According to the Ministry of Human Resource and Emiratisation (MoHRE), a mid-day break for labourers of project and construction sites is eligible for this program. From June 15 to September 15, labourers will receive a 12:30 until 15:00 break.
The Acting Assistant Under-Secretary for Inspection Affairs of MoHRE, Mohsen Al Nassi, said that the midday break is a continuous program of the annual implementation of its integrated system for occupation health and safety. It also sets a safe working environment among labourers during the heat of the summer season.
He also added that the Mid-Day Break during the afternoon hours is a vital feature of the UAE labour market and has achieved positive results over the past years. Notably, this has led to a significant reduction in the cases of workers’ exposure to heat exhaustion and heatstroke, reinforced by relevant reports issued by the health authorities in the country.
The Ministry encourages community members to report any violation of the Mid-Day Break through the call centre on 600590000 from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 20:00.