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UAE Switches Weekend to Saturday-Sunday, Adopts 4 ½ Day Week

  • Government says change to come into effect from Jan. 1
  • UAE will adopt a 4 1/2-day working week for state employees
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WATCH: Saturday-Sunday weekends and a 4-1/2 day week. Abeer Abu Omar reports on the UAE’s switch.Source: Bloomberg
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The United Arab Emirates will move its weekend to Saturday and Sunday for state employees, breaking ranks with the rest of the Gulf as it accelerates a push to draw in international investment and business.