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Old May 26th 2013, 6:16 pm
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In KSA I got used to the Thursday/Friday weekend. Some people never get used to it - even after 20 years ! Other places do it differently. I pinched this from Wikipedia -

"Following reforms in a number of Arab States of the Persian Gulf in the 2000s, the Thursday–Friday weekend was replaced by the Friday–Saturday weekend. This change provided for the Muslim offering of Friday Jumu'ah prayers and afforded more work days to coincide with the working calendars of international financial markets.

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Northern Malaysia (only in the states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah)
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Syria (2005–2006)
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And? Your point is?
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Old May 26th 2013, 7:39 pm
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How long before KSA change ?
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As long as I get two days off I don't really care . I kind of prefer a Thursday / Friday weekend because you have two days off and you still have the Saturday / Sunday football to look forward to .
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Thursday/Friday was so much better than Friday/Saturday

Saturday is a really busy day, and I much preferred to be busy on Thursday and relax on Friday ready for the week start. Now by the start of the working week I'm exhausted already and I've only done 2 days of work this week! ffs
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Thursday/Friday was so much better than Friday/Saturday

Saturday is a really busy day, and I much preferred to be busy on Thursday and relax on Friday ready for the week start. Now by the start of the working week I'm exhausted already and I've only done 2 days of work this week! ffs
You're confusing me............

Anyway, how do you think I felt - living in Saudi for eleven years and always, because of the nature of my work, working the Mon-Fri 'Western' week..........?
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I'm in Oman. We changed a few weeks ago.
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You're confusing me............

Anyway, how do you think I felt - living in Saudi for eleven years and always, because of the nature of my work, working the Mon-Fri 'Western' week..........?
Rich?
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Rich?
as in Tea?
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as in Tea?
Fruit cake?
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Fruit cake?
Hmmmm! No comment....
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How long before KSA change ?
Soon I hope. The Causeway is a nightmare on Saturday morning with all the Bahraini's coming for cheap shopping or whatever, frankly I cannot understand why anyone would voluntarily cross the Causeway in that direction, but each to their own.

Have heard rumours of September, understand that Savola Group are implementing after Ramadan.
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