The Free Zone gears up for an employee wellness initiative - a 3-month midday break for outdoor workers from June 15- September 15
The UAQ Free Trade Zone announced a 3-month midday break for its workers in alignment with the UAE Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation’s (Mohre) decision to introduce this initiative throughout the UAE.
In accordance with this directive, all work performed under the sun and in open places is banned between the peak hours of 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm. The decision will go into effect starting June 15 and will be in place till September 15.
The Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation is garnering the support of the private sector too for successfully fulfilling the objectives of this decision.
“We at UAQ Free Trade Zone, have always believed in nurturing a holistic wellness culture that puts the employee at its center. The workspace is, without doubt, the best place to promote health,” said Khalid bin Rashid Al Mualla, Chairman of UAQ Free Trade Zone.
The Free Zone always focuses on the health of employees and continuously implements policies that especially benefits outdoor workers which include free health risk assessments and health talks, use of world-class safety and hazard equipment on its premises, sanitizing round-the-clock, and providing well-spaced labour accommodation with the best living and recreation facilities within walking or cycling distance from the industrial clusters.
All these proactive employee wellness policies boost employee morale, improve productivity and create a low-risk environment at UAQ Free Trade Zone.
About UAQ FTZ
Just 30 min from Dubai, Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone is a fast-growing logistics and business hub in the MENA region with 7000+ investors. The key benefits include a strategic location that gives access to MENA, Asian & European Markets, 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, zero currency restrictions, 100% import and export tax exemption within the free zone, simple and fast registration process, excellent customer support, no restrictions on hiring foreign employees, and modern and investor-friendly rules & regulations.