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Working hours for the private sector this Ramadan are announced

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation(MOHRE) has announced working hours for the private sector to be reduced by two hours during the holy month of Ramadan.

Work hours will be reduced by two hours

Employees’ work timings will be reduced by two hours but private companies don’t necessarily have to follow the timings. The announcement of the working hours by MOHRE was in accordance with Article 65 of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980. Whereas, the public sector work timings during the holy month is from 9am-2pm.

Ramadan starts on May 17th

Yesterday, UAE’s moon sighting committee announced that Ramadan will officially begin from Thursday, 17th May and will end on 17th June, followed by two public holidays to mark Eid-Al-Fitr celebrations. GCC states Oman and Kuwait had announced May 17th as the official starting date too. Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Maktoum took to Instagram Stories to announce the starting date of the holy month.

Parking hours have been announced

During the holy month, the parking hours have changed with paid parking from 8am-6pm and from 8pm-12am. There will be free parking during Maghrib prayers and for iftar, between 6pm-8pm. Whereas, in Abu Dhabi, parking hours are from 9am-2pm and from 9pm-2:30am besides Thursdays, where evening parking hours are til 12am.

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