Work hours across all enterprises, institutions and private sector companies in the country have been reduced by two hours per day during the holy month of Ramadan for the year 1436 Hijri, 2015 AD without any cut in wages, according to UAE Ministry of Labour.
Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, made the announcement in a circular stating the implementation of provision of Article 65 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980, which concerns regulation of labour relations and its amendments.
Ghobash extended greetings to the 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, on the special Islamic occasion. He also sent across warm regards to the UAE government and people.
Meanwhile, the Labour Ministry will continue providing inspectional service and other services at labour offices from 9.00 until 17:30hrs during the holy month of Ramadan, except Fridays and Saturdays.
The Ministry applies a flexible work-hour system for its employees, which enables service provision during late hours.