Three-day work week begins in the UAE
Working people in the United Arab Emirates are looking forward to a three-day work week and a four-day weekend this week to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Paid long weekends, which will begin as early as Thursday, April 20, have been given to workers in both the public and private sectors. Work activities will resume on Monday, April 24. So, this will be only a three-day work week.
In 2023, the holy month of Ramadan is likely to last 29 days, so the Eid al-Fitr will start on Friday, April 21, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the Emirates Astronomical Society, said earlier.
The exact date of the end of Ramadan will be confirmed by the Moonwatching Committee. Traditionally, Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the associated fasting, is a joyous time to meet family and friends, travel and go shopping.
Travel companies recommend families to book travel in advance for the festive dates, as airfares will increase by 150% or more during the high season.
In Dubai, civil employees have been paid their April salaries ahead of schedule so that their families can celebrate Eid al-Fitr with dignity. The decision was based on a directive from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
Source: Arabian Business
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