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Saudi authorities have announced that a government committee will soon release a report on the possible benefits of changing the weekend in Saudi Arabia from the current Thursday/Friday to Fridays/Saturday.
The aforementioned announcement is not the first time that the subject of moving the Saudi weekend from Thursday/Friday to Fridays/Saturdays comes up (2009-04-07 and 2007-09-02). However, until now the consultative Shura Council has always been able to block the change.
If a change in the Saudi weekend were to occur, past weekend changes in neighboring GCC countries (2006-05-31 and 2006-08-02) would indicate that it could occur around the end of the summer.
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