Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.


UAE announces Ramadan 2023 work hours for government employees

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced official working hours for federal government employees during Ramadan.

In a circular, FAHR announced that the official working hours for ministries and federal authorities will be from 9am to 2:30pm from Monday to Thursday, and from 9am to 12pm on Friday.

The authority stressed that ministries and federal authorities may also implement flexible work or remote work schedules during Ramadan.

For private sector employees, an announcement is yet to be made, but it is expected that work hours will be reduced by two hours during Ramadan.

According to the UAE labour law: “Private sector workers are required to work 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. During the holy month of Ramadan, working hours are reduced by two.”

In the UAE, Ramadan is expected to begin on March 23 and end on April 21. An official announcement will be made once the crescent moon is sighted by the assigned committee. ICA/Expat Media

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