International bankers have gathered in the United Arab Emirates to finalise a multi-billion dollar debt plan to restructure the troubled Dubai World conglomerate.
Creditors from 97 banks met in Dubai on Wednesday to discuss ways to restructure the company's $26 billion debt.
Al Jazeera's Dan Nolan, reporting from Dubai, said it was unclear if Dubai World had put forward a concrete proposal for how it would repay the debt.
"It's a very complicated and delicate series of negotiations between Dubai World and these 97 banks that it owes money to," he said.
"To make that negotiation process easier, seven banks that are owed money have formed a panel that will negotiate with Dubai World directly about what potentially these new payment terms could be.
"We understand that today they may be receiving an offer from Dubai World with a concrete list of what they can pay and when."
Our correspondent said the company could put forward one of two options.
"The first option is paying on time, but not paying the full rate.
"It could be as high as 40 per cent if they have to pay these bonds back on their due date. It's unlikely the banks are going to be interested in accepting that," he said.
"The second option is that they do pay back in full, but they pay back over a longer period of time.
"If they go down that path they have to negotiate what interest rate that money will be accruing."
Dubai World sent shockwaves across financial markets last year when it said it would not be able to repay the debt on time and asked for a six-month freeze on debt payments.
Four billion dollars of the debt was supposed to be paid off in December, but Abu Dhabi's government stepped in with the funds.
Dubai's government has said it has received $10bn from Abu Dhabi to help it repay an Islamic bond and fund the troubled property developer Dubai World.
Dubai's economy grew at a rapid rate in recent years on the back of a real estate boom, but it was hard hit by the global economic crisis which caused a shortage in available finance for the emirate's ambitious projects.