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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE authorities on Thursday announced working hours for the federal government offices for the month of Ramadan.
The official working hours of all federal government agencies during Ramadan will from 9:00am until 2:00pm from Monday to Thursday.
On Fridays the working hours will be from 9:00am until 12:00 in the afternoon.
From January 2022 the UAE has slashed its official working week to four-and-a-half days and has moved its weekend to Saturday and Sunday.
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The Shariah courts across the country will monitor and notify the committee of any sightings, while the Lunar Calendar Committee at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department will continue to gather evidence and report its findings to the Moon-Sighting Committee.
In its response to a complaint filed by the employees of a retail company, which ordered them to work full time for more than 10 hours and refused to reduce working hours during Ramadan or pay for overtime hours, the ministry said this was an illegal procedure.
The UAE moon-sighting committee will meet virtually on Monday after the Maghreb prayer under the chairmanship of Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice to indicate the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikhs and guests of the country witnessed on Sunday the “Union March”, which was organised by the Presidential Office and launched as part of the activities of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival for 2023 in Al Wathba area in Abu Dhabi.
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