The Abu Dhabi Media Office has announced remote working for all government entities and companies in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra starting February 12 due to expected unfavorable weather conditions with the exception of roles requiring physical presence.
Educational institutions in the region will go to remote learning with online classes for the day. The announcement is in reaction to forecasted rainfall of varying intensities, thunderstorms and lightning from 11th to 13th February 2024, accompanied by strong winds, reduced visibility and rough sea waves.
Motorists are advised to exercise caution, follow safety guidelines and observe speed limits so as to avoid accidents caused by flying objects and falling trees in strong winds. The public should stay away from valleys, beaches and water pools, prepare alternative light sources, have first aid kits available and watch the weather forecasts issued by The National Meteorology Center and official sources.
If in emergency situation call 999 for Abu Dhabi Police, 991 for electricity failure, 922 for water failure or 993 for the Department of Municipalities and Transport to report rain accumulations. The measures are designed to ensure public safety and minimize risks arising from the adverse weather conditions.