Dubai Announces Remote Work & Flexible Hours Plan

In an effort to improve traffic flow, Dubai is set to expand flexible working hours and remote work policies across public and private sectors.

Authorities initiated a survey to understand how flexible hours and remote working could ease traffic.

Their main goal is to alleviate congestion, especially during peak hours.

The traffic plan includes developing priority public bus routes to reduce trip times by up to 59%. 

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) plans to expand dedicated bus lanes to over 20km by 2027.

Dubai’s offices are equipped with digital infrastructure to enable remote work during emergencies. 

A policy encouraging school students to use school transport is part of the plan, aiming to improve traffic flow around schools by 13%.

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed approved the plan during the Arabian Travel Market at the World Trade Centre.

The plan also includes boosting community participation. Everyone can contribute to shaping policies, legislation, and government services to better align them with community needs.

Recent heavy rains prompted both private and government offices to shift online, allowing employees to work from home.


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