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Remote work, study day observed in Dubai after heavy rainfall

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DUBAI: As the weather in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) gets rough with heavy rains across cities the gulf nation, the residents of Dubai have been asked to stay at home and observe a remote working and studying day today.

The development comes as emirate responds to challenging weather challenges in the metropolitan following directives issued by Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The crown prince has ordered all government entities and private schools in Dubai to observe Tuesday as a remote working day, as the government aims to ensure the safety of its employees and citizens amidst potentially adverse weather conditions.

As thunderstorms and downpours are forecasted across 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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