UAE Helping Working Expats in the Month of Ramadan

June 5, 2018by admin0

With the Holy Month of Ramadan already on-course, UAE has taken several measures to ensure the well-being and welfare of the citizens and residents of Dubai.

Dubai Municipality’s Role in Ramadan

To compliment the hard work of the labor force who are the most important contributors to the business setup in UAE, Dubai Municipality will relocate over 4,000 of its worker into newly built accommodations to facilitate top standard living for all segments of the labor community. The municipality actively hosts and contributes in various charitable programs particularly in Ramadan for welfare and recreation of workers. In its worker’s Iftar initiative, Dubai Municipality distributed Iftar kits to 800 workers each day and oversees several other programs hosted by government and private intuitions. International Organizations such as Red Crescent Society is also coordinating its charity operations in UAE by providing gifts and donations-in-kind to workers, sending workers to Umrah and hosting Iftars in the month of Ramadan.

Fridge Sharing Fridges

Another popular movement dubbed as ‘Ramadan Sharing Fridges’ has also played a prime role in serving the working class expats in UAE with cold water, fresh fruits and ready-made meals in easily accessible refrigerators. What started off as an individual’s deed to instill the Ramadan spirit through compassion has now over 27,000 Facebook members and over 170 fridges put out across Dubai. The founder of the movement, Australian Expat Sumayyah Sayed said,

“The concept of sharing food has always been around in Emirati culture and in this part of the world. The initiation of putting a fridge outside to increase accessibility of basic things such as food and drinks took this culture to the next level and brought the larger community together at a time when the world was falling apart.”

Reduction in Working Hours

As an incentive for public sector employees, the UAE government has scheduled the office hours from 9 am to 2 am. The work timings for private sector employees are also reduced by two hours. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced the shortening of 2 hours in accordance with the provisions of Article 65 of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980. However, private organizations will have the autonomy to administer different working hours with shortened time depending on climatic, ergonomic and financial factors. The lessening or hours will give government and private sector employees the ease of practice their fasts without exerting too much on work and make enough time to prepare for Iftar.

How IBG can help?

As a professional business setup agency, we maintain the same service standards for our clients during Ramadan. IBG’s consultants will be available to serve your needs in company formation, visa, and PRO services from 9 am to 4 pm Sunday to Thursday. Get in touch with our business setup consultants now or leave us a query by visiting our website ibgme.ae.

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