New UAE weekend: Revised timings introduced for visa utility centres – Information

The centres will stay closed on Saturday and Sunday.



Printed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12:47 PM

With the UAE transitioning right into a shorter workweek, VFS International has introduced revised timings for its visa utility centres (VACs) in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The VACs will function Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm. The identical timings apply on Fridays, with a prayer break between 1pm and a pair of.30pm.

The centres will stay closed on Saturday and Sunday. VFS International helpline for patrons can even transition to the brand new working week schedule.

The nation transitioned into its new workweek from the New Yr. Friday half-day, Saturday and Sunday types the brand new weekend within the UAE for public sector staff and a few non-public sector ones. Most non-public sector firms have shifted their weekends to Saturday-Sunday.

Atul Marwah, head – Center East & North Africa, VFS International, stated: “Operational hours of our VACs within the UAE are revised as per the directions acquired from the Embassy/Consulate involved. We look ahead to colleagues reaping the private {and professional} rewards from the UAE authorities’s visionary and historic plan of action. The way forward for work is altering at such a tempo now we have to evolve regularly how we do issues to fulfill the wants of our folks and our prospects.”


VFS International Philippine ePassport Renewal Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will proceed to function every single day between 8am to 8pm. Philippine nationals residing within the UAE holding ePassports can apply for a renewal by making a previous appointment earlier than visiting the centre.

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