The ministries of civil service and labor have set the working hours for public and private sector employees during Ramadan.
According to a Civil Service Ministry statement, government offices will work five hours from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Hatab Al-Anzi, spokesman of the Labor Ministry, said the private sector would work six hours a day during Ramadan if employers fix working hours on a daily basis. If employers fix working hours on a weekly basis, then employees will work 36 hours.
He said there is a provision in the Labor Law that Muslim employees need to work only six hours instead of eight during Ramadan.
Eid Al-Fitr holidays for the government sector will last 12 days, from Aug. 13 to 24. The first working day after Eid will be on Saturday, Aug. 25.