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The United Arab Emirates government announced a change to a four-and-a-half-day working week for federal entities beginning in January, from Monday morning to Friday afternoon, one of a handful of countries to do so for the Gulf states. is one. To attract more investments and match the global markets.

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UAE Government tweeted The announcement, which will apply to federal employees who will work Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Friday through January 1, 2022.

Friday will be a half day, as it is a holy day in Islam; The United Arab Emirates currently practices a Sunday to Thursday work week like most Gulf states.

Intend to transition to the long weekend”encouragement Improving productivity and work-life balance,” the UAE government said.

The government did not announce changes for the private sector.

NS private education sector Joined the switch to a new work week, the UAE’s education regulator tweeted, according to financial Times,

The UAE has already implemented other policy changes to its Islamic religious law to try and attract top talent: decriminalized Cohabitation of unmarried couples, allowed and allowed foreigners 100% ownership of businesses without a local partner alcohol consumption And shop without a liquor license.


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