Nasdaq Dubai has welcomed the listing of a $1 billion sukuk and a $300 million conventional bond issued by global port operator DP World.
DP World is the largest UAE debt issuer by value on the region’s international exchange, with sukuk and conventional bond listings now totalling $8.09 billion.
The $300 million conventional bond that listed on Thursday was a tap issuance on a $1 billion bond that DP World issued in September 2018.
DP World operates a network of trade enabling businesses including ports and terminals, industrial parks, logistics and economic zones, maritime services and marinas.
Nasdaq said DP World’s latest $1 billion sukuk underlines Dubai’s role as one of the largest global centres for sukuk listings by value, with a current total of $62.35 billion.