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UAE reveals public sector working hours for Ramadan

Employees are expected to work five-hour days from 9am to 2pm

UAE reveals public sector working hours for Ramadan

Work for all ministries and federal entities will commence at 9am and run through to 2pm. Image: AFP/Getty Images

Federal and ministerial staff across the UAE will work five-hour days during this year’s Ramadan.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced the working hours on Sunday ahead of Ramadan, which is expected to start on April 24.

In a posting on social media 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.

FAHR also called on all federal ministries and agencies to abide by the provisions issued by the authority in relation to remote work during emergencies.

Working hours for private sector employees are expected to be released imminently.

Last year the working day was two hours shorter while schools taught lessons for five hours, between 8am and 1pm.

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