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What The Law Says: How Long Should You Work During Ramadan

ramadan-hoursIs it applicable to non-Muslims? Can salary be deducted for loss of hours? Experts answer

Office work hours during the Holy month of Ramadan are different, with an average two hours reduced from the daily job schedule, but there may be exceptions.

Here are some questions answered by experts at Taylor Wessing (Middle East), an international law firm, relevant for office goers in Dubai during Ramadan.

What are Ramadan Hours?

Under the Labour Law, the working hours of all employees shall be reduced by two hours per day during the Holy month of Ramadan. This means that employees should only work 6 hours per day (as the statutory maximum working hours are 8 hours per day).

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