The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has issued a circular stating the working hours of employees working in Ministries and Federal entities during Ramadan.
The circular states that official work hours of ministries and federal entities will be from 9am to 2pm during the Holy month.
It further said that these timings may however, not be applicable to those whose work requires otherwise.
Work hours for Private Sector
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation is yet to announce the work hours for the private sector for this year.
However, as per the prevailing laws, the working hours would be reduced by two hours during Ramadan.
The information of the official website of the UAE Government states that the country’s labour law identifies the normal work hours for private sector as eight hours per day (48 hours a week).
The normal work hours will be reduced by two hours per day during the holy month, the government website said.
Last week, the Abu Dhabi and Sharjah authorities had announced that the school hours should not exceed five hours during the holy month.
Ramadan in the UAE may begin on 13th April, subject to the moon sighting. It will last 30 days with Eid al Fitr likely to fall on 13th May.