For all those working in the UAE's private sector, the official office hours for the Holy Month of Ramadan have been announced.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has revealed that from Sunday, April 26, the operating hours for those working in the nation's private sector will be reduced by two hours. The shortened working hours are expected to continue throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Ministerial announcement: Reducing the working day by two hours for all employees working in the private sector during the holy month of Ramadan (1441 Hijri), as per the federal law no. 8 for 1980, on regulating labour relations. #MOHRE #UAE pic.twitter.com/ZxJ39o9MS5
— MOHRE_UAE وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) April 24, 2020
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources UAE (FAHR) previously announced that all public sectors will work from 9 AM to 2 PM. In an official tweet, the FAHR added that "Ministries and Federal entities must take into consideration those whose nature of work requires otherwise."
FAHR: The official working hours during the holy month of #Ramadan start from 9 AM until 2 PM. Ministries and Federal entities must take into consideration those whose nature of work requires otherwise. pic.twitter.com/p3SqAxIV1Q
— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) April 19, 2020
The UAE's Ministry of Education in UAE announced that all educational facilities are to adhere to a reduced study plan, that will see the daily duration of each lesson last 30 minutes. With the total number of classes per week ranging from 15 to 20 classes.
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