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3 days weekend under consideration
The Minister of HRSD (Labor) in Saudi Arabia Eng. Ahmed al-Rajhi has stated that Saudi Arabia is considering 3 days weekend and 4 days week.
He said that the Ministry is reviewing the Saudi Labor Law from every angle in consideration of 3 days weekend.
The whole objective of this change is to make Saudi Arabia more friendly for investors as well as workforce from the entire world.
Eng. Ahmed al-Rajhi made these statements while addressing a press conference on Wednesday.
Are we following the UAE?
It is important to note that the UAE government has already announced a 2.5 days weekend where Friday is a half-day and Saturday and Sunday are off days.
In addition to that, Sharjah has announced a 3 days weekend starting from Friday till Sunday.
Source: Urdu News
The proposal was rejected
Later on, Saad Al Hammad, the spokesperson for the ministry of Labor has ruled out the possibility of a 3 days weekend in Saudi Arabia.
Source: Saudi Gazette