UAE adopts 4.5-day working week, Saturday and Sunday full days off

MENA

Published: 2021-12-07 11:04

Last Updated: 2022-08-16 04:13


UAE adopts 4.5-day working week, Saturday and Sunday full days off
UAE adopts 4.5-day working week, Saturday and Sunday full days off

Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates announced that it will adopt a four and a half day working week with Saturday and Sunday as full days off.

The new decision will apply to federal government entities, UAE’s media office said, with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend.

The official working hours from Monday to Thursday will be between 7:30am until 3:30pm.

As for Fridays, the working hours will be a 4.5-hour day, from 7:30am until 12pm. Friday sermons will be held after 1:15pm.

 

Additionally, the media office noted that it would allow the possibility of flexible working hours and work-from-home options on Fridays.

All UAE federal government departments will switch to the new weekend starting Jan. 1, 2022.