"Sharjah Executive" approves 3 days of the weekend

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The Executive Council of the Government of Sharjah approved changing the weekly work system, in line with the state’s vision, to become four working days from Monday until Thursday, and the weekend becomes Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Assistant Secretary-General of the Council, Ahmed Al-Suwaidi, said that the decision comes under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.

He explained that the change includes the official working hours of government agencies to be from 7:30 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon, with the implementation of the new system starting from the first of next January.

His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, said, via the direct line, that the decision came after an extensive study, and stems from the social dimension of the Emirate of Sharjah, which is child-friendly and takes into account the elderly, pointing out that the decision will provide a greater family meeting during the week.

He explained that "Sharjah is the first city in the Arab world to go through this experience that several Western countries have undertaken before, such as Spain and others."

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