Dubai government officials to work five hour days during Ramadan
Dubai government officials to work five hour days during Ramadan

Dubai government officials to work five hour days during Ramadan

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced their workers will have to work five-hour days during Ramadan.

Using Twitter, they announced that workers in ministries and federal employees will need to work from 9 am to 2 pm.

They did add a caveat that some might need to work longer hours if their work requires it during Ramadan.

Ramadan is due to start on Monday, April 12 and last for a month.

Ramadan will take place twice in 2030

Astronomers in the UAE have predicted that Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr will take place twice in 2030 taking place in both January and December.

Ramadan is observed using the lunar month which moves forward 10-11 days each year. And looking ahead, astronomers have been able to predict there will be two Ramadans by 2030.

The chief executive officer of the Dubai Astronomy Group Hassan Ahmed Al Hariri told Gulf News that this was a natural phenomenon.

“The solar calendar and the lunar calendar run separately from each other and are different. The solar one is fixed with the sun, while the lunar calendar is always 11 days shorter. So having two Ramadans is a natural result of having two different calendars,” Al Hariri said.

“Calendars were invented by humans so we could use it as a benchmark and to count the time. People should see the two Ramadans as a natural thing,” he said.