Posted by : Aahil Shaik Tuesday, December 7, 2021

UAE switches Weekend to Saturday and Sunday, with 4 and half days as Work week, starting January 2022 

The government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has adopted a new law of weekly work, to be 4 and half days for work per week, given that the holiday is on Saturday and Sunday, and Friday is half a working day, with a nationwide Friday sermon and prayer scheduled for the whole year. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Telegram

The decision will be implemented from 1st January 2022 and it applies to all government entities and the work timing is as follows :

* As 2nd January 2022 is Sunday, so it will be an official holiday.

* Four and half hours of work on Friday from 7:30 AM to 12 PM See Also : Saudi Arabia tops in list of largest asset management companies in Middle East

* Eight hours work From Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

* Unifying the timing of Friday sermon and prayer to be at 1:15 PM across the UAE throughout the year.

* Possibility of applying flexible working hours and working remotely on Fridays in the federal entities. Recommend : UAE is the 2nd happiest country in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia tops in the list

- The UAE government explained that the decision contributes to enhancing family life and achieving a qualitative leap in the country's economic performance. It also improves the integration of the national economy with various global economies and markets, and ensures matching days of exchanges and commercial and financial transactions.

UAE switches Weekend to Saturday and Sunday, with 4 and Half days as Work week, starting January 2022 -

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