The National Archives announces the extension of working hours to 12 hours a day

 The National Archives announces the extension of working hours to 12 hours a day

The National Archives announces the extension of working hours to 12 hours a day

The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates announces the extension of its working hours, based on the directives of His Highness, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the National Archives. For the sake of further communication of knowledge and so that the National Archives can provide its services to all beneficiaries within the country and abroad, the new working hours will be from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sunday through Wednesday. The National Archives will continue to provide services to the public from  8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Thursdays.

This decision is based on the requests of researchers and academics whose work hours coincide with the morning schedule of the National Archives. Therefore, the working hours will be extended in both the Emirates Library and the User's Happiness Hall, as well as the outlet for the sales of the publications of the National Archives.

Regarding this decision, Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Raisi, Director General of the National Archives, said that, "The National Archives is keen on the satisfaction of customers and beneficiaries and on providing its services that are of benefit to researchers, academics and all members of the society. The extension of working hours has come after a survey of the views of visitors who stressed the importance of some departments of the National Archives remaining open in the evening so as to enable them to take advantage of the resources held pertaining to the memory of the homeland.”