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Ban on working in midday sun in Dubai to start Thursday



A new rule banning workers from being in exposed areas in the midday sun will be implemented from Thursday, June 15. The midday break was announced by Dubai’s Standing Committee for Labour Affairs, and it will last from June 15 to September 15. In accordance with Resolution No. 421 of 2017, workers will not be allowed to work in exposed areas from 12.30pm to 3pm.

In order to make sure that the new law is being followed, there will be spot checks across Dubai. Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Surour, deputy director of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, said: “The committee will conduct seven patrols. There will be three inspectors in each patrol, representing the labour committee, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and Dubai Municipality to ensure full enforcement of the midday ban as per regulations in this respect.”

Employers who are found to be violating this law will be issued a fine of AED5,000 per worker, with a maximum fine of AED50,000 for multiple workers.

This rule has been implemented in order to provide a safe environment and protect workers’ rights.

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