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Employers Advised To Offer Flexible Working During Bad Weather

With a week of severe weather anticipated, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) advises companies to offer flexible hours for employees.

Shorter working hours for employees in the UAE

The MOHRE has encouraged employers to be flexible towards employees during times of poor weather, in order to increase safety conditions. Last year, the Ministry issued a circular instructing employers to consider weather conditions during the winter season and added that “late arrival to work should be taken into consideration”. It’s no surprise that a reminder of this has been issued ahead of further bad weather. Last month, heavy rain caused havoc in the UAE.

Rains expected through the week

More rain is on the way as the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology says there are chances of convective clouds, rainfall and a drop in temperatures especially in the northern emirates and in the coastal areas. Motorists are advised to stay cautious while on the roads and highways.

Useful tips while driving during rain

With the weather predicted to worsen, here are some tips we suggest keeping in mind the next time you’re behind the wheel:

  • Keep your headlights on
  • Use indicators when switching lanes
  • Avoid cruise control
  • Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles
  • Keep your car tyres inflated to prevent aquaplaning
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