Back to school: UAE federal government workers granted flexible work timings

Back to school
File picture of students arriving at GEMS Wellington Academy in Al Khail, Dubai for their first day of the new term last year. Photo for illustrative purpose only.
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Dubai: Parents working in federal government departments in the UAE can start work late or leave work early under the ‘Back to School Policy’, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced on Friday.

FAHR urged the ministries and federal entities to help parents working in the federal government at the beginning of the new school year by enabling them to accompany their children to schools and nurseries, for a maximum period of three hours per day. This means they can arrive late to work in the morning, or leave early on the first day of school, for a maximum period of three hours.