UAE Weekend changes to Saturday and Sunday

An announcement has been made that starting on the 1st January 2022 all govt and federal departments will move to a 4 and a half day working week with the weekend moving to Saturday and Sunday. The hours for the half day on Friday will be made up during the week by extending each working day by 1 hour, from Monday to Thursday so that there will be no impact on productivity. *** No guidelines have been issued for the private sector at this time. ***