Working hours, business procedures and etiquette – what to expect when you work in Dubai
While the city is very much geared towards the business traveler, newcomers working in Dubai can be taken by surprise by some of Dubai’s business customs.
The first thing to know about working in Dubai is that the working week can differ from business to business. The working week is generally Sunday to Thursday. However, retail and some other businesses open six days a week, closing on Fridays.
Usual business hours are from 08:00 to 13:00, resuming after the temperatures have begun to cool from 16:00 and continuing until 19:00. During Ramadan the working day may be shorter Free Zones may also have different working hours.
Peak traffic times are anything between 06:30-09:00 and 16:30-20:30. In the older part of town, peak times are from 13:00 until quite late into the night. Jams and accidents are a regular occurrence, and parking for some buildings may be a problem, so do take advice on how much time you should leave for your journey. We offer both tourist and work visa very affordable price.