Started Oct 01, 2021 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Sep 01, 2022 07:01AM UTC

Dubai Future Experts Candidates ask:

Before 1 September 2022, will the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially announce a change to its weekend?

In 2006, the UAE changed its weekend from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday to have more business hours consistent with Europe and elsewhere around the world (BBC, Esquire Middle East). There has been speculation that there could be additional changes coming, though the government has denied any plans (Arab News, Gulf Today). Any calendar change, including an official policy for a "half-day" on Friday, for example, would count. The date a change would take effect would be immaterial, but a date the change would take effect must be included in the announcement.

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