Suspected Covid-19 outbreak shuts Dubai’s Philippines labour office


The labour office for Philippine nationals in Dubai has been temporarily closed due to a possible outbreak of Covid-19.

Work at the Philippines Overseas Labour Office (Polo) were suspended on Sunday for at least two days while sanitisation was carried out.

A notice posted by the office advised anyone who visited the Polo in recent days to take a PCR tests for coronavirus as a precaution.

It is the second time government services have been suspended in Dubai in recent weeks.

Consular services for Filipinos living in the UAE were also suspended for two days after a suspected outbreak of Covid-19 at the offices in Al Qusais 3 on January 17.

Philippine nationals with existing appointments for the closure period will be contacted through their registered mobile number or email address.

Immediate assistance can be availed by calling the Polo hotline on 050652662 or via email at, or the Owwa hotline on 0505585536 or email

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Updated: February 22, 2021 09:06 AM