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The month of Ramadan is considered the holiest and most sacred month of the Islamic Hijri (lunar) calendar. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are required to elevate their level of spiritual and physical submission to God by way of fasting; that is to say, Muslims must abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and also husband-wife intimacy from the breaking of dawn until the setting of the sun.
In the UAE, businesses and government offices usually operate reduced working hours during Ramadan to accommodate the spiritual practices of Muslims. Stay informed with Wego as we prepare to welcome the holiest of months. Here are the updated working hours for Ramadan 2024 in UAE.
Ramadan 2024 working hours UAE
Last year, workers in UAE had a reduction in working hours. According to the UAE’s labour law, private sector employees are required to work eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. However, during Ramadan, employees will only be required to work six hours a day or 30 hours a week due to the two-hour reduction in working hours.
These adjusted timings aim to facilitate worship, family time, and personal obligations while maintaining the normal functioning of essential services. The exact working hour adjustments have varied from year to year. As we get closer to Ramadan, we will provide timely updates on UAE’s official working hours, enabling everyone to make the most of this special month.
Ramadan 2024 school hours in UAE
This year, Ramadan coincides with the spring break, and approximately 15 days of Ramadan will align with this holiday, leading to school closures. For the remaining days, schools are mandated to provide a maximum of five hours of lessons daily. Additionally, on Fridays, schools are required to conclude by 12 pm to allow for the observance of Friday prayers.
When is Ramadan 2024 in UAE?
According to the Hijri calendar published by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD), Ramadan is set to commence on Tuesday, 12 March 2024.