Shorter working hours in the UAE over Ramadan

Shorter working hours in the UAE over Ramadan

The Holy month of Ramadan will begin on May 17, 2018 so the UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that they have reduced working hours for the public sector. The employees of public sector will work from 9am to 2pm.

The working hours for private sector have not been announced yet.

According to the law all workers’ hours should be reduced by two hours a day. If work timings are from 9am to 6pm than you can allowed to go home at 4pm.

The DIFC labour law says that, “During the Holy month of Ramadan an employee who observes the fast shall not be required to work more than six hours a day. There shall be no reduction in compensation as a result.”

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