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UAE Government and Schools Shift to Remote Work After Heavy Flooding

The UAE Council of Ministers has instructed that all federal government agencies and schools perform work and lessons remotely on Friday.

The UAE Council of Ministers has directed that work and classes at all federal government offices and schools be conducted remotely on Friday, October 27. 

This decision comes in response to heavy flooding caused by thunderstorms on Thursday.

The directive specifies that remote work and classes do not apply to federal employees whose physical presence is necessary at the workplace.

Private Sector Urged to Implement Flexible Work Patterns:

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has urged private sector companies to implement flexible work patterns on Friday. 

Companies must take necessary measures to ensure outdoor work complies with occupational health and safety requirements.

The MoHRE also stressed the importance of ensuring the health and safety of workers commuting to and from outdoor work locations, considering the adverse weather conditions.

Impact of Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms:

The heavy rain and thunderstorms have led to waterlogging on several roads and prompted safety advisories by the police. 

The Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has directed government agencies in Dubai to implement remote work.

Online Classes in Private Schools:

In response to the adverse weather conditions, several private schools in Dubai have informed parents that classes will be conducted online on Friday. 

Many schools suspended classes early on Thursday, and various activities were canceled or moved online.

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