Ministry of labour announced Ramadan Working Hours (5 working hours)

As per the Saudi labor law (Article 8) the Ramadan working hours shall be reduced to a max. of 6 hours a day, or 36 hours per week.

Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development (HRSD) has announced 5 working hours a day, starting from 10:00 AM and till 3:00 PM, for the month of Holy Ramadan. This announcement applies to the government office only.

The directive states

1. The official working hours during the month of Ramadan shall be 5 hours, starting at 10:00 am till 3:00 PM.

2. The number of employees working remotely during Ramadan should not exceed 25% of the total workforce.

3. The shall be three groups of employees working during the day, with flexible work hours.

4. Biometric attendance will remain suspended.

Minister of HRSD, Mr. Ahmed Al Rajhi, stated that necessary SOP’s need to be adhered to at offices to prevent and control the prevention of corona.

The restaurants will remain closed during Ramadan, while take away will be allowed.

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) also announced on 30th March 2021, the working hours in Ramadan for the banks, along with the Eid-Ul-Fitr holidays.

The working hours for the bank will be from 10 AM till 4 PM.

Eid-Ul-Fitr holidays from the start by the end of the workday, Monday, May 10, with the bank resuming it’s operations on Monday, 17, 2021.

Eid Al-Adha holiday will commence by the end of work on Thursday, July 15, 2021, with work recommencing on Sunday, July 25, 2021.

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