Kuwait Law: Ramadan Hours

Post by Fajer Ahmed

Hello everybody and Ramadan Mubarak to you and your families. Since a part of Ramadan is being grateful to the things around you, I thought I would write to let you all know (and Mark) that I am very grateful for the chance I get to connect with you all through 248am and share my legal knowledge.

A lot of my readers are concerned about working hours in Ramadan, yet the law is very clear about the maximum hours. They are 36 hours a week, that averages to 6 hours a day because it is a 6 day working week (usually with Saturdays off as a paid leave).

I know that a lot of businesses have divided their shifts into two, one before and one after iftar, and a lot of you are asking, is this legal? Yes it is as long as you don’t work for more than 36 hours a week (anything more you should be paid overtime with cash and not extra days off, unless that’s what YOU want).

I hope that helped, and I hope you all have a lovely Ramadan.

Feel free to email me on ask@fajerthelawyer.com with any legal questions. I do not have the capacity to answer everyone for free (but I try), and I am happy to announce that I am currently working with a great team and therefore we are able to reply back to all emails with a reasonable time frame.

Post by Fajer Ahmed – Legal Counsel
The legal opinions expressed in this post are those of the author Fajer. Opinions expressed by Mark or any other writer on 248am.com are those of the individual’s and in no way reflect Fajer’s opinion.


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  1. Ahmad Omid says:

    The top mentions “post by Mark”

  2. BlarneyBob says:

    Apparently, this ‘shortened’ working hours apply only to Muslims.

    Back then when I used to work in MOH, only Muslims are allowed to either come in late or go early by an hour :-)

    Now, some (if not most) of the private clinics I know don’t even observe ‘shortened’ hours. they just simply open late in the day, then close until the early morning nxt day (10-1pm then 7pm to 12mn or more).

    Again, of course, Muslims have a bit of leeway. they come in at 11am (if at all), and at 8 or 9pm (if at all) in the evenings.

    • Jay says:

      That seems to be a very isolated instance/ observation. Things are uniform EVERYWHERE now. Irrespective of whether you are muslim or not.

      • blarney_Bob says:

        uniform everywhere, eh?

        you gotta share to us whatever shit your smoking!

        • If the law states that the shortened hours apply to everyone then those who are working in a company that doesn’t apply the law should complain. In America there is a saying, “Closed mouths don’t get fed.” That said, as Muslim having lived in the United States of America for over 15 years I dealt with alot of injustice. According to Federal law your employer has to accommodate your religious practices, such as your prayer times and fasting. Still unless your Christian, and it has to be the “right kind of Christian”, they will not accommodate. Infact, if you decorate your house during times that are not Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween you will get fined. And while I know everyone hates this phrase (I only use it bevause I was told thos by Americans quite often), “if it is so bad here l, then go somewhere better”.

        • Jay says:

          You crawl of your shithole and get a reality check

  3. ali al qaboos says:

    I work 12hrs a day…ramadan or no ramadan…Alhamdulillah


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