UPDATE 1-MIDEAST STOCKS-Ex-dividend Emaar dampens Dubai, FGB pulls down Abu Dhabi

April 23, 2015 7:02 AM

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DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets were mixed in early trade on Thursday as real estate blue chip Emaar weighed on Dubai as it went ex-dividend, while slightly disappointing earnings at First Gulf Bank (FGB) pulled down Abu Dhabi.

Among major gainers, Dubai Parks and Resorts was the market's most heavily traded stock, climbing 5.6 percent to a record high after disclosing on Wednesday more details of its planned $2.9 billion amusement park complex, which is to be completed in 2016.

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