Full details of the “Friday work” decision .. includes schools in the country

The UAE government confirmed that the new system of weekly work in the UAE includes amending the official working days in the government sector in the country to be four and a half working days from Monday to Thursday, and half a working day on Friday, and the weekly holiday is on Saturday and Sunday.


According to the government decision, the official working hours approved within the new decision will be 8 working hours per day, except for Friday, which will be 4 and a half hours. Mondays to Thursdays • Working hours on Fridays are from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

The government reported that the weekly holiday has been extended for two and a half days at the state level, to be on Saturday and Sunday, and Friday is half a working day, stressing that the implementation of the decision will start from the date of 01/01/2022, with Sunday being an official holiday. .

Regarding the expected impact of implementing the new work system decision, the government confirmed that it will work to achieve business continuity and alignment with global economies and global banking transactions, as well as enhancing the UAE’s position within the global competitiveness indicators in the economic and business sectors, in addition to enabling employees to engage in activities that they were unable to Previously practiced effectively, such as starting a business, completing graduate studies, or traveling.

She noted that the federal authorities can implement flexible working hours and the remote work system on Friday, provided that the authorities approve the implementation mechanisms, and as required by the interest of the workflow in these authorities.


The government stated that the decision will include schools in the UAE, and the Ministry of Education will coordinate and announce the official working hours, considering that increasing the weekly holiday to two and a half days will have a positive impact on the mental health of individuals and strengthening the bonds of family and community relations by providing qualitative time for cultural and recreational activities Family vacation • She said: "The new system enables individuals from different groups to do activities that they could not do previously, especially with the extension of the weekend, where employees can complete their higher studies, participate in training courses, start a private project, or even Travel to different destinations.

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