Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), assessed the private sector's readiness to commence the implementation of the Midday Break. This initiative, which forbids work in direct sunlight and open areas from 12:30pm to 3pm daily, is set to begin on June 15th and continue until September 15th. Al Awar, along with several high-ranking officials from the Ministry, visited a Sobha Realty project in Dubai, where he inspected the rest facilities provided for the workers, equipped with cooling systems, chilled water, and other conveniences to safeguard the workers' health and comfort during the Midday Break.

Al Awar emphasized that the Midday Break has evolved into a deeply rooted practice in the UAE's private sector, now in its 20th year, highlighting the significant compliance levels achieved over time. He stated, 'The private sector is a key ally for the government in bolstering the UAE's labor market competitiveness and leadership.' He further noted the private sector's adherence to labor regulations and their dedication to supporting labor market initiatives and social responsibility.

The Ministry has also declared that it will provide 6,000 rest stations for delivery workers across the UAE, along with an interactive map to help workers find and use these stations easily during the Midday Break. The Ministry encourages all companies with outdoor operations to initiate similar measures to protect their workers and invites the public to report any non-compliance or violations of the Midday Break by contacting MoHRE's call center at 600590000, or via its website or mobile app.