Qatar’s public sector will close for the Eid Al Fitr holiday from Tuesday, Aug. 6 to Thursday, Aug. 15, the government has announced.
This applies to “ministries and the other governmental organs and general authorities and institutions,” though typically exceptions are made for essential services such as immigration.
Though the official 12-day holiday is expected to end on Sunday, Aug. 18, last year, many government employees went on an extended summer break. Thus, residents who have important paperwork to process may want to get it done over the next couple of days.
According to QNA, Qatar Central Bank (QCB), other banks and financial corporations under the control of QCB and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) will have three days off, but that date hasn’t been determined yet.
Eid is expected to start either Thursday or Friday of this week, depending on the sighting of the new moon.
What are your plans? Thoughts?
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Note: This article has been corrected to reflect the possible dates of Eid