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23 December 2021

FAB adopts Monday-to-Friday working week based on UAE Government and Central Bank of UAE Guidelines

Abu Dhabi, 23 December 2021: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) will adopt a Monday-to-Friday working week and Saturday-to-Sunday weekend across its UAE operations, effective from Monday 3 January 2022. The move supports the UAE leadership’s ambition to better align the nation’s economy with global markets and enable long-term growth opportunities.

FAB branches will open six days per week, Monday to Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday. The standard working week for FAB offices will be set to five working days, Monday to Friday.

The move to a Monday to Friday working week is a significant step, which further demonstrates the UAE leadership’s commitment to driving economic opportunity and reinforces our position as a centre for international trade and commerce. At FAB, we fully support the UAE leadership’s decision and will fully align our operations. This move will create more streamlined financial, trade, and economic partnerships between the UAE and the rest of the world, as well as facilitating stronger international links, opportunities and cascading benefits that will be felt by both UAE-based businesses and individuals alike.

In deciding on the new working arrangements, FAB has carefully assessed customers’ needs and how best to maintain effective connectivity with the Bank’s international and regional networks to ensure a smooth transition. FAB’s branch and office networks in other GCC markets will continue to follow local timings.