Khalid bin Kalban, chairman of Dubai-based Union Properties, has said that the sale of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is being delayed by legal issues, Emirates Business has reported. “We have to coordinate with seven to eight parties, such as the contractors, Dubai Financial Services Authority and that is taking time,” Kalban said. Ritz Carlton DIFC features 341 guestrooms and suites including two suites, 124 serviced apartments, a signature Thai fine-dining restaurant, a French brasserie, a steakhouse and a lobby lounge. The hotel is accepting reservations for arrivals January 1, 2011 and beyond, according to the Ritz Carlton website.