Is Saudi Arabia moving to Sat-Sunday weekend?

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In Saudi Arabia, the weekend historically falls on Friday and Saturday, aligning with the importance of Friday as a day of relaxation and communal prayer in Islam. Whereas some discussions might have occurred relating to the potential of transitioning to a Saturday-Sunday weekend construction, as seen in lots of different nations, there hasn’t been any concrete choice or widespread announcement about such a change. As of now, Saudi Arabia continues to watch Friday and Saturday as its official weekend.

The historical past of weekends in Saudi Arabia traces again to 1974 when the customary weekend was noticed on Thursday and Friday till the yr 2013. In June of that yr, King Abdullah (Late) instigated a major change by transitioning the weekend days to Friday and Saturday, aligning it with the worldwide weekend normal. This adjustment aimed to foster better synchronization with international practices whereas accommodating the nation’s societal and financial wants.


Advocates for adopting a Saturday-Sunday weekend in Saudi Arabia current a number of compelling arguments:

  1. Alignment with International Markets: Transitioning to a Saturday-Sunday weekend would synchronize Saudi Arabia’s market schedule with international norms, selling uniformity and concord throughout worldwide enterprise operations.
  2. Facilitation of Monetary Transactions: A Sat-Sunday weekend ensures smoother financial, alternate, and monetary transactions with the remainder of the world, streamlining processes and lowering friction in cross-border dealings.
  3. Strengthening International Enterprise Connections: Working on the identical weekend schedule as main international markets opens up precious alternatives for hundreds of Saudi-based and worldwide firms, fostering stronger enterprise relationships and enhancing financial development.
  4. Monetary Sector Alignment: The brand new weekend rule would align Saudi Arabia’s monetary sector with international merchants, facilitating communication-based transactions that drive worldwide finance and bolster the nation’s place within the international economic system.

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