His Excellency Mr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Sulaiti, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, issued on 20 March 2023, a circular specifying working hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan for ministries, government agencies, public bodies and institutions.
The circular stated that, on the occasion of the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan for the year 1444 AH, it was decided that the number of official working hours during the Holy Month for civil servants will be five hours per day, starting from 9 am - 2 pm.
It is permissible - provided that work requirements are met - that the employee be allowed to come late, at a maximum of ten o'clock in the morning, provided that the employee completes the official working hours (five hours).
Private sector working hours will be announced by the companies' respective HR.
As per the Ministry of Labour, the provision of Article 73 of the Labour law states that the maximum working hours during the auspicious month of Ramadan in the private sector at 36 hrs/week, six hours per day.
The provision of Article 73 of the Labour law states that maximum working hours during the auspicious month of Ramadan in the private sector at 36 hrs/ WK, six hours per day . pic.twitter.com/47ZCmF6pBr— وزارة العمل (@MOLQTR) March 22, 2023
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