The Emirates Digital Government has confirmed that the periods spent by the worker in moving between his place of residence and the place of work, are not counted within working hours, except for some categories of workers in accordance with the controls determined by the executive regulations of the Labor Law.
She stated that the UAE Labor Law has set working hours per day in the private sector to eight working hours per day, and not to exceed 48 hours per week, and normal working hours are reduced by two hours during the month of Ramadan.
She referred to the most prominent provisions related to working hours in the private sector, including Article (17) of Federal Decree-Law No. (33) of 2021 regulating labor relations, the "Emirati Labor Law", as the working hours per day in the private sector are limited to eight working hours per day. , and not to exceed 48 hours per week.
The daily working hours can be increased or reduced for some economic sectors or some categories of employment, in addition to the working hours, rest and hours during which it is prohibited to work for certain categories of workers, according to the employment classification that is specified in the executive regulations of the Labor Law.
In the event that the employee works without a full-time system, the original employer, or any other employer for whom the employee works, may not demand the worker to work for him more than the hours agreed upon in the work contract, except with the employee’s written consent.
In the event that the employee desires to perform his work remotely, whether from inside or outside the country, and with the approval of the employer, the employer may stipulate specific working hours.