Dubai government employees to receive April salaries early

The Crown Prince is committed to supporting employees and their families during the recent extreme weather
Dubai government employees to receive April salaries early
Sheikh Hamdan orders early payment of salaries for government employees.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has directed the early disbursement of April salaries for Dubai government employees, military personnel, military retirees, and recipients of government social benefits on Tuesday, April 23.

This decision reflects the Crown Prince’s commitment to supporting employees and their families during the extreme weather conditions recently faced by the country. The early disbursement is aimed at helping employees manage their family needs and ensuring their wellbeing during this period.

Read more: UAE weather: Sheikh Hamdan orders alternative housing for affected families in Dubai, other services at no extra cost

On Sunday, Sheikh Hamdan approved a series of initiatives and measures to urgently mitigate the impact of the severe weather in Dubai, which were formulated at a meeting he held with heads of government entities.

The Crown Prince directed the establishment of a committee to urgently review all requests from Emirati citizens affected by the heavy rains. The committee will determine the most appropriate measures to address these requests, prioritising the repair and rehabilitation of the homes of affected citizens.

Sheikh Hamdan also directed the Dubai Land Department and the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) to coordinate with property developers to expedite the restoration of normalcy in all communities managed by the developers. All residential management companies and real estate developers will offer the following services at no additional charges: alternative housing for residents affected by the weather; distribution of food within affected communities; comprehensive pest control services; enhanced security to ensure safety of residents; assistance with returning to residential properties, including interior cleaning services; monitoring and documenting damages caused by the rains during the insurance coverage period; and assistance in assessing potential risks to properties.

Formation of support committee, monitoring and humanitarian support

Sheikh Hamdan also directed the formation of a committee to support affected people, chaired by Omar Bushahab, CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment. Members of the committee also include Dubai’s Community Development Authority, Dubai Municipality, the Roads and Transport Authority, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the Department of Economy and Tourism. The committee is tasked with receiving and promptly addressing requests from citizens affected by the recent rains, ensuring that their concerns and needs are handled efficiently and effectively.

He also directed Dubai’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department with monitoring and providing humanitarian support to people in need. He also instructed the Community Development Authority to activate the ‘Jood’ platform to receive contributions from the private sector to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by the extreme weather in the emirate.

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