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UAE government adopts new four, half day working week

UAE government adopts new four, half day working week
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UAE - Mubasher: The UAE government has adopted a new working system for all federal government entities with four and a half workdays, effective 1 January 2022.

Under the new system, entities will work from Monday to Thursday starting at 7.30 am and ending at 3.30 pm, while Friday working hours will be from 7.30 am to 12.00 pm, according to a press release on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the weekend will become Saturday and Sunday, and government staff will be allowed to work from home on Fridays.

The new system is in line with the UAE government’s objective to boost work-life balance, enhance social wellbeing, and raise performance to advance the UAE’s economic competitiveness.