Dubai residents are encouraged to work from home and reduce travel due to adverse weather conditions on the roads.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has thrown out a shout-out on social media, urging both public and private sector cool cats to embrace the remote work groove on Monday, February 12th. Apparently the weather in Dubai is doing its own thing and getting a bit wild.
MOHRE wants the private sector to get creative with work setups, and if someone absolutely has to brave the great outdoors, they better make sure it’s done with all the safety jazz in place. So, let’s all have a chill workday on Monday and ride out the weather wave together.
According to a statement on X (formerly known as Twitter), it emphasised the importance of companies ensuring the health and safety of workers who commute to and from outdoor work locations. This underscores the need for employers to not only consider the well-being of employees during actual work hours but also take measures to safeguard them during their journeys to and from outdoor work sites.
The Dubai government has already given the green light for its employees to ditch the office and embrace remote work life this Monday. This directive comes in anticipation of the anticipated lousy weather conditions, allowing government workers to stay snug and cosy at home instead of braving the elements. We love an excuse to stay warm and cosy and work from home.
Under the directive from HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, he had officially declared February 12th as a remote working day for all government employees in Dubai. This proactive decision ensures the well-being and safety of government workers amid the expected adverse weather conditions. Kudos to the forward-thinking leadership in Dubai for prioritising the comfort and safety of its workforce.
Simultaneously, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai has recommended that private schools, nurseries, and universities provide distance learning options for students today. The authority has encouraged educational institutions to adopt flexible learning approaches, taking into consideration the preferences and requirements of parents, staff, and students. This initiative reflects a collaborative effort to ensure the continuity of education while accommodating the challenges posed by the expected adverse weather conditions.
And the weather itself? Predicted is heavy rainfall and winds of up to 70 km/h expected across the UAE. Cloud and rain is expected to start decreasing on Monday afternoon, so stay snug and safe until then.