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Saturday Off Again

I thought it was a done deal. I am still learning how things are done in Kuwait! this is a tiny article in today’s Kuwait Times:

Saturday off decision deferred
KUWAIT: Official sources disclosed that the Cabinet decided to postpone implementing a decision officiating Saturday as the day off instead of Thursday because the final decision needed further studies, reported Al-Qabas.

They said that the previous decision which stipulated Saturday being a day off starting from the beginning of September was postponed due to parliamentary pressure on the Cabinet in dropping the decision.

Several organizations have reorganized their schedules to accomodate the “new” workweek and will be re-scheduling. I bet the schools are going wild. This postponement sounds indefinite – meaning like it’s off again permanently.

July 4, 2007 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Communication, Community, Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Political Issues, Random Musings


  1. I do not think they should have Sat. as day off for all, the current system is fine. Ministries do not have any advantage from moving the weekend, and it will of course complicate traffic.

    Therefore I am happy it has been postponed and I hope it is not unified at all.

    Comment by Purgatory72 | July 4, 2007 | Reply

  2. WHAT!! oh nooo, but we changed our whole scheduling and stuff!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh why cant they just make up their minds!!!

    Comment by Princess | July 4, 2007 | Reply

  3. It’s irrelevant to me . . . I’m mostly interested in how the decisions are made – or not.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 4, 2007 | Reply

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