Working hours for employees in Dubai’s private sector have been reduced by two hours during Ramadan.
According to the UAE news agency WAM, “The Ministry's decision emphasised the necessity for the establishments to take into account all the precautionary and preventive measures applied in the country to protect workers and clients from COVID-19 pandemic.”
On Friday (April 24) The Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA and the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced a partial reduction in restrictions on movement in Dubai during Ramadan. Under the revised regulations offices are allowed to reopen but are only permitted to have a 30 percent capacity with the rest of the staff working remotely from home.
Last week the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced the official working hours for ministries and federal entities for Ramadan 2020. All work will start at 9am and finish at 2pm, although all “Ministries and Federal entities must take into consideration those whose nature of work requires otherwise”.
FAHR: The official working hours during the holy month of #Ramadan start from 9 AM until 2 PM. Ministries and Federal entities must take into consideration those whose nature of work requires otherwise. pic.twitter.com/p3SqAxIV1Q— FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) April 19, 2020
Meanwhile school hours are also reduced for kids in Dubai.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced that during Ramadan school hours will be reduced from the usual seven hours a day from Sunday to Thursday, to five hours a day.
Schools across the emirate will remain closed until the end of the 2020/2021 academic year, and students following distance learning programmes, for the most part, fit into the regular timings of the school day.
For everything you need to know about Ramadan in Dubai, click here.