Abu Dhabi urges remote work amid worsening weather conditions

Weather condition in UAE

Ministry calls for flexible work arrangements due to expected adverse conditions on Monday

Public and private sector entities in Abu Dhabi are urged to implement remote working policies for employees on Monday, 12 February, as the weather worsens in the region.  

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) took to social media on Sunday, 11 February, to call for flexible working patterns amidst the anticipated adverse weather conditions in Abu Dhabi. 

In a statement posted on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, MOHRE emphasised the importance of adhering to occupational health and safety requirements, especially for outdoor work.  

The ministry urged companies to ensure the safety of workers commuting to and from outdoor work locations. 

Under the directive of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, all government entities in Dubai have been instructed to observe Monday, 12 February, as a remote working day for their employees.  

Additionally, the KHDA has advised private schools, nurseries, and universities in Dubai to offer distance learning options to students on the same day. 

Educational institutions are encouraged to consider flexible learning alternatives that accommodate the needs of parents, staff, and students.  

The National Center for Meteorology has forecasted continued unstable weather in Abu Dhabi, with rain and wind expected to persist through Monday, 12 February. 

The weather situation is anticipated to worsen early Monday morning, with heavy rainfall and winds reaching up to 70 km/h across the UAE. 

However, the forecast suggests that cloud cover and rainfall will gradually decrease by Monday afternoon.  

Authorities advise residents to stay safe and heed local advisories until the weather conditions improve. 


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