DUBAI: Yesterday, the UAE marked a momentous change: For the first time, public and private sector employees headed to work on a Friday.
Many residents experienced their first Monday blues on January 3, when the country officially began the new workweek. Employees have lauded the shorter workweek, which they say will increase productivity and improve mental health.
Though a first, employees in the northern Emirates say Friday was a normal working day, just like any other, during which they received customers and clients and completed transactions in record time.
Ajman employees say working Friday marks new beginning.
Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi, director-general of Ajman Municipality, said employees approached the first working Friday with determination.