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UAE To Switch The Weekend To Saturday And Sunday

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 07 December 2021
UAE To Switch The Weekend To Saturday And Sunday
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The UAE will switch its weekend to Saturday and Sunday starting from January 1, 2022, and Friday working hours will be from 07:30 am until 12:00 pm. So, the UAE’s government will adopt a Four-and-half-day working week, and the weekend will start on Friday afternoon with two-and-a-half days off.  

UAE New Working Hours 2022

  • Monday to Thursday: 8 working hours from 07:30 am to 03:30 pm. 
  • Friday: 4.5 working hours from 07:30 am to 12:00 pm. 
  • Friday: possibility of flexible working hours and work from home option.
  • Friday sermons & prayer: will be held after 01:15 pm all year long in UAE. 
  • Starting date: The new system will start from January 1, 2022 (Saturday), so January 2, 2022 (Sunday) is a weekend holiday. 

Will the new working week changes in UAE include schools?

Yes, and the Ministry of Education will confirm working hours for schools.