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UAE announces working hours for private sector employees during Ramadan 2023

There will be a reduction of two work hours during the holy month

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UAE announces working hours for private sector employees during Ramadan 2023

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) in the UAE has officially announced the working hours for employees in the private sector during Ramadan. As per the announcement, there will be a reduction of two work hours during the holy month.

Under normal circumstances, private sector workers in the UAE typically have an eight-hour workday or a total of 48 working hours per week. However, during the holy month of Ramadan, this will be reduced to six hours per day, equating to a total of 36 working hours per week.

Working Hours in Ramadan

In a circular issued in this regard, the ministry said: “In accordance with the requirements and nature of their work, companies may apply flexible or remote work patterns within the limits of the daily working hours during the days of Ramadan.”

It is important to note that any additional work hours beyond the reduced six-hour schedule during Ramadan may be deemed as overtime, which should be compensated accordingly by the employer.

Working Hours for Federal Employees

The official working hours for ministries and federal employees in the UAE will be from 9:00 to 14:30 from Monday to Thursday, and from 9:00 to 12:00 on Friday during the Holy month of Ramadan.

The federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) issued a circular setting the official working hours during Ramadan for the employees of federal authorities based on a related UAE Cabinet resolution.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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