Dubai's index was down 0.5 percent as most shares that are constituents of the MSCI emerging market index dropped. DXB Entertainments lost 2.6 percent and Emaar Properties was down 0.9 percent.
Members of the MSCI emerging market index were also weak in Abu Dhabi, with First Abu Dhabi Bank and Aldar Properties each dropping 0.9 percent. The index was down 0.5 percent.
Saudi Arabia's index , however, held onto a gain of 0.1 percent as 38 shares rose and 104 declined. A little under half of the top 20 most valuable companies rose with Saudi Arabian Mining up 1.7 percent.
(Reporting by Celine Aswad; Editing by Andrew Torchia) ((email@example.com)(+9715 62247653)(Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org))
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