Turning in the United Arab Emirates. The government has decided to change the weekend from Friday-Saturday to Saturday-Sunday and establish a four and a half day work week.
The rules will take effect on January 1, according to the official Wam news agency. In addition to Saturday-Sunday, the inhabitants of the Emirates will have an additional half day of rest on Friday afternoon, the day of the great weekly prayer in Muslim countries.
The UAE is the first nation in the world to introduce a shorter work week.