2.1 Basis of preparation

Basis of preparation

The consolidated financial statements of the Group have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, and interpretations issued by the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) applicable to companies reporting under IFRS and the applicable requirements of the laws in the U.A.E. The consolidated financial statements comply with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

The consolidated financial statements of the Group are prepared in U.A.E. Dirham (AED) which is the functional currency of the Group. All values are rounded to the nearest thousand (AED ‘000), except otherwise indicated.

The consolidated financial statements of the Group have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for debt securities, equity shares that are classified as either fair value through profit and loss (FVTPL) or fair value through other comprehensive income (FVTOCI) and investment properties that are measured at their fair values at the end of each reporting period.