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Dubai Chamber Urges Private Sector To Implement Remote Working For Employees' Safety Dubai Chamber has already implemented its own remote work plan, in coordination with relevant authorities

By Megha Merani

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H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has urged Dubai's private sector businesses to ensure the safety and health of its employees by asking them to work remotely, to help counter the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a video message to the business community, Buamim called on the private sector to adhere to the guidelines and directives issued by the UAE government authorities in implementing all preventive and precautionary measures.

The Dubai Chamber has also launched "Be Safe. Work Smart" to amplify the UAE government's appeal to its citizens and residents to stay at home during these exceptional circumstances.

Buamim stressed that the business community can play an important role in supporting the efforts and measures put in place by the government to keep the community safe, and to act with responsibility and professionalism to protect employees while ensuring business continuity.

Leading by example, Buamim added, Dubai Chamber has already implemented its own remote work plan, in coordination with relevant authorities. Employees have been provided with the latest technologies, and solutions to all barriers have been identified, in order to maintain business continuity.

Smart Services provided by the Dubai Chamber include certificates of origin, attestations, membership services, studies, research and reports, business and legal services, issuance of ATA Carnet, Dubai Chamber's CSR Label, and issuance, renewal and amendment of membership, in addition to the services available to economic and professional bodies, business groups and councils groups services.

Dubai Chamber's Smart Legal Service also provides legal representation and information, while members can get ratification of signatures, copies and stamps through the Smart attestation services. Businesses, councils and startups can also look for information and business intelligence on various parameters as well as access case studies and research reports.

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Megha Merani

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Megha Merani is an independent journalist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her stories have made headlines across a number of publications including Reuters, Associated Press, Entrepreneur Middle EastBloomberg Middle East, Arabian Gulf Business Insight, Arabian Business, and former local daily 7DAYS.

Megha also produces editorial for government platforms including the World Government Summit and World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils. She has been a grant winner of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Global Initiative Against Organized Crime funded by the government of Norway to report on the online trade in illegal wildlife.

Megha is also an Associate Fellow (AFHEA) at Murdoch University in Dubai and leads its Digital Newsroom course unit. In addition, Megha serves as a United Nations Women mentor to support equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and supports various other programs including TIE Women, 60 Day Startups, and the Watt Inc. Business Incubator.

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