Dubai Government announces four and half day working week
The new working week will better align the UAE with global markets, reflecting the country’s strategic status on the global economic map.
It will also boost work-life balance and enhance social wellbeing, while increasing performance to advance the UAE’s economic competitiveness.
The changes to the working week system also include new official working hours.
Public sector employees will be expected to work from 7:30am to 3:30pm from Monday to Thursday (8 hours) and 12:00pm on Fridays (four-and-one-half hours).