Two former Nakheel employees were sentenced to three years in prison on Sunday for their involvement in a AED5.14m ($1.4m) bribe on a property deal in Dubai.

Lawyers for the two, who are the second to be tried by the Dubai courts in a series of similar corruption cases, have said they plan to appeal against the verdict, according to UAE daily Gulf News.

'Definitely, I will appeal the verdict today [Monday],' said one of the pairs' advocates Hamdi Al Sheewi.