What are Ramadan working hours in Saudi Arabia?

Ramadan's working hours in Saudi Arabia are so lenient that you don’t feel like you are working and hence you can give a lot of time to prayers.

Ramadan working hours in Saudi Arabia

According to Article 98 of Saudi Labor Law, the Ramadan working hours are the following;

  • 6 Hours a day or 36 hours a week for Muslim employees.
  • 8 Hours a day or 48 hours a week for Non-Muslim employees.

It means people who are getting two off days in a week will be having a maximum of 30 hours a week in Ramadan. 

Although Non-Muslims are required to work for 8 hours a day during Ramadan, generally, companies set the timing for all Muslims and Non-Muslim workers to be 6 hours a day.

Ramadan working hours in Saudi ArabiaOvertime in Ramadan

If your employer is asking you to work for more than the allowed working hours in Saudi Arabia during the month of Ramadan, you are entitled to get overtime as per the rate prescribed in Saudi Labor Law. Recommended: Working Hours and Overtime Calculation in Saudi Arabia

As Non-Muslim workers are legally required to work for 8 hours a day, they are entitled to get overtime for additional time worked after 8 hours.

Overtime in RamadanTiming of Banks and Government Sector during Ramadan

Most of the government offices and banks remain open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. However, it is better to check with the office you are visiting about their timings.

  • Government Sector: 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Banking Sector: 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Private Sector: Timings vary from company to company.
  • Construction Sector: Labor Works from Isha to Suhoor.

Timing of Banks and Government Sector during Ramadan

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.