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UAE announces Ramadan working hours for public sector

UAE announces Ramadan working hours for public sector

Government employees will work from 9am until 2pm during the holy month

Public sector employees in the UAE will work for five hours per day during Ramadan, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced on Thursday.

The working hours for all ministries and federal entities will be from 9am until 2 pm, except in cases where the nature of the work requires extra hours of operation, official news agency WAM quoted FAHR as stating.

The holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Monday, May 6 in most of the Islamic nations this year, the International Astronomical Centre predicted last week.

In the UAE, the official date will be announced by the moon-sighting committee.

On Wednesday, the UAE announced that private sector employees will have their working hours reduced by two hours for the holy month.

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has also reduced school hours in the emirate for Ramadan.

The school day during Ramadan will start between 8am and 8.30am and finish between 1pm to 1.30pm — with shorter breaks as required.


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