up to 9%, as well as land plots for commercial, residential, and hotel developments. This mix is hoped to encourage wealthy parties to invest significantly in Dubai’s growing real estate sector.

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It is the third year that Nakheel, the company behind the Palm Jumeirah, has attended MIPIM, an annual real estate expo in Cannes, France.

Commenting on MIPIM, Nakheel‘s CEO, Sanjay Manchanda, said: "The figures speak for themselves - innovative thinking and bold ambition has turned Dubai into one of the most successful and fastest-growing cities in the world.

"Nakheel is proud to play a key role in the city’s achievements and continues to spearhead ground-breaking, landmark developments that set new standards in creativity, engineering, and design. Our large and diverse range of existing and upcoming projects is pivotal to further enhancing Dubai’s position as a global hub for living, trade, tourism, leisure, and investment.”

Manchanda said he was “delighted” that Nakheel would be representing Dubai for the third year in a row at the Cannes-based property trade show and said he looked forward to highlighting Dubai’s “ever-growing, unrivalled investment opportunities”.

Separately, Nakheel reported in February 2018 that development of the $1.6bn (AED4.2bn) Deira Mall will be completed in 2021, with construction reportedly set to start in Q1 2018.

Earlier this year, in January 2018, Nakheel reported a net profit rise of 14% to $1.5bn (AED5.6bn).