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Qatar : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Riyal (QAR)
  • Internet extension: .qa - Telephone code: +974 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Friday & Saturday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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    Sunday January 1, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 7, 2023Tour of QatarSports events
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023National Sports DaySecular holiday
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    Monday February 20, 2023Qatar ExxonMobil Tennis openSports events
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    Sunday March 5, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Wednesday April 19, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday April 19, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 20, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    LABOUR RULES

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Special Events : The law guarantees workers a maximum 10-hour workday, a weekly rest day, three weeks of annual leave, and an end-of-service payment of at least three weeks per year.

    Banks are closed

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Ministry of Education
    http://www.qna.org.qa
    Private schools may start end of winter holidays a few days later

    PISA ranking (average 493): 418
    Schooling is mandatory till age 12
    International schools abound
    Teaching languages: Arabic, English and international languages
    schools close on Friday & Saturday
    school uniforms sometimes required

    We carry confirmed dates till Sep 2023 (FIFA World Cup modified)

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Tour of Qatar

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    Tuesday February 7, 2023
    Sports events : Lasts 5 days - www.velowire.com 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    National Sports Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2012 onwards

    Qatar ExxonMobil Tennis open

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Sports events : Www.atpworldtour.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Banks are closed

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Banks only :

    Mothers' Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday April 19, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 19, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday April 20, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    Secular holiday :