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Ramadan Working Hours in Saudi Arabia

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month in which the Quran was revealed. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.

The first day of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan, which is determined by the sighting of the new moon, is likely to be Tuesday, April 13. Related: Supreme Court calls on Muslims to sight Ramadan moon on Sunday

Working Hours during Ramadan 2021

According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD), the working hours during the holy month of Ramadan for the Private Sector will be 6 hours a day.

Public Sector employees will work 5 hours per day during Ramadan, according to the ministry.

Ramadan Working Hours as per Saudi Labor Law

According to the Saudi Labor Law Article(98), during the month of Ramadan, actual working hours for Muslims are limited to a maximum of six hours per day or thirty-six hours per week. Read: How Do You Calculate Overtime in Saudi Arabia?

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