Working Hours

Government working hours                            7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Private sector working hours                          7:00 am to 12:00 pm & 4:00 am to 9:00 pm

Financial Service Company hours                   7:00 am to 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Shopping hours                                               8:00 am to 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Working days in the week:                             6 days, from Saturday to Thursday


  • While the Somaliland Government service time usually range from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm or to 2:00 pm, there are also different institutions that work both shifts and providing services to the public including hospitals, customs, police and security services etc;
  • Especially, emergency sections of the public hospitals and some of the private hospitals run mostly non-stop 24-hours;
  • Many of the first class hotels in the capital and in the other major cities also work longer hours at night;
  • As the Thursday afternoon is the weekend, most of the private sector businesses don’t work after 12:00 pm.