Rain in UAE: Companies allow employees to work from home as streets get flooded

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Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis.” byline=”staff reporter” caption=”A section of a service road in Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road is flooded on November 17, 2023.” credits=”STORM UAE”]

UAE rain: Employees work from home amid floods

Many employees worked from home on Friday (November 17) after early morning rain and thunderstorms lashed parts of Dubai and the UAE, flooding several streets and roads.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation had called on private companies on Thursday to apply flexible work setups on Friday due to forecast rain and thunderstorms.

In parts of Sheikh Zayed Road early on Friday morning, cars were seen partially submerged on flooded service roads, while in International City, rain with thunderstorm and strong winds lashed the community.

 

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Flooding was also reported in Dubai’s Karama area and Dubai Investment Park 2, with people seen wading through waist-length water. Schools in Dubai switched to online classes due to adverse weather conditions.

Flooded roads were also reported in Ajman and Sharjah, which were hit with heavy rain on Friday morning.

The National Centre of Meteorology had warned that rain was expected until Saturday and Monday, with strong winds expected to kick up dust and sand in some areas. ICA/Expat Media


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