In Dubai, government agencies usually start work at 7 or 8 a.m., leave work at 2 p.m. and leave the office open in the afternoon, so you have to get up early to do anything. The general business and trade companies, etc., work at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and then work at 4 p.m., until 8 p.m. Unlike in our country, the rest day here is Friday, and the government organs are Friday and Saturday. They also have two breaks. Dubai used to rest on Thursdays and Fridays. Later, in order to conform to the international standards as far as possible, but not to change the custom of Muslims taking Friday breaks and attending parties, Friday and Saturday breaks began around 2007. Private companies only take one day off on Fridays, and better-off companies take one round off on Saturdays, i.e. every other week. On Friday mornings, stores are usually closed, but they are not allowed to open until after 4 or 5 p.m.
The Arab countries also have Ramadan every year, and the ninth month of Islam is the holy month of Ramadan (Ramadan is 9 or 10 days earlier than last year). All restaurants are not allowed to open during Ramadan, and Muslims can't eat and eat from the morning when the East shines to the evening when the sun sets. In the evening, Muslims will go to the mosque to worship "Tarawiha" after the evening supper ceremony and eat "Suhoor" before fasting in the morning. Only hotels can sell food during Ramadan, but only in hotels or rooms. No one is allowed to eat, drink or smoke in public during Ramadan, whether you are a Muslim or not, until after sunset at night, or you may be detained.