Mid-east weekends are weird. We get a half day on Thursday, then Friday + Saturday off. Friday's the religious day, with the mass congregational prayer (al-juma'a), and then Saturday's the I-can't-be-asked-to-do-anything-today-but-I'll-have-to-do-something-anyways day.
I used to get no days off, school Monday to Friday, then rugby on Saturday and Sunday. Now Saturday and Sunday are the only days I have to wake early. =P