Abu Dhabi government confirms changes to work week

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Abu Dhabi Government will implement a four and a half day working week, with the weekend moved to Saturday-Sunday, and a half-day on Friday.

As of January 1, 2022, the weekend will fall on Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday, January 2 to be an official holiday, in line with the UAE government's latest directive.

The new work schedule will be implemented in Abu Dhabi across all government entities with the work week becoming Monday to Thursday and a half-work day on Friday.

Official working hours in government entities will be from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (Monday to Thursday), and from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm on Friday.

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