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UAE announces working hours for Ramadan 2020

UAE announces working hours for Ramadan 2020

It added that the public sector bodies must continue to abide by the relevant remote working circulars issued to their departments

The UAE government has announced reduced working hours for all public sector entities in the country during Ramadan 2020.

The country’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said that the official working hours for the public sector will be from 9am-2pm.

It added that the federal ministries and agencies must take into account those whose nature of work dictates otherwise and that all government bodies must continue to abide by the provisions mentioned in the circulars related to remote working in place as a result of the precautionary Covid-19 measures.

The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Friday, April 24, an astronomer in the UAE has predicted.

That should make the moon visible to the human eye anytime post sunset on April 23, with fasting set to begin the following day.

Read: Ramadan likely to begin on April 24, Eid dates forecast

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a time when Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

Fasting is expected to last for less than 15 hours this year in the UAE, the report quoted Al Jarwan as stating.

The end of Ramadan, when the new moon is sighted, marks Eid Al Fitr – the start of the Shawwal month.

The month of Ramadan is anticipated to last for 30 days this year, with the first day of Eid Al Fitr expected to fall on Sunday, May 24, according to Al Jarwan.

In the UAE, the moon-sighting committee will confirm the official starting dates for Ramadan and Eid.

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