Saudi officially changes weekend to Fri-Sat

King issues royal decree officially changing kingdom's weekend from Thurs-Fri
By Daniel Shane
Sun 23 Jun 2013 04:27 PM

Saudi Arabia has officially changed its weekend to Friday-Saturday from its current Thursday-Friday, following a royal decree issued by the country's ruler King Abdullah.

According to the decree, the change will come into effect on June 29. The move will bring the Gulf's most populous country and world's largest oil exporter in line with the rest of the GCC countries, which currently operate on a Sunday to Thursday working week. Oman was the most recent to make the switch, changing to the new weekend on May 1 this year.

A video of the official announcement can be seen here.

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