Al Habtoor Leighton Group has clinched the Gulf’s biggest single building deal worth Dh8.85 billion (US$2.4bn) in a move that bucks the slowing property trend in Dubai.

The construction company has won the contract to build Dubai Pearl, a huge development planned opposite Palm Jumeirah, and consisting of four 73-storey mixed-use towers, a luxury hotel and retail and leisure facilities.

The National