UAE weekend moving to Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday from January
UAE weekend moving to Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday from January

UAE weekend moving to Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday from January

The UAE has confirmed that it will move to a four-and-a-half day working week with the weekend starting on Friday afternoon.

The new weekend will start on Friday afternoon and include Saturday and Sunday. Work will then resume on Monday, in line with many other countries around the world.

All Federal government departments will move to the new weekend from January 1, 2022.

The new working week also includes much more flexibility.

The new federal schedule includes 8 hour days from Monday to Thursday.

Friday will then be a 4.5-hour working day running from 7.30 am until midday.

The day will then finish before Friday prayers.

The UAE has also announced it will include flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home on Fridays.

And the move to a 2.5 day weekend is being done to ‘boost productivity and improve the work-life balance.’

Which is honestly some of the best news DubaiLAD has heard for a long time!