During the holy month of Ramadan, professionals working and living in UAE need to know the rules and etiquette. According to UAE Labor Law, the normal working hours are lessened by 2 hours. The law applies to professionals belonging to all religious backgrounds. The compensation during this period remains the same. Any company, if found breaching the Ramadan working hours would be penalized by authorities. The punishment would be decided on a case-to-case basis. During the holy month, the non-fasting employee should show respect to those who are keeping their rozas. It is against the law to eat publicly during the fasting period.
Networking during Ramadan is mostly done during Suhoor or Iftaar. Accept invitations and always arrive on time. Professionals should follow the same etiquette as is done during business dinners or lunches.
For the job hunter searching for UAE jobs, this period might actually useful. The job seeker should ideally use this period to connect and network with industry professionals. Companies usually start vigorous search for new candidates after Eid, so the serious job seeker should be active.
Naukrigulf shares the do’s and don’ts during the month of Ramadan through inforgraphic.