Dubai’s property developers involved in key community developments are in talks to form committees to drive the projects forward, as sub-developers hit by the financial slowdown struggle to get work started.

Dozens of sub-developers have bought land at Nakheel’s Waterfront, which comprises five districts spread across 16km of coastline and six man-made islands. But only one, Cirrus Developments, has started construction on Aquarius Gate, a Dh3bn (US$816.66m) residential and commercial project.

The company is now in talks with Nakheel and its counterparts to boost progress at Waterfront by setting up a committee for sub-developers.

The National