UAE: Remote work declared for govt employees due to unstable weather

The decision must be followed with the exception of jobs that require attendance at the workplace

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Published: Sat 10 Feb 2024, 8:21 PM

Last updated: Sun 11 Feb 2024, 2:12 PM

Government employees in the UAE have been allowed to work remotely on Monday, February 12, due to expected unstable weather conditions.

The UAE Cabinet announced the remote working day for all federal employees, with the exception of positions requiring a physical presence at the workplace.

On Saturday evening, Dubai government also announced remote work for all government employee on February 12. The decision includes employees in all government agencies, with the exception of jobs that require attendance at the workplace.

In Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, remote work will be activated on Feb 12 across government entities and companies, excluding jobs that require a presence at the workplace.

Additionally, all public schools will conduct their classes remotely, as a consequence of the current weather conditions.

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In light of the changing weather conditions in the country the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has held a series of meetings. Earlier this week, an alert was also issued for rainfall of varying intensity, lightning, thunder, and possibly hail in some areas from Sunday to Tuesday.

The authority has reaffirmed that precautionary measures are being implemented and has said that the nation is prepared to deal with the upcoming dip in temperatures. The NCEMA also issued an advisory.

The advisory informed residents to adhere to safety protocol, especially in areas prone to heavy rainfall. It also asked motorists to exercise extreme caution, avoid water channels, flood-prone paths and water terrains.

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