UAE private firms urged to apply flexible work patterns


The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has advised private sector establishments to apply flexible and remote work patterns on Thursday, May 2 due to the adverse weather forecast.

"Vital jobs that require employees' presence at the workplace and those of weather condition response teams are exempted from flexible and remote work," the ministry said in a statement.

"All private sector companies are required to comply with the instructions issued by the relevant local authorities regarding the weather conditions and their impact on business," the statement added.

The ministry also urged firms to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of workers during weather fluctuations.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology, the weather is set to be unstable from Wednesday night through Thursday, with rainfall of varying intensities, accompanied by lightning, thunder and possibly hail.


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