Qatar’s public sector will take five working days off for Eid, the Emiri Diwan has announced.
Eid will be observed on Monday, Sept. 12.
According to QNA, government offices will be closed from next Sunday (Sept. 11) until Sept. 15 inclusive.
Taking into account the weekends, it will mean a nine-day holiday for government employees, who will be back to work on Sept. 18.
The holiday dates for employees of Qatar Central Bank (QCB), banks, QCB-supervised financial institutions and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) will be set by the QCB Governor, the Diwan’s statement added.
Many schools across Qatar will also begin their new terms on Sept. 18.
Meanwhile, the private sector usually takes about three working days off, though this depends on the employer.