According to Gulf News, innovations will start in January 2022.

The United Arab Emirates became the first Muslim country to refuse the Friday day off.

It is noted that the work week will begin on Monday and end at noon on Friday.

Government officials will be able to work remotely on Friday.

#UAE announces today that it will transition to a four and a half day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend.

All Federal government departments will move to the new weekend from January 1, 2022.

- UAEGOV (@UAEmediaoffice) December 7, 2021

Earlier, State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov proposed to reduce the working day by one hour in the autumn-winter period in Russia.

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