The UAE was the first Muslim country to switch from an Islamic weekend to a European one to European ones. Now they will work in the country from Monday to Friday, as in the West. Reuters writes about this.
Rest in the Emirates will also be European-style – on Saturday and Sunday. Previously, the country focused on Islamic weekends – Friday and Saturday. Officials can work from home on Friday, the schedule will be reduced. Starting from January 1, on Fridays, people will work from 7:30 to 12:00.
A normal working day in the UAE lasts from 7:30 to 15:30. According to local authorities, such measures are aimed at making it easier for residents to maintain a work-life balance. At the same time, a reduction in the working week can be aimed at increasing the attractiveness of the Emirates for international companies and their employees.
Abu Dhabi is also seeking to expand cooperation with Moscow. As of 2021, trade between Russia and the United Arab Emirates has grown and exceeded $ 4 billion.