Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Labour has announced that working hours across all enterprises, institutions and private-sector companies in the country will be reduced by two hours per day during Ramadan, with no reduction in wages.

The announcement, carried by the official agency WAM, came in a circular issued by Saqr Gobash, Minister of Labour, in implementation of the provision of Article 65 of Federal Law No.8 of 1980, concerning the regulation of labour relations, and its amendments.

On this occasion, Gobash extended his greetings 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, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates on the occasion.

He also sent greetings to the UAE government, people and residents on the occasion.

The Ministry of Labour will maintain services to customers from 9 am to 5:30pm during the Ramadan, except on Fridays and Saturdays.

The ministry applies flexible working hours amongst its employees to ensure service provision throughout the day.