Private sector workers in the United Arab Emirates will have their working hours reduced by two hours during Ramadan, it was announced on Monday.
The announcement was made in a circular issued by minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Saqr Ghobash, official news agency WAM reported.
The circular is in implementation of Article 65 of the Federal Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 regarding work relations and its amendments.
On Sunday, the UAE announced that public sector workers in the country will work from 9am to 2pm during the holy month, which is expected to begin on June 6.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
This year, it also coincides with the summer solstice – the longest day of the year, according to reports.