UAE government reveals working hours for private sector workers during Ramadan

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The Official Circular lists out revised hours during the holy month, which began yesterday.

Working hours for private-sector employees in the UAE will now be reduced by two hours for the duration of Ramadan, the government has announced. The Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Nasser Al Hamli, revealed the adjusted working hours for staff in a circular issued by the ministry yesterday.

The circular has also advised employers to continue following the prudent actions taken to shield workers from coronavirus. Public sector workers in the UAE will also work reduced hours during the holy month.

Muslims in the UAE began fasting from dawn to dusk yesterday as Ramadan began across the Islamic world.

The coronavirus pandemic poses a challenge to Muslims observing the holy month, with restrictions on large gatherings and mosque closures bringing some changes to Ramadan.


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