July 19, 2024

A woman is seen working on her laptop in this representational image. — Unsplash
A woman is seen working on her laptop in this representational image. — Unsplash

DUBAI: The residents of Dubai are gearing up to observe a remote working and studying day on Tuesday, as the emirate responds to anticipated weather challenges in the cosmopolitan.

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has directed all government entities and private schools in the city to observe this day as a remote working day.

The decision reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of its employees and citizens amidst potential adverse weather conditions.

As thunderstorms and downpours are forecasted across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), schools nationwide will be closed on Tuesday, with students attending online classes from home. Government employees in other emirates are expected to work remotely as well.

Residents are advised to exercise caution during the hazardous weather, with high winds of up to 70kph forecasted until Wednesday, while motorists have been urged to avoid unnecessary travel.

Authorities have also called on private sector companies to consider remote work arrangements for employees and ensure their safety during the weather fluctuations.

Furthermore, private schools in Dubai will conduct remote learning sessions following Sheikh Hamdan’s directive.

“All Dubai Government entities and private schools to work remotely on Tuesday, April 16,” the Crown Prince of Dubai said, highlighting the importance of proactive measures to safeguard public health and safety.

Dubai authorities have confirmed their readiness to manage any potential impact of the expected weather conditions. Pre-emptive measures are in place to monitor weather patterns and ensure public safety.

Overall, Dubai aims to demonstrate resilience and adaptability in the face of challenges, prioritising the well-being of its residents and visitors above all else.

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