With temperatures reaching a scorching 47°C in the UAE, authorities have swiftly taken action to safeguard workers from the intense heat. Various measures have been introduced, ranging from complimentary ice cream to restrictions on outdoor work during peak hours, to combat the high temperatures.

1. Midday break: The UAE government has enforced a midday break from June 15 to September 15. This prohibits work under direct sunlight and in open-air areas between 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

2. Rest stations: For the numerous UAE residents who often provide cold bottles of water and soda to delivery riders, it's heartening to know that there are now over 6,000 rest spots available. These stations, established by both government and private sectors, offer shade, cooling devices, and cold water for delivery workers during the midday break.

3. Free ice cream, juices distributed: Today, workers in Abu Dhabi received free ice creams, juices, and fruits. This initiative, 'Our Refreshing Summer,' organized by Abu Dhabi City Municipality through the Municipal Community Center - Rabdan City, aims to ease the harsh weather conditions for workers and foster a sense of compassion within society.

4. Al Freej initiative: The 'Al Freej Fridge' campaign is dedicated to distributing cold water, juices, and ice cream to alleviate the summer heat's impact on workers and promote values of compassion and generosity in the Dubai community. Running until August 23, the campaign will benefit a million cleaners, construction workers, delivery riders, and agricultural workers on streets and roads throughout the summer.