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UAE reveals private sector working hours for Ramadan

Work will be reduced by two hours during this year's Ramadan

UAE reveals private sector working hours for Ramadan

Working hours for the UAE’s private sector employees will be reduced by two-hours, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced.

According to the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the Ministry’s decision “emphasised the necessity for the establishments to take into account all the precautionary and preventive measures applied in the country to protect workers and clients from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Earlier in the week, it was announced that federal and ministerial staff across the UAE will work five-hour days during this year’s Ramadan.

In a posting on social media, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced that work for all ministries and federal entities will commence at 9am and run through to 2pm, although “those whose job nature demands working extra hours”, will be exempt from the timings.

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