The date of the new working hours' implementation is announced by the Emirates.

The afternoon of the next Friday is when the noon work prohibition, which forbids employees from working from 12:30 to 3 p.m., will finally end. Commencing on June 15th, the implementation is expected to continue until September 15th.

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization took the decision in order to ensure that employees would have appropriate working conditions in hot weather.

The Ministry commended private sector organisations for adhering to operating hours and procedures and emphasised the exceptional collaboration of all crucial federal and local partners in the effective execution of this decision.
The midday work prohibition is one of several particular actions the Ministry has taken to safeguard employees' rights and ensure that all conditions and standards for occupational safety and health are met, according to the Ministry.

"As part of its keenness to ensure that establishments adhere to implementing decisions and regulations aimed at providing the best humanitarian and social standards that support the UAE labour market's leadership and enhance its competitiveness and flexibility," the statement continued, "the Ministry organised inspection and awareness visits."

In order to achieve the shared objectives of boosting labour market competitiveness and ensuring continuity, it was stated that the high compliance rates with the decision to forbid noon work demonstrate a well-established culture in the UAE labour market based on protecting workers' rights and confirm the eagerness of these establishments to protect their human resources by providing safe and secure working conditions. These organisations operate using their human resources, which are thought to be their most valuable assets.

Because they understood the significance of the ban and its positive effects on productivity and the work environment—especially now that it has been in place for nineteen years—and because it is one of the most significant worker benefits that boosts leadership and competitiveness, the Ministry said, "We documented the establishments' commitment to implementing the ban, as well as their eagerness to protect their workers and employ them in a safe work environment."

The Ministry stated that between June 15 and August 17, it conducted over 67,000 inspection inspections and over 28,000 orientation visits to establishments. It also revealed that just 59 establishments—which employed 130 people altogether throughout the ban period—were in breach of the decree. There is legal action pending against her.

Following collaboration between the Ministry and the delivery worker companies, as well as with the backing and involvement of pertinent government agencies, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization announced that 356 rest stops with basic amenities would be made available for bicycle drivers delivering orders throughout the nation.

Employee security

Given the high temperatures, especially in the afternoon when working outside in the sun is forbidden, the Ministry claimed that this action reflected the Ministry's shared concern for the safety of delivery workers and preventing sunstroke and heat exhaustion while performing their duties during the summer.

One of the most significant logistical industries is order delivery. Because of the unique nature of the work and the need to be available 24/7 to satisfy the demands of the nation's diverse customer segments, coordination and communication with delivery companies have been established to guarantee the highest levels of driver comfort and safety.

The Ministry noted that the provision of these restrooms has enhanced the sector's leadership and viability, enabling it to adequately deliver its critical services while preserving the safety and rights of the workers who work for these businesses.

The UAE's humanitarian policy includes a ban on noon work, along with a number of requirements and guidelines that employers must adhere to. The primary one is that employers must supply workers with appropriate cooling equipment in the workplace and umbrellas to shield them from the sun's rays during the noon work stoppage. Rest areas offer the necessary quantities of water, various salts and irrigation supplies that are permitted for usage in the nation, as well as any tools or facilities that could be needed.

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