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Ramadan working hours announced for various departments

Various departments and bodies announce Ramadan working hours

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 17:28 July 16, 2012
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Working hours for ministry and federal government bodies will be from 9am to 2pm, according to a circular issued by Humaid Mohammad Al Qutami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Human Resources.

The move is in line with Cabinet Resolution No 13 of 2012 regarding the executive regulations of Federal Law No 11 of 2008 and its amendments pertaining to human resources in the federal government.

On this occasion, the authority extended its heartfelt congratulations to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic world.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior has announced that working hours during Ramadan at the directorates of residency and foreigners’ affairs across the country will be from 9am to 6pm.

Major General Nasser Al Awadi Al Menhali, Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior and Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs, said that work groups have been set up to oversee fast transactions at all service counters without delay.

This is to ensure the best services for all customers as part of maintaining total quality; he added.

The Emirates Identity Authority announced that the registration centre’s working hours during Ramadan will be from 8am to 5pm, with the exception of Umm Al Quwain, Al Dhaid and Western Region centres, which will be from 9am to 2pm.

Administrative employees in the authority will work from 9am to 2pm.

Abu Dhabi Police announced that the Vehicle Registration and Driver Licencing Department will have a morning and evening shift from 8am to 6pm. The department in the Western Region will be open from 8am to 1pm.

Abu Dhabi Police’s punitive and correctional establishments announced inmate visit timings during Ramadan in Al Wathba and Al Ain.

Visitors with permits from the public prosecution will be able to visit inmates on Sundays, from 9am to 2pm. Members of diplomatic corps will be able to visit inmates on Wednesday, also from 9am to 2pm.

Women will be able to visit inmates on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, visitation will be available from 9am to 4pm, and on Tuesday 9am to 2pm. Men visiting women inmates will be able to so on Thursday, from 9am to 11.30am. Lawyers’ visitation hours will be from 11.45am to 2pm.

Foreign men will be able to visit inmates on Friday from 9am to 12pm, and 1pm to 4pm.


Comments (4)

  1. Added 15:45 July 17, 2012

    please implement working hours for private companies

    kyle, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 13:31 July 17, 2012

    Please let me know the working hours in Ramadan.Iam a muslim working woman.i have 1 hr journey.If my company didnt allow me to go earlier what will i do?

    nafy, sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 10:37 July 17, 2012

    what is ramadan timing in non goverment like company or private. goverment should. make ramadan timing also for private or company. so we can follow the rules what is the ramadan working hours.

    edlyn, abu dhabi, Philippines

  4. Added 09:18 July 17, 2012

    In Free Zones Like Sharjah Airport Free Zone and other also no rule like that is emplemented specialy in Free zone base companies free zone athorities might having time but in companies nothing like that

    Khalid, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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