In federal government entities
The UAE federal government has adopted a four and a half-day working week. Hence, employees work eight hours, from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm from Monday to Thursday, and from 7.30 am to 12.00 pm on Fridays.
Saturdays and Sundays are the official weekends for the federal government sector.
Note: The above work week system was announced in December 2021 and became effective from 1 January 2022.
In local government entities
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Governments have adopted a similar work week system .
However, employees of the Government of Sharjah work four days a week; from Monday to Thursday ; 7.30 am to 3.30 pm. Official weekend in Sharjah is for three days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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