The UAE has announced a ban on working in open spaces and under direct sunlight from 12.30pm to 3pm daily, effective June 15 to September 15.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) said daily working hours shall not exceed eight hours during the months of the ban. If an employee is made to work more than eight hours a day, the additional period will be considered overtime and the employee would be entitled to compensation.
Employers are required to provide a shaded area where workers can rest during the midday break.
A fine of Dh5,000 for each worker will be imposed on employers found to be in violation of the provisions and regulation of the ban. The maximum fine amount is Dh50,000 when multiple workers are made to work during the banned hours.