New Saudi weekend

Interesting to see Saudi may make the switch – I hadn’t realised that Oman has already done so.

I like the optimism expressed by some – see the last paragraph.

It’s not much fun changing things around if you are an observant muslim. With the Thursday, Friday weekend you get to have fun on Weds night, relax on Thursday and get things done, then spend Friday at the mosque and with family, then get into bed early to start work on Saturday.

With the switch you don’t really get an evening free with time to take it easy the following morning, so I can see why people don’t prefer it.

It just makes no sense in a modern economy though. Doing business with Saudi can be a real pain – you have three working days when everyone is in synch and this delays things. Let’s see if they make the change. My guess is it’ll happen in five years.

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