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UAE's Public Sector Adopts Remote Work After Heavy Rain in the Country

  • Publish date: Friday، 27 October 2023
UAE's Public Sector Adopts Remote Work After Heavy Rain in the Country

After the National Center of Meteorology recorded heavy rain in various parts of Dubai on Friday, Oct. 27,  UAE's public sector and public schools adopted remote work and distance learning.

Dubai's Saih Al Salam, Ghantoot, Al Barsha and Jebel Ali Port witnessed downpours on early Friday morning. 

The meteorology center also forecasted rain in Abu Dhabi. 

The order of remote working and distance learning was given by the UAE Cabinet on Thursday, Oct. 26 after various parts of the country experienced heavy rain, thunder, and lightning. 

The UAE Media office also shared that the remote working rule does not apply to employees who are required to be present at their place of work. 

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has directed private companies to implement flexible work schedules in light of these weather conditions. 

The ministry also emphasized the importance of taking necessary safety measures if employees are carrying out any outdoor work. 

These safety measures need to be ensured for the employees' commute to and from work as well. 

The Abu Dhabi Media Office announced that employees should work remotely in the public sector and students should adopt distance learning in all schools in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra region.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) advised private schools in Dubai to provide distance learning in Dubai. 

Dubai Police also advised passengers arriving at Dubai Airport to use the Dubai Metro because of the traffic congestion on the roads. 

People in the UAE are advised to remain cautious during these bad weather conditions.