Dubai government employees will be working remotely on Monday, February 12, 2024, following directives from Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of the Emirate. This decision comes in response to weather forecasts predicting adverse conditions in the region. However, it’s important to note that employees whose physical presence is necessary at their workplace will be exempt from this arrangement.
UAE weather forecast
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued reports indicating the development of an upper air depression expected to affect the UAE from Sunday through Tuesday. Residents are advised to exercise caution while driving, particularly during rainfall, and to avoid flooded areas and valleys. The Abu Dhabi Police have also urged motorists to adhere to variable speed limits displayed on road signs and electronic boards.
In anticipation of the weather conditions, the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has convened meetings to assess the situation and plan accordingly. Emphasis has been placed on the readiness of authorities to manage any potential impact, with proactive measures being implemented to ensure public safety. NCEMA teams will be deployed to provide guidance to the public, especially in areas prone to heavy rain, advising them to exercise extreme caution and avoid hazardous locations such as watercourses and mountainous terrain.