his year Ramadan is most likely to begin on 2nd April 2022 however the UAE’s moon-sighting committee still has to give the confirmation on the exact date. Reduced working hours will be observed by all the government organisations and public as well as private sector businesses.
Working Hours for Public Sector
The UAE Government recently announced the reduced working hours for the public sector. The timings are 9:00 AM to 02:30 PM from Monday to Thursday for all public organisations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the northern emirates.
Friday is a working day now therefore all public and government entities will remain open from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Under the directives, almost 40% of the government employees are allowed to work from home on Fridays. Preference is given to employees with exceptional circumstances or those who are living far from their workplaces. These working hours are applied to all federal entities as well including Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) and local public sector entities like Dubai Municipality.
All employees as entitled to the new working hours of Ramadan whether they are a Muslim or not.
Things to do during Ramadan
The malls will remain open for longer therefore yoyou can go for late-night shopping or eating out.ou can also book a Ramadan tent for suhoor or iftar. Giving back to the community and sharing your blessings with the less fortunate ones is the best way toto make the most of the blessed month.