Ramadan 2022: Private sector working hours announced in UAE
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Ramadan 2022: Private sector working hours announced in UAE

Ramadan 2022: Private sector working hours announced in UAE

The reduced hours will be applicable throughout the holy month of Ramadan


The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation on Tuesday announced the working hours for private sector employees in the country during the holy month of Ramadan.

The ministry said that these employees will be able to avail of a reduction of two hours daily during Ramadan.

Earlier this month, the country announced the official working hours for federal government employees during Ramadan. Accordingly, they will work from 9am-2.30pm from Monday-Thursday, and from 9am-12pm on Fridays. Furthermore, these federal government employees can avail of flexible hours and remote working options on Fridays, provided that there is no interruption in services provided by the respective departments. A maximum of 40 per cent of government employees of each entity will be allowed to work remotely on Fridays.

Read: Ramadan 2022: Working hours for federal government employees in UAE announced

Ramadan is expected to begin on April 2, although this hasn’t yet been confirmed and will be contingent on the sighting of the crescent moon.

In related developments, authorities in the UAE have also announced protocols governing the setup of Iftar tents during Ramadan. Permits for Iftar tents have to be obtained prior to set up from the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), with local committees and National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) teams in each emirate being authorised to approve the setup of these tents and determine their locations in coordination with the ERC.

Read: UAE announces guidelines for Ramadan Iftar tents

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