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Old Apr 13th 2007, 12:13 pm
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Does anyone know if the 5 day working week is now standard across all the Gulf countries, i.e Qatar and Oman, or does in only apply in the UAE?
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Old Apr 13th 2007, 12:24 pm
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Does anyone know if the 5 day working week is now standard across all the Gulf countries, i.e Qatar and Oman, or does in only apply in the UAE?
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it doesn't necessarily apply to the UAE, I know plenty of men who are working a five and a half day week. Depends on the employer I think.
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Old Apr 13th 2007, 12:33 pm
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it doesn't necessarily apply to the UAE, I know plenty of men who are working a five and a half day week. Depends on the employer I think.
Thanks for that. That could be a bit of a bummer!
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Thanks for that. That could be a bit of a bummer!
I would just check with the prospective employer what the hours are etc, I know in construction the hours seem to longer. Good luck !
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I would just check with the prospective employer what the hours are etc, I know in construction the hours seem to longer. Good luck !
The contractor that I used to work with (not for) used to do 7am to 7pm, 6 days a week. The half day thing was always a gimmick, because work was until 2.30pm and then by the time I got home it was about 5pm (near Sharjah). Ended up being a full day.

But the 5 day week is a lot more attractive. Nothing like winding down on a Thursday afternoon.
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my last job was 6 days a week 7am-5pm

swapped for 5 day week 8am-430ish

result
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my last job was 6 days a week 7am-5pm

swapped for 5 day week 8am-430ish

result
well done !!
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well done !!
aye when im in the country,

i also spend months away working 12h days 7 days per week

(well that's what goes on my timesheet anyway )
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