Ramadan 2020: Reduced Hours Announced for the UAE Private Sector Employees.

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The working hours for the private sector employees reduced by two hours during Ramadan.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced a reduction in the working day for the private sector employees throughout the holy month of Ramadan. Starting from Sunday, 26 April 2020, workers will have a two-hour reduction of their workday.

This will continue throughout the entire period of Ramadan, which is likely to last 29 or 30 days. Ramadan started on Friday, 24 April 2020, and Eid Al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, is likely to fall on 23 or 24 May 2020.

Public sector employees have already been granted a reduced working day. MoHRE announced that the government sector workers will work only between the hours of 9am and 2pm.

In addition, Dubai Media Office announced that after easing COVID-19 related movement restrictions, employees can return to offices, if necessary. However, the number of employees present at an office should not exceed 30 per cent of the total workforce. Employees should also wear face masks and have their temperature checked.

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