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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf shares fall; Aramco closes lower

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* All financial shares drop in Qatar

* Aramco ends lower at 35.4 riyals

* Dana Gas rises on one-off dividend pay

* 25 of thirty Egyptian stocks slide

Dec 24 (Reuters) - Gulf stocks mostly fell on Tuesday, with financials pulling down Qatar, while Saudi Arabia's stock index traded flat as energy and property shares moved sideways. The Qatari index declined 0.8% with all its financial stocks retreating. Qatar National Bank, the Gulf's largest lender, dropped 1.6% and Qatar Islamic Bank eased 1.2%. Saudi Arabia's benchmark index was little changed. Samba Financial Group shed 2.2% and Saudi Aramco ended 0.6% lower. Dar Al Arkan gained 1.5% and Makkah Construction was up 1.7%. Saudi Industrial Services rose 2.8% after its Red Sea Gateway Terminal unit signed a new 30-year concession with the Saudi ports authority to develop the northern part of Jeddah port. The Dubai index slipped 0.2% as Mashreq Bank plunged 7.8% and Air Arabia fell 1.3%. Emaar Properties was flat. The developer said that it was considering raising capital against cash flows generated not looking at selling them. In Abu Dhabi, the index lost 0.6%. First Abu Dhabi Bank fell 1% and National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain dropped 9.5%>. The head of global markets at First Abu Dhabi Bank has resigned, Reuters reported on Monday, citing two sources. Dana Gas gained 0.7% after getting a one-off $42 million dividend payment from Pearl Petroleum in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Outside the Gulf, Egypt's blue-chip index traded 0.7% lower with 25 of its 30 stocks in the red. Commercial International bank was down 0.6% and El Sewedy Electric down 2%.

(Reporting by Ateeq Shariff in Bengaluru, editing by Larry King)