The UAE decides to reduce working and study hours during Ramadan 2024 .. Details

Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates.. Details of working hours, study hours, and paid parking times

The sighting of the crescent moon, which signifies the beginning of the holy time of Ramadan, has been anxiously anticipated by Muslims all around the world as the month of Ramadan draws closer. The sighting of the crescent of Ramadan in certain nations, such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, revealed that the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan will occur on March 11, 2024.

The UAE decides to reduce working and study hours during Ramadan 2024

Ramadan begins on the lunar calendar in the United Arab Emirates, as it does in many other nations with a predominantly Muslim population. The month-long fast normally lasts for either 29 or 30 days. This diversity contributes to the anticipation and spiritual significance of Ramadan, which is a period of time that is characterized by introspective contemplation, community celebration, and prayer.

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) communities get ready for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the reverence for the month is obvious. The anticipation of this holy season can be felt all around the country, beginning with the busy streets and ending with the peaceful mosques. Over the course of this somber event, here is the definitive guide to life and living in the United Arab Emirates.

Observation of the Moon

Every Muslim in the United Arab Emirates was sent an invitation by the UAE moon-sighting committee to observe the crescent moon during the month of Ramadan on March 10, 2024. The moon was observed on Sunday evening, according to the announcement that was made. Consequently, the month of Sha'ban, which is the month that comes before Ramadan in the Hijri calendar, came to a close at the end of 29 days. Therefore, the first day of Ramadan is on March 11th.

On the evening of Sunday, March 10, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia issued a summons to all Muslims to observe the crescent moon that occurs during the month of Ramadan. Due to the fact that it was observed, the tenth of March is the final day of the month of Sha'ban, and the first day of the holy month will be on Monday, March 11.

The holiday of Eid al-Fitr

According to astronomical estimates, the holy month is anticipated to run for a total of thirty days. Should this be the case, the thirty-first day of Ramadan will be on Wednesday, April 10th. Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated by citizens of the United Arab Emirates from the 29th of Ramadan to the 3rd of Shawwal, as stated in the list of holidays that the UAE has declared.

Beginning on Tuesday, April 9 (Ramadan 29) and ending on Saturday, April 13 (Shawwal 3), the dates that correspond to these days on the Gregorian calendar are these. If one takes into account the Sunday weekend, then that is a break of six days.

According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), federal employees in the United Arab Emirates will work 3.5 hours fewer from Monday to Thursday and 1.5 hours less on Friday. This change will take effect starting tomorrow. For the duration of the Islamic holy month, all government agencies and ministries will be open from nine in the morning to 2:30 in the afternoon, Monday through Thursday. Working hours on Fridays are from nine in the morning to twelve in the afternoon, unless the nature of the work requires that they be otherwise.

This means that during the holy month, the government agencies that operate on a shift system are responsible for determining the beginning and ending times of shifts in accordance with their requirements. The maximum amount of hours that can be worked in a single shift is fifty-five and a half hours.

During the Islamic holy month, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) announced that the number of work hours will be decreased by two for employees working in the private sector.

Within the confines of the daily working hours that are established throughout the holy month, businesses have the option to adopt flexible or remote work schedules. This is done in line with the type of the job that they do.

A number of other emirates, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, also issued statements of a similar nature.

In the month of Ramadan, the number of nursing hours that female staff are typically permitted to work will be reduced.

Three-day weekend

It was declared by Umm Al Quwain that there will be three-day weekends for government personnel working in the emirate throughout the month of Ramadan.

Within the statement, it was revealed that the weekend would run from Friday to Sunday during the holy month, and that employees of the government would work five and a half hours on the other days of the week.

Hours of operation for the immigration office

During the holy month of Ramadan, the majority of service centers affiliated with Dubai's General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) will continue to be open from nine in the morning until five in the afternoon. The announcement of shortened working hours for government employees during the holy month occurred at the same time as the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) made the announcement.

The hours of paid parking

During the holy month of Ramadan, there will be paid parking hours and different times for public transportation.

When it comes to public parking, on Monday through Saturday, there are fees that apply to all zones.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the morning The second shift runs from eight o'clock to midnight.

Multiple-story parking lots are open around the clock. When the TECOM Parking Zone (F) is open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, a tariff is enforced.

In addition, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai published the hours of operation for the Bus, Tram, Metro, and Marine Transportation. In the school day
During the month of Ramadan, the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have specified that the duration of school hours should not exceed five hours of instruction time, and ideally within four hours. In addition, it stipulated that the school day on Fridays should be restricted to a maximum of three hours, with attendance beginning at nine in the morning and continuing until twelve in the afternoon.

In preparation for the approaching holy month, educational institutions are already engaged in the process of carefully organizing lessons and carrying out summative exams this week. It has been disclosed by headteachers that schools are modifying their curriculum preparation in order to lessen the focus placed on new learning when pupils follow fasting restrictions.

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