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Where are y'all going for Ramadan?

Old May 11th 2016, 7:43 pm
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I hear the west is nice this time of year - The Rocky Mountains, Las Vegas maybe? Change it up a little-
I hope to god you weren't supporting a chub when you wrote that! :/
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Old May 11th 2016, 7:47 pm
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Work Sun-Thurs....reduced hours
0930-1400, 2 hours less than normal.
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Work Sun-Thurs....reduced hours
0930-1400, 2 hours less than normal.
Same for me, maybe even less. Why anyone would leave Dubai during Ramadan is beyond me.
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
Same for me, maybe even less. Why anyone would leave Dubai during Ramadan is beyond me.
I know, i love Ramadan. The hours are fantastic.

But my company are now saying "Christians" have to work the full hours, and we can take the time off in lieu during Ramadan. (that wont happen)

I am sure this illegal
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Work Sun-Thurs....reduced hours
0930-1400, 2 hours less than normal.
Hang on. 2 hours less than normal?

So you normally work 0930-1600 or something?

I'd kill a child for those hours normally.
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Default Re: Where are y'all going for Ramadan?

My Ramadan hours are 9-3 (normal hours are 9-5). I can still eat and drink at my desk as I have my own private office.

Can't wait either! Like Millhouse I'd never leave Dubai during Ramadan. Roads are quieter, people are more relaxed and it's a generally nice time to be in this town.
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Unfortunately I work for a boss who comes in for fun at the weekends to do work on a Friday. Not unheard of for him to be in overnight as well.

It's tragic.
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Hello All,
This will be my first Ramadan in the GCC.
I agree with most that, even for a non observer, it may be a a nice time to be working here. Reduced hours and lighter workload, generally. And I too can eat and drink in my office so there's not much harm.So I won't be looking to take any holiday.
But I hope to do a couple of weekend breaks, as my only other real option is to stay at home all day Friday and Saturday. I am thinking of Mumbai/Delhi and Istanbul. Maybe an overnight in Dubai given that there's booze available.
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Hang on. 2 hours less than normal?

So you normally work 0930-1600 or something?

I'd kill a child for those hours normally.
Normally 0730-1400 or equivalent..... sometimes don't start till 1600.
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Originally Posted by iggle View Post
I know, i love Ramadan. The hours are fantastic.

But my company are now saying "Christians" have to work the full hours, and we can take the time off in lieu during Ramadan. (that wont happen)

I am sure this illegal
it is illegal but when does that ever stop companies over here?
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I love Ramadan. Its an easy month. Going nowhere!
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Hang on. 2 hours less than normal?

So you normally work 0930-1600 or something?

I'd kill a child for those hours normally.
normal hrs - i usually get in around 9.15ish and leave around 4.45ish to avoid the home time traffic.


ramadhan hrs will be 10ish to 3ish - roll on ramadhan......however i do fast and observe ramadhan to the fullest i can ie i give up booze for the whole month and hit the prayer mat.


Dubai is awesome in Ramadhan, as an observing mussie


Luv going for the Iftar and Suhoor dinners/gatherings.
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Default Re: Where are y'all going for Ramadan?

Originally Posted by iggle View Post
I know, i love Ramadan. The hours are fantastic.

But my company are now saying "Christians" have to work the full hours, and we can take the time off in lieu during Ramadan. (that wont happen)

I am sure this illegal
it is definitely illegal - i heard the other day that the 2 hrs reduction is applicable to everyone, regardless of race/religion
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also not going anywhere.
definitely not fasting. need to find the new list of eateries open during that month
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Default Re: Where are y'all going for Ramadan?

Originally Posted by iggle View Post
I know, i love Ramadan. The hours are fantastic.

But my company are now saying "Christians" have to work the full hours, and we can take the time off in lieu during Ramadan. (that wont happen)

I am sure this illegal
Unless you work in DIFC it is illegal.

From UAE Labour Law, Article 65:

The maximum normal working hours for adult employees shall be eight hours per day or forty eight hours per week. However, working hours for the employees of commercial establishments, hotels, restaurants, watchmen and similar operations may be increased to nine hours per day as determined by the Minister of Labour. Likewise, working hours per day in respect of hazardous work or work detrimental to health, may be decreased by decision of the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. During the month of Ramadan, normal working hours shall be reduced by two hours.

Time spent by the employee in transport form his residence to the place of work shall not be included in the working hours.




Also what's with people starting threads and then deleting their posts? That's twice this week.
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