Public sector workers in the UAE will work for five hours in a day throughout Ramadan, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced on Thursday.
All ministries and federal entities will work during 9 am and 2 pm, apart from cases where the nature of the work necessitates extra hours of operation, official news agency WAM quoted FAHR as stating.
The holy month of Ramadan is anticipated to begin on Tuesday, May 7 in most of the Islamic nations this year, the International Astronomical Centre predicted last week.
In the UAE, the official date will be announced by the moon-sighting committee.
On Wednesday, the UAE staff will have their working hours reduced by two hours for the holy month.
The school day during Ramadan will start between 8am and 8.30am and finish between 1pm to 1.30pm — with shorter breaks as required.