Started Oct 01, 2021 05:00PM UTC   •   Closed Dec 07, 2021 08:07AM 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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The question closed "Yes" with a closing date of 7 December 2021.

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Possible Answer Correct? Final Crowd Forecast
Yes 3.00%
No 97.00%

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Number of Forecasters 34
Average for questions older than 6 months: 249
Number of Forecasts 54
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