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Yemen Changes Weekends

Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA)
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: December 7, 2021

The government of Yemen has announced that the weekly days of rest (weekends) would be changed from the current Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday.

As per the aforementioned announcement, Saturday, February 4, 2012, will be the first Saturday off in Yemen, after which the new Friday/Saturday weekends will be the norm.

Other Muslim countries have already changed from a Thursday/Friday weekend to a "semi-universal" Friday/Saturday weekend: the UAE (2006-05-31), Bahrain (2006-08-02), Kuwait (2007-08-04), Sudan (2008-01-09) and Algeria (2009-07-24).

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