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Vacation period in Middle East

Old Jun 8th 2016, 11:14 am
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Hi,
I am interested to find out if in ME countries, and especially in UAE and Saudi Arabia, July and August are general vacation months such as in Europe, where most of the people are ooo during that period and many businesses are almost closing?
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Old Jun 8th 2016, 12:48 pm
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Hi,
I am interested to find out if in ME countries, and especially in UAE and Saudi Arabia, July and August are general vacation months such as in Europe, where most of the people are ooo during that period and many businesses are almost closing?
Thanks in advance.
Generally, yes. I would say that businesses are almost closing, but it is a very noticeable slow down, especially seeing as the last few years, Ramadan and Eid are pretty much right bang in the middle of the summer months.

Working in HR and dealing with a new Leave Booking system, the majority of people seem to be going in July.

A lot of the schools are also closed during that period, so kids and parents will be away. generally considered a quiet / slow time. Things should pick up again after the Haj break - late September.
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Old Jun 12th 2016, 5:01 pm
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