Abu Dhabi is bracing for challenging weather conditions, prompting authorities to advocate for remote work options across both public and private sectors. As the forecast predicts adverse weather patterns, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has taken proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of employees.
Advocacy For Remote Work In Abu Dhabi & Dubai
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
With deteriorating weather conditions expected on Monday, February 12, MOHRE has urged private sector companies to facilitate remote working arrangements for their employees. Emphasizing the importance of adhering to occupational health and safety standards, the ministry has stressed the need for companies to implement necessary measures to safeguard outdoor work activities. This proactive approach aligns with efforts to mitigate risks associated with inclement weather and prioritize employee welfare.
Government Directives And Educational Measures
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
In alignment with the proactive stance taken by MOHRE, government entities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have issued directives for remote work on Monday. Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Akl Maktoum’s directive mandates remote work for all government employees in Dubai. Similarly, educational institutions, including schools, nurseries, and universities, have been advised to offer distance learning options to students. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has urged flexibility in learning approaches, considering the diverse needs of stakeholders. These directives underscore the commitment of authorities to ensuring the continuity of operations while safeguarding the health and safety of the community.
Weather Forecast And Safety Precautions
The National Center for Meteorology has forecasted continued instability in Abu Dhabi’s weather, with heavy rainfall and strong winds anticipated. Amid these conditions, authorities have urged individuals to exercise caution and follow guidance from local authorities. Cloud cover and rainfall are expected to decrease by Monday afternoon, signaling a potential improvement in weather conditions. Individuals must remain vigilant and adhere to safety precautions, such as avoiding unnecessary travel and staying indoors when possible.
In the face of challenging weather conditions, proactive measures by governmental bodies and advocacy from authorities underscore the importance of prioritizing safety and well-being. By embracing remote work options and heeding safety precautions, individuals and organizations can navigate through adverse weather situations with resilience and caution. Stay safe and remain vigilant in adhering to advisory measures to ensure the well-being of all.
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