Ammar Badwy

Posted on November 16, 2018

Are they working today on the other side of the world?


We all want to receive a reply to our email 30 seconds after we have sent it. But if you are globally focused it can be midnight in the country of your contact or even worse, weekend. Not all countries work from Monday to Friday, so what are the international working days? And how many hours a week are our fellow creatures at the office on the other side of the world? Also for marketing professionals, it's important to know whether their ad or content for their targeted audience will be posted on a working day or in the weekend. To make life easier we have created a list of all working days of each country.

For the local time of each place, you can use this website.


Global working days per country
 

  • Afghanistan
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Albania
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Algeria
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Angola
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day 40 hours a week

     
  • Argentina
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Armenia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Azerbaijan
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Austria
    Monday–Friday, 7.7 hours a day, 38.5 hours a week

     
  • Australia
    Monday–Friday, 7.6 hours a day, 38 hours a week

     
  • Bahrain
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day (6 during Ramadan for Muslim employees) 40 hours a week

     
  • Bangladesh
    Sunday
    Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week
     
  • Benin
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Belarus
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Belgium
    Monday–Friday, 7.6 hours a day, 38 hours a week
     
  • Brazil
    Monday–Friday, 8.5 hours a day, 44 hours a week

     
  • Brunei
    Monday–Thursday 
    Darussalam and Saturday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week
     
  • Burundi
    Monday–Friday, 10 hours a day, 50 hours a week

     
  • Bulgaria
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Canada
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Cambodia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Cameroon
    Monday–Friday, 10 hours a day, 50 hours a week

     
  • Chile
    Monday–Friday, 9 hours a day, 45 hours a week

     
  • China
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 42 hours a week

     
  • Croatia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Colombia
    Monday–Friday or Monday–Saturday, 8 hours a day, 48 hours a week

     
  • Costa Rica
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 48 hours a week

     
  • Czech Republic
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Denmark
    Monday–Friday, 7.4 hours a day, 37 hours a week

     
  • Djibouti
    Saturday–Thursday, 6.7 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Dominican Republic
    Monday
    Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week
     
  • Egypt
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day (6 during Ramadan), 40 hours a week (30 during Ramadan)

     
  • Ethiopia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Estonia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Equatorial Guinea
    Monday–Saturday, 8 hours a day, 48 hours a week

     
  • Finland
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 38 hours a week

     
  • France
    Monday–Friday, 7 hours a day, 35 hours a week

     
  • Gabon
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • The Gambia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Germany
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Ghana
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Greece
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Hungary
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Hong Kong
    Monday–Saturday, 8 hours a day (many people work on Saturday either a half-day or full-day), 40-48 hours a week

     
  • India
    MNCs & Government offices: Monday-Friday others: Monday–Saturday
    8-9 hours a day (including 1-hour lunch break) depending on the company. 40
    54 hours a week
     
  • Indonesia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, many people work a 6-day week with 7-hour days. 40 hours a week

     
  • Iran
    Saturday
    Thursday/Saturday-Wednesday, 8 hours a day (except 5-hours on Thursday). 45 hours a week
     
  • Iraq
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Ireland
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Israel
    Sunday–Thursday, 8.4 hours a day. Some people have a partial six-day workweek. 42 hours a week

     
  • Italy
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Côte d'Ivoire
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Japan
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Jordan
    Sunday–Thursday, 9 hours a day, 45 hours a week

     
  • Kazakhstan
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Kuwait
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Kenya
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Latvia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Lebanon
    Monday
    Friday, 8 hours a day, Most of the people have a six-day workweek, with Saturday as a partial workday. 40 hours a week
     
  • Lesotho
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Libya
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Lithuania
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Madagascar
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Maldives
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Malawi
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Mali
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Malta
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Mauritania
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Malaysia
    Sunday–Thursday or Monday–Friday, 
    8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Mexico
    Monday–Saturday, 8 hours a day, 48 hours a week

     
  • Mongolia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Morocco
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 44 hours a week

     
  • Mozambique
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Nepal
    Sunday–Friday, 7 hours a day (5 on Friday and 6 in Winter), 48 hours a week

     
  • The Netherlands
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • New Zealand
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Nigeria
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Norway
    Monday–Friday, 7.5 hours a day, 37.5 hours a week

     
  • Oman
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day (6 during Ramadan), 40 hours a week (30 during Ramadan)

     
  • Pakistan
    Monday–Friday, 9 hours a day (including 1-hour lunch break) most of the Businesses are open on Saturdays. So often it is Monday-Saturday. 45 & 54 hours a week
     
  • Palestine
    Saturday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 45 hours a week

     
  • Philippines
    Monday–Saturday, 9 hours a day (including 1-hour lunch break), 48 hours a week

     
  • Poland
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Portugal
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Qatar
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day (5 during Ramadan) (Line staff work 48 hours of the week, Saturday-Thursday)
    40 hours a week (25 During Ramadan)

     
  • Romania
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Russia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Rwanda
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Saudi Arabia
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day (6 during Ramadan for Muslim employees)
    40 hours a week (30 during Ramadan)

     
  • Senegal
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Serbia
    Monday
    Friday, 8 hours a day (including half an hour lunch break)
    40 hours a week

     
  • Singapore
    Monday–Friday, 9 hours a day, 44 hours a week

     
  • Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Spain
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Sri Lanka
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • South Africa
    Monday–Friday, 9 hours a day, 45 hours a week

     
  • South Korea
    Monday–Friday, 9 hours a day, 
    45 hours a week
     
  • Somalia
    Saturday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 45 hours a week

     
  • Sudan
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Suriname
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day; Monday–Thursday 7:00 – 15:00 / Friday 7:00 – 14.30,
    39.5 hours a week

     
  • Swaziland
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Sweden
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Switzerland
    Monday–Friday, 8.4 hours a day, 42 hours a week

     
  • Syria
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Seychelles
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Taiwan
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day. 40 hours a week
    Every worker has one mandatory day off and one flexible rest day in every seven days.

     
  • Tanzania
    Monday–Friday, 9 hours a day, 45 hours a week

     
  • Togo
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Thailand
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Tunisia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Turkey
    Monday–Friday, 9 hours a day, 45 hours a week

     
  • Ukraine
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • United Arab Emirates
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 to 9 (regular hours minus 2 hours during Ramadan for all employees), 
    40-45 hours a week (30 during Ramadan)

     
  • United Kingdom
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • United States
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Uganda
    Monday–Saturday, 8 hours a day, 48 hours a week

     
  • Vietnam
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Yemen
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week

     
  • Zambia
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week
     
  • Zimbabwe
    Monday–Friday, 8 hours a day. Most people work half a day on Saturday
     
    40 hours a week

 

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