Dubai-based property and construction companies could get more help from the state, a member of a Dubai committee formed to tackle the fallout of the global financial crisis said on Monday.

'Everyone is facing challenging times,' Omar bin Sulaiman, who is also deputy chairman of the UAE Central Bank, told Reuters on the sidelines of a legal conference.

'You have already seen some help and I am sure you will see some more,' he said, when asked if there was any consideration being given to offering financial support for Dubai’s property sector.

The National