UAE 20 March 2023: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued directives to allow 70 percent of Dubai Government employees to work remotely on Fridays during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The announcement follows the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said Wam.
Ramadan is expected to begin after sundown on Wednesday March 22.
The Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) said working hours during Ramadan will be 9 am to 2:30 pm Monday -Thursday; and 9 am to 12 pm on Fridays, except for employees whose work requires them to be on a separate shift schedule.
The DGHR also said Dubai Government entities can continue offering flexible hours during Ramadan as per prevailing laws and approved working hours. The DGHR encouraged government entities to allow 70 percent of their staff to work remotely on Fridays during the Holy Month.
Federal Government’s official working hours during Ramadan Fridays
Upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the official working hours of Federal Government’s employees during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be 70 percent by remote work, and 30 percent in person on Fridays.
The attendance of students of public universities, as well as school students, will be remote on Fridays while considering the pre-set dates for their exams.
The resolution aims to offer more flexible official working hours in consideration of social interactions between families during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
It also enables Federal Government authorities to maintain their business continuity and provide adequate services, and offers flexibility to students of public education establishments in the educational process.