Construction firms in Dubai are struggling to get payments from some developers as major projects stall and further doubt is cast over the feasibility of others.

Meraas Development, a company controlled by the Dubai government, became the latest to announce a review of a major development, the Dh350bn (US$95.3bn) Jumeirah Gardens City project, in light of the global economic downturn.

It followed an announcement by Nakheel on Sunday that it was delaying work on projects including the Trump International Tower and Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Waterfront, Palm Jebel Ali and The Universe.

The National