Ramadan 2023 UAE Working Hours

ramadan 2023 uae working hours

With Ramadan less than a month away, expect changes in the daily lives of UAE residents.

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is considered a time of fasting, charity and spiritual reflection. In the United Arab Emirates, Muslims and non-Muslims observe a common spirit of various traditions and customs.

Working Hours During Ramadan

Work and school hours will be reduced and hours of operation and paid parking will change. There will be special prayers late at night and sleeping patterns will change.
The park will have changed opening hours, Ramadan Night Bazaar and promotions offering up to 90% off.

The authorities have not yet made an official statement, but here are some of the changes that will take place during Ramadan:

1. Reduction Of Working Hours Public & Private Sector

generally reduces working hours by two hours but does not take no pay cut, and even non-Muslims are entitled to his reduced working hours.

According to UAE labour law, private sector workers are usually required to work eight hours a day with an hour for lunch. During Ramadan, working times are reduced by two hours for all employees irrespective of whether they are Muslim or fasting.

2. Reduced School Hours

Students will also spend less time in school.
Some establishments specify that their Ramadan hours are Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

While physical education or physical education classes continue, fasting students will not be required to participate in these activities. Swimming lessons will be canceled, while music lessons will be largely theoretical. Teachers should also limit the number of assignments and assignments.
School cafeterias will be covered so that students who are fasting do not have to see other people who may be eating.

3. Business Opening hours

Supermarkets and grocery stores are open as usual, some shopping centers may be open until late at night.

Restaurants are also open, but many insist on fasting times, closing during the day and opening after evening prayers. The restaurant is very busy in the evening and the opening hours are extended until the fasting period.
Shopping destinations stay open longer during the holy month. Night markets have sprung up across the country like mushrooms after the rain. Leading retailers in the UAE are offering massive discounts of up to 90% on a wide range of products.

4. Parking Hours & Fees

Paid parking hours also vary during Ramadan.
Although there is no official announcement yet, here are the paid parking times from previous years:

Abu Dhabi: Mawaqif parking fees apply from Saturday to Thursday from 08:00 to 12:00. Parking is free on Fridays and holidays.

Dubai: parking fees apply from 08:00 to 18:00; Monday to Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Parking is free on Sundays. The multi-storey car park will operate 24/7 as a paid service.
Sharjah: Parking is chargeable between 08:00 and 12:00. It is free around the mosque during Tarawih prayers. Parking is free in most areas on Fridays and holidays.

5. Fasting and Driving Behavior​

According to authorities, sleep deprivation is common among Muslims who fast during Ramadan, resulting in drowsiness and reduced driving performance.
They advise motorists to “get enough sleep, exercise regularly and eat regularly”. It’s also important to start your trip early to avoid last-minute rush.

FAQ About Ramadan UAE 2023 Working Hours

What are the working hours of Ramadan in Dubai?

Generally reduces working hours by two hours but does not take no pay cut, and even non-Muslims are entitled to his reduced working hours.

Do people work in Dubai during Ramadan?

During the holy month, workers in the UAE can expect reduced working hours. According to the UAE labour law “Private sector workers are required to work 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. During the holy month of Ramadan, working hours are reduced by two.”

What is the law for Ramadan working hours in UAE?

According to UAE labour law, private sector workers are usually required to work eight hours a day with an hour for lunch. During Ramadan, working times are reduced by two hours for all employees irrespective of whether they are Muslim or fasting.

Will shops be open during Ramadan?

Yes, shops remain open during Ramadan ,only the opening hours extended during Ramadan 

What time are malls open during to Ramadan?

During Ramadan, supermarkets extend their night hours to accommodate those who fast between sunrise and sunset. Most are open until 1am, but check individual websites for details.

Is everything shut in Dubai during Ramadan?

No, everything is open during Ramadan, only working and opening hours  extened

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