The holy month of Ramadan is not only observed by the Muslim living in United Arab Emirates but also by non-Muslims residents. Ramadan, brings with itself a lot changes in your lifestyle. From eating habits to shopping to office hours.
The people working in the UAE will get a waive of two to three hours from their normal routine. According to a resolution issued on Sunday by Humaid Mohammad Al Qutami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced that the working hours during the Ramadan for federal government and ministry employees will be from 9am to 2pm.
The Minister of Labour, Saqr Gobash, on Monday also issued a resolution stipulating the working hours for the private sector. Both ministers have extended their congratulations on this occasion to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and the people of the UAE, Arab and Islamic world.
At private sector firms, work hours for Muslim staff are generally from 9am to 3pm during Ramadan, but timings will vary for different organisations.
The Holy Month of Ramadan will begin on Sunday 29 June, with Eid-al-Fitr expected to begin on Monday 28 July.