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Mandatory midday break for workers in UAE ends

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Dubai Filed on September 15, 2019 | Last updated on September 15, 2019 at 10.16 pm
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The mandatory midday break that began on June 15 ended on Sunday.

Sripal Aagadu, a mason at a construction site in Qusais, is happy that he got a two-and-a-half hour break during the hottest months of the year. "However, it is still hot. Our company allows us to slow down during the hot hours. But, humidity makes it harder to work," he said.

The mandatory midday break that began on June 15 ended on Sunday. It prevented any outdoor labour work between 12.30pm and 3pm.

Humidity set to increase: NCM

The summer has not slowed down yet and the harsh summer is still holding strong. Sharing the weather report for the coming week, the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) said: "The weather is expected to be partly cloudy with temperatures expected to reach highs of 45C internally and 41C on the coast and islands."

The NCM said the humidity will increase late night and early morning over internal and coastal areas with a chance of fog or mist. On Tuesday, the weather will be fair to partly cloudy. However, high humidity is expected throughout the week.


Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for 10 years. She has a keen interest in writing about issues that plague the common person, and will never turn down a human interest story. She completed her Bachelor in Arts in Journalism, Economics, and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves travelling, and Audible is her favourite mobile application. Tweet at her @wordjunkie88

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