As Dubai residents prepare for a bout of turbulent weather, both public and private sectors to allow work from home on Monday, February 12.
With forecasts predicting continued rain, wind, and unstable conditions, authorities are urging proactive measures to mitigate potential risks.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has issued a call to action, urging private sector companies to implement remote working arrangements for their employees.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation calls on private sector companies across the UAE to apply flexible working patterns tomorrow, Monday, 12 February, given the expected weather conditions.
“Necessary measures need to be taken by companies to ensure outdoor work,…
— وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) February 11, 2024
Recognizing the importance of occupational health and safety, MOHRE emphasizes the need for companies to prioritize the well-being of their workforce, particularly for those engaged in outdoor activities.
Meanwhile, the Dubai government has taken decisive action, with HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, issuing a directive for all government entities to observe remote working on the same day. This proactive approach underscores the government’s commitment to safeguarding its employees during adverse weather conditions.
Under @HamdanMohammed‘s directives, Monday, 12 February, 2024 will be a remote working day for employees of all Dubai government entities, due to weather conditions. This applies to all government employees in #Dubai, except for roles that need on-site presence at the workplace. pic.twitter.com/AyOQ6ITNIb
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 10, 2024
As Dubai braces for adverse weather, the collaborative efforts of government entities, private companies, and educational institutions reflect a proactive approach towards ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.
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