Breaking News: Saudi Arabia changes weekend Holiday to Friday – Saturday

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King Abdullah decreed today, Sunday, 23, June, 2013 the official holiday for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will change to Friday-Saturday instead of Thursday-Friday as reported by Saudi Press Agency (SPA). This will be effective starting this weekend.

The King said  will take effect as of this weekend, “for the sake of putting an end to the negative effects and the lost economic opportunities consistently associated with variation based on work days between local departments, ministries and institutions and the regional and international counterparts.”

This is inline with recommendation of Shura Council made in April this year.

 

  • Ahmed Ali

    saudi is improming.

  • jonathan.kalaw

    good day,

    can i know if including for all person who work in saudi arabia???

    thanks

  • Muhammad Raza Ali

    In our company the 2 holidays given to only saudies no expats 🙁