As reported by the Emirates News Agency, “the new working week will better align the UAE with global markets, reflecting the country’s strategic status on the global economic map. It will also increase the work-life balance and improve social well-being, while increasing performance to advance the UAE’s economic competitiveness ”.
For the moment this is a measure mainly dedicated to the public sector, but which will certainly have an impact on the private sector in the short term.
As per Islamic tradition, Friday prayers will be respected but in fact projecting the Emirates into a more globalized vision and actually facilitating trade on a global level.
It will certainly be one of the first nations to adopt the “short week” for the well-being of its citizens.
Certainly good and positive news for the world of tourism.