Working Hours in Ramadan 2023 for Private, Public sector workers, school hours and banking hours in Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has set working hours in Ramadan 2023 (1444) for the private and public (government) sector employees. The Ministry of Education sets school hours and the Saudi Central Bank issued working hours for banks and remittance centers. Join Saudi Expatriates on our Telegram channel
The working hours in Ramadan 2023 (1444) for the Public sector (government) employees has been set to 5 hours throughout the holy month in between 10 AM to 3 PM. The ministry also decided to apply flexible working hours for the government sector workers during this month.
– The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has provided its workers with 3 options,
* 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM or
* From 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM and
* The last option of flexible hours is from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
* The other ministries and government offices are allowed to set its own timings, by setting 5 hours as working hours during the blessed month. Most Viewed : 4 pilgrims from Pakistan arrived in Saudi Arabia on foot
Working hours in Ramadan 2023 for Private sector workers :
Meanwhile, the working hours in Ramadan 2023 (1444) for the private sector workers has been set to 6 hours during the whole month and it starts from 10 AM to 3 PM. Companies are free to choose their timings, but it must be 6 hours during the holy month of Ramadan.
– The decision of the ministry is based on the Article 98 of Saudi Labor Law, which specified the actual working hours in Ramadan for the private sector in Saudi Arabia is 6 hours per day or 36 hours a week for the Muslim workers.
– However, this law applies only for fasting person, but most of the companies provide same working hours in Ramadan for non-Muslims too. In case, the workers are asked to work more than 6 hours during Ramadan in a day or more than 36 hours in a week, they are entitled for overtime pay, and the payment will be 1.5 times as per the overtime calculation. Trending : Things to Do and Not to Do in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan
School hours in Ramadan 2023 (1444) in all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia :
The lines below will show you the study times during Ramadan 2023 in Saudi Arabia according to regions. The “Minister of Education” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued the Ramadan study times in all locations and stated that education will be in-person and not remote.
– Riyadh (9 AM), Eastern region (9 AM), Jeddah (9 AM), Al Qassim (10 AM), For Boys in Madina Al Munawwarah (9:45 AM), For Girls in Madina (9:30 AM), Hail (10 AM), Al-Jouf (10 AM), Najran (10 AM), Al-Kharj (10 AM), Al-Namas (9 AM), Zulfi (9:45 AM), Bukayriya (10 AM). Read : Ramadan fasting brings surprising health benefits on the Human body
Saudi Central Bank announces Working hours in Ramadan 2023 for banks and remittance centers :
During the holy month of Ramadan 2023 (1444), bank branches will be open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM, while remittance centers will be open from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM.
– This was announced by Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), the authority also announced holidays of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha during this year.
– Regarding Eid Al-Fitr holidays, the Saudi Central bank said that its working days ends on Monday, 17th April 2023 (26th Ramadan 1444) and the work resumes on Tuesday, 25th April 2023 (5th Shawwal 1444).
– The Central Bank of Saudi Arabia also announced, the working days for Eid Al-Adha ends on Thursday, 22nd June 2023 (4th Dhu Al-Hijjah 1444) and the work resumes on Sunday, 2nd July 2023 (14th Dhu Al-Hijjah 1444).
– The Saudi Central Bank said in its circular that bank offices and their seasonal branches continue to be open in the cities of air and sea pilgrims, holy sites in Makkah and Madinah, and border crossings in order to assist pilgrims, Umrah performers, and visitors.
– In its concluding section, the SAMA circular recommended that banks open multiple branches and transfer centers in areas where opening the headquarters for business during particular holiday periods is required. See Also : World’s largest donations in billions and trillions are happening every year in an invisible way
The first day of Ramadan 2023 will be Thursday (23rd March 2023) :
Last night, Saudi Arabia’s Royal court announced the decision of Supreme Court stating the Ramadan 2023 (1444) crescent was not sighted in the Kingdom, hence the first day of the Ramadan will be Thursday, 23rd March 2023.