Sharjah will transition into a four-day workweek from January 1, 2022, with Friday, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend.
Government workers in all other Emirates will have a two-and-a-half-day weekend, with Friday serving as a half-day off.
Government staff across the UAE, including those in Sharjah, will work for eight hours from 7.30am to 3.30pm through the week.
While those in Sharjah will have a day off on Fridays, their counterparts in other Emirates will work for 4.5 hours – from 7.30am to 12pm.
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