Ramadan Working Hours as per Saudi Labor Law

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Ramadan Working Hours as per Saudi Labor Law

During the month of Ramadan, the whole environment changes in Saudi Arabia. During the day Muslims are fasting and during the night pray Taraweeh. Keeping this in mind, the Saudi the government has provided relief to the Muslim workers by decreasing the total working hours for Muslims.

This is stated very clearly in the Saudi Law as follows:

Article 98 :

“During the month of Ramadan, the actual working hours for Muslims shall be reduced to a maximum of six hours a day or thirty-six hours a week.”

Though, the Saudi Labor Law states that this rule is for the fasting person – Muslims. However, many companies and organization apply the same working timing for both Muslim and non-Muslim workers.

If, workers are asked to work more than the time period which are allowed by labor law, they are entitled to overtime pay. The overtime pay is 1.5 times the normal pay.

For more details about working hours in other days and exceptions, see Working hours in Saudi Arabia

If you want to know the Jawazat or other Government working timings in Ramadan, see Jawazat & Government working timings in Ramadan