Abu Dhabi's stock market reached an all-time high on Sunday, led by gains in top lender, while the Saudi index pulled back from a 15-year high.
In Abu Dhabi, the index advanced 0.9%, hitting a record high, with the country's largest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank rising 2.1%.
The UAE economy will reap benefits from the world fair Expo 2020 for about nine years, he said, according to the channel.
Saudi Arabia's benchmark index fell 0.8%, with Al Rajhi Bank declining 3%, ending a five-day winning streak.
On Sunday, Al Rajhi reported a net profit of 3.79 billion riyals ($1.01 billion) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from 2.66 billion riyals in the same period last year.
But Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co climbed 2.8%, after it swung to a quarterly net profit.
Meanwhile, the kingdom wants to be the biggest supplier of hydrogen, the country's Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud said on Sunday.
Dubai's main share index gained 0.8%, led by a 8.7% jump in logistic firm Aramex.
In the previous session, Aramex surged 14.9%, its biggest intraday gain since Jan. 2009, after a direct deal worth 1.41 billion dirhams ($383.90 million) for its 295 million shares.
On the other hand, Union Properties slid 4.8%. The United Arab Emirates attorney general has announced an investigation into allegations of financial violations by the chairman and other officials of Union Properties, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing state-news agency WAM.
The Qatari index closed 0.4% lower, hit by a 2.4% fall in petrochemical maker Industries Qatar.
Employers in Qatar will be required to provide health insurance coverage for expatriates and their families under a new law issued by the emir this week, a senior Qatari official said on Thursday.
Shares of Qatar Insurance finished 1.4% higher.
Outside the Gulf, Egypt's blue-chip index added 0.5%, as most of the stocks on the index were in positive territory.
Egypt's economy will grow 5.1% in the fiscal year that ends in June 2022, but accelerate to 5.5% in each of the following two years as tourism continues to rebound and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic wane, a Reuters poll showed.
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(Reporting by Ateeq Shariff in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson) ((AteeqUr.Shariff@thomsonreuters.com; +918061822788;))