Dubai Government employees will be allowed to work remotely during Ramadan, according to directives issued by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council. The move comes in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to allow 70 per cent of federal government employees to work remotely on Fridays during the holy month.
The Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) announced that working hours during Ramadan will be 9am to 2:30pm Monday-Thursday and 9am to 12pm on Fridays, except for employees whose work requires them to be on a separate shift schedule. The DGHR also encouraged government entities to allow 70% of their staff to work remotely on Fridays during the holy month and to continue offering flexible hours as per prevailing laws and approved working hours.
Ramadan is a time of reflection and devotion for Muslims, and this move will help Dubai Government employees balance their work and religious obligations. The DGHR extended Ramadan wishes to Sheikh Mohamed, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Their Highnesses Members of the Federal Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, and all UAE citizens and residents.
This decision reflects the government's commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Remote work has become increasingly popular in the UAE, with many companies offering their employees the option to work from home. The move to allow government employees to work remotely during Ramadan is expected to have a positive impact on productivity and morale.