Ramadan Working Hours in Saudi Arabia

Working Hours in Ramadan

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.

Ramadan 2020 will most likely begin on April 23.

Working hours are different during the month of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia.

Ramadan Working Hours as per Saudi Labor Law

‘During the month of Ramadan, the actual working hours for Muslims shall be reduced to a maximum of six hours a day or thirty-six hours a week’ according to Saudi Labor Law, Article 98.

The Saudi Labor Law states that this rule is for the fasting person or Muslims, however, many companies apply the same working timing for both Muslim and non-Muslim workers.