UAE Urges Private Sector to Implement Remote Work Amid Unstable Weather Conditions


In response to the current unpredictable weather patterns, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has issued a circular urging private sector companies across the UAE to facilitate remote work options for their employees. Emphasizing the importance of prioritizing employee safety, the Ministry advised companies to implement flexible working arrangements and ensure necessary occupational safety measures are in place.

Residents in Abu Dhabi have already begun experiencing adverse weather conditions, including strong winds and heavy rains, prompting concerns for public safety. Storm Center reports from Al Ain and Abu Dhabi have highlighted the severity of the weather conditions.

In light of the forecasted weather events, government schools in Ras Al Khaimah have transitioned to remote learning as a precautionary measure.

According to the UAE's Meteorological Department, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and hail are expected to affect the country from Friday evening until Sunday noon, potentially leading to flooding in some areas. Low visibility on roads due to strong winds is anticipated, with the most severe weather expected from Friday midnight to Saturday midnight.

The National Centre of Meteorology has warned of continued rainfall on Sunday, particularly in the eastern and northern regions, gradually tapering off by Sunday evening. Monday's forecast indicates no rainfall, with only morning fog expected.

Authorities including the police, rescue teams, paramedics, and civil defense have affirmed their readiness to respond to any emergencies arising from the adverse weather conditions, as stated by the Ministry of Interior.

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