Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The UAE government announced, on Tuesday, the adoption of a new system of weekly work to be four and a half days of work per week, and the holiday is on Saturday and Sunday, and Friday is half a working day until 12 noon, starting from the first of January 2022.
And the Emirates News Agency stated that “the decision applies to all entities in the federal government sector in the country, where the official working hours will be based on the new decision from 7:30 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon from Monday to Thursday /8 working hours /, and from From 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday (4 and a half hours). The working hours of government schools in the country will be announced later.
The report added: “The new system will include the possibility of implementing flexible working hours and the remote work system on Friday in the federal authorities, provided that the federal authorities approve the implementation mechanisms, and as required by the interest of the workflow in these authorities, and based on the decision, the date for the Friday sermon and Friday prayer was unified. To be at 1:15 pm nationwide throughout the year.
In its report, the agency stated that, on the economic front, “the new weekly work system will enhance the UAE’s position on the business map as a global economic center, as it will contribute to strengthening the integration of the national economy with various global economies and markets, and enhance its important and effective strategic position in the global economy, especially since The new system of weekly work ensures that the days of exchanges and commercial, economic and financial transactions coincide with the countries that adopt the weekly holiday on Saturdays and Sundays.
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