Dubai Crown Prince directs top officials to plan for weather emergencies

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Heads of Dubai Government entities have been instructed to develop a proactive plan to further enhance the emirate's preparedness for dealing with unexpected weather conditions.

The directive was issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, during a meeting with heads of various government departments.

Sheikh Hamdan reviewed the progress achieved in restoring normalcy across Dubai following the severe weather conditions.

He said that the challenges encountered in recent days provide an opportunity for the emirate to enhance its emergency response systems and create a new mechanism backed by proactive plans to manage various scenarios.

Sheikh Hamdan said he is closely monitoring the situation along with government entities to address the challenges that emergency response teams faced following the extreme weather.

"The safety of every citizen, resident and visitor continues to be the Dubai Government’s highest priority," he added.


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