The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued orange and yellow weather alerts as six of the seven emirates experienced moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning and thunder, AlarabIya News reported on Monday.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has asked employers to ensure the safety of employees by giving them flexible working options.
“The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation calls on private sector companies across the UAE to apply flexible working patterns tomorrow, Monday, February 12, given the expected weather,” the authority said.
“Companies also need to ensure the health and safety of workers commuting to and from outdoor work locations,” it added.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the school regulator of the country, has also urged educators to provide remote learning amid the extreme weather conditions.
“With unpredictable weather predicted, we ask all Dubai private schools, nurseries, and universities to be flexible when considering the needs of parents, staff, and students and provide the option of distance learning on Monday, Feb 12. Stay safe everyone,” the KHDA said in a media post.
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