Ramadan work hours reduced for private sector

Office time cut from 8 hours to 6 hours, without affecting salaries of employees

The Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, has issued a circular on the reduction of working hours in Ramadan in implementation of Article 65 of Federal Law Number 8 of year 1980, on regulation of work relations and its amendments.

In accordance with the resolution, the working hours of private sector companies and establishments will be reduced from 8 hours to 6 hours, without affecting the salaries of employees.

Labour Ministry work timing

The working hours at the Customer Service Counters of the Labour Ministry will be from 9am until 5.30pm during the month of Ramadan, according to a MOL statement.

The ministry has sent circulars to various customer service centres across the country to this effect.

The ministry congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of Emirates, people of the UAE and the Arab and Islamic nation on advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

Public sector Ramadan timings announced

Federal ministries and departments will work from 9am to 2pm

Work at Federal ministries and departments will be from 9am to 2pm during Ramadan, according to a circular issued yesterday by Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Human Resources.

Al Qutami also extended warm congratulations and best wishes for happiness and good health on the glorious occasion to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates.

He also congratulated the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic nations on the advent of Ramadan.

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