UAE weather: Private sector firms told to allow remote work

Severe weather conditions is predicted to commence on Friday evening.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday, March 8, called on private sector companies to allow remote work for employees due to exceptional weather conditions.

In a circular, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) said, “We urge all private sector companies to take caution and necessary measures to maintain the safety of its workers during the period of weather fluctuations.”

“We urge private sector companies to apply remote work for those whose nature of work allows it, as well as comply with the directives issued by the relevant local authorities in each emirate regarding the exceptional weather conditions and their impact on business,” it added.

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The UAE’s National Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has issued a warning for residents to prepare for severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy rain, this weekend.

In a special broadcast on Thursday, March 7, the authorities announced severe weather conditions from Friday evening until Sunday, including heavy rainfall, lightning, thunder, and occasional hailstorms.

“We call for caution, avoiding going to the sea, places where valleys flow, where water accumulates, and places where hail falls, and to follow instructions issued by the concerned authorities to avoid any unwanted events, wishing safety for everyone,” NCEMA wrote on X.

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