Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah announce shift to UAE's new weekend

iStock [For illustration]

Work week for government employees in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah will move from Monday to Friday, in line with the UAE's new weekend.

Working hours for government employees will be from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Monday through Thursday, and to 12:00pm on Fridays.

The changes will be effective as of January 1, 2022.

This means, Sunday, January 2, 2022, will be an official holiday.

This is currently applicable to government entities in both the Emirates.

The announcement, made on national media WAM, said that the roll-out of the system will take into consideration government entities whose activities require alternative arrangements.

Flexible and remote work systems will remain in place in line with relevant directives and regulations.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Agenda

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Broadcasting every weekday, Georgia Tolley goes beyond the headlines to speak to government ministers, decision makers, analysts and local experts to find out how the news will impact those of us living in the UAE.

  • Entertainment Extra

    1:00pm - 2:00pm


On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.