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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Qatar public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Qatar public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Qatar public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Qatar 2019 Eid Al Adha Bank Holidays Announced

    Qatar Central Bank (QCB) - Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced the dates of the upcoming Qatar bank holidays for the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays of Qatar, following yesterday's announcement by Qatar's Emiri Diwan of the public sector holidays for the same 2019 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays of Qatar.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Qatar 2019 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has extended the 2019 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Qatar 2019 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Amiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended, this year, once again, for 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Qatar Public Holiday February 12

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that Tuesday, February 12, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the upcoming 2019 National Sport Day non-working public holiday of Qatar.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Qatar Announces 2018 National Day Public Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatari Amiri Diwan has announced that Tuesday, December 18, 2018, would be the date of the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar.
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  • Aug
  • 16
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  • Qatar 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Qatar 2018 Eid Public Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Qatari Bank Holiday March 4

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 4, 2018, on account of the annual early-March bank holiday.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Qatar Adds December 17 Public Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - After days of uncertainty as to whether anything would be done, this year, to compensate the fact that there is a single day gap between the 2017 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, and the preceding Qatari weekend, the Qatari Government finally announced, earlier tonight, that it had declared Sunday, December 17, 2017, as a one-off public holiday in Qatar to link the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, with the Qatari weekend.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Qatar 2017 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 10 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Qatar 2017 Eid Public Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Qatar Public Holiday December 18

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatari Government has announced that Sunday, December 18, 2016, would be the date of the upcoming 2016 public holiday in Qatar to commemorate the annual National Day public holiday of Qatar.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Qatar 2016 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 9 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Qatar 2016 Eid Public Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Qatar Adds December 20 Public Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - After days of uncertainty as to what would be done, this year, to compensate the fact that the 2015 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, coincides with the Qatari weekend, the Qatari Government finally announced, earlier tonight, that it had declared Sunday, December 20, 2015, as a one-off public holiday in Qatar to link the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, to compensate the fact that the 2015 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, coincides with the Qatari weekend.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Qatar 2015 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 7 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in 2015 in Qatar.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Qatar 2015 Eid Public Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • Qatari Public Holiday February 10

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has confirmed that Tuesday, February 10, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the upcoming 2015 National Sport Day non-working public holiday of Qatar.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Qatari New Year 2015 Bank Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Thursday, January 1, 2015, on account of the annual Western New Year bank holiday in Qatar.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Qatar 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 9 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Qatar 2014 Eid Public Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Qatari Bank Holiday March 2

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 2, 2014, on account of the annual early-March bank holiday.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Qatar Adds December 19 Public Sector Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatari Emiri Diwan has once again declared Thursday, December 19, 2013, as a one-off public sector holiday to link the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, with the following Qatari weekend.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Qatar 2013 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 9 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Qatari 2013 Eid Al-Fitr Tomorrow

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatari Crescent Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), a date on which are based the related non-working public holidays in Qatar.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Qatar 2013 Eid Public Holidays Extended

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to 13 consecutive days of public sector holidays.
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  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Qatari Public Holiday June 25

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Earlier this morning, Qatar's Emiri Diwan announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the power handover by the emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to his son Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Qatari Bank Holiday March 3

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 3, 2013, on account of the annual early-March bank holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Qatari 2013 Sports Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Over this past weekend, Qatar's Emiri Diwan has confirmed that Tuesday, February 12, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the upcoming 2013 National Sport Day.
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2012

  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Qatar 2012 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatari Council of Ministers has once again extended the Eid public sector holidays, for ministries, other government departments, authorities and public institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 10 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Qatar 2012 Eid Public Holidays Extended

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the previously-announced 11-day period of public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to 12 consecutive days of public sector holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Qatar 2012 Eid Public Sector Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the Qatari Council of Ministers had once again decided that public sector holidays, for ministries, other government departments, authorities and public institutions, would be on holidays for 11 days for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Qatari Bank Holiday March 4

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 4, 2012.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Qatar Financial Holiday February 14

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatar Stock Exchange has announced that it would remain closed on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, on account of the upcoming new Sports Day public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Qatar Sports Public Holiday Clarification

    Gulf Times (Doha) - The second Tuesday of February every year has been confirmed as the new Qatari National Sports Day public holiday by the Gulf Times which had published reports to the contrary in its edition of yesterday.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Qatar Sports Public Holiday Confusion

    Gulf Times (Doha) - Confusing reports have appeared in the Middle East press that the upcoming National Sports Day public holiday declared last month would in fact be observed on Saturday, February 18, 2012, rather than Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Qatar Sports Public Holiday Declared Beginning In 2012

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, has issued a decree declaring "National Sports Day" as a new annual non-working public holiday in Qatar, beginning in February 2012.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Qatar 2011 Eid al-Adha Financial Sector Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatar Exchange (stock market) announced that it would remain closed from Sunday to Tuesday, November 6 to 8, 2011, inclusively, on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Qatar.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Qatar 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatari authorities have announced the duration of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector, the public sector, and the banking and financial sectors of Oman for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Qatar 2011 Eid al-Adha Announced

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Ministry of Religious Affairs has announced that the month of Dhul Hijjah had begun at sunset last night and. therefore, that the upcoming Eid Al Adha, and related public holidays, would be observed across the country based on the date of Sunday, November 6, 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Qatar 11-Day Eid Public Sector Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the Qatari Council of Ministers had decided that public sector holidays, for ministries, other government departments, authorities and public institutions, for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be from Sunday, August 28, until Monday, September 5, 2011, inclusively.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Qatar Rules-Out May 10 Public Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - A spokesperson for the Qatari Council of Ministers has announced that there would be no one-off electoral public holiday on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, on the occasion of that date's Central Municipal Council (CMC) elections.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Qatar Extends March 6 Bank Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatar Financial Markets Authority has announced that the recently-created March bank holiday would also be observed on Sunday, March 6, 2011, by the Qatar Exchange and financial markets.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Qatar Declares December 19 Public Sector Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatari Emiri Diwan has declared Sunday, December 19, 2010, as a one-off public sector and financial and bank holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Qatar Extends Upcoming Eid Public Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatari Council of Ministers has announced extended Eid al-Adha public sector holidays for all the government departments, from November 12 to 20, 2010, inclusively.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Qatar Extends 2010 Eid Public Holidays

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The Qatari Council of Ministers has announced Decision No.6 of 2010 which extends the Eid al-Fitr public sector holidays for all the government departments, to range from September 7 to September 18, 2010, inclusively.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 11
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  • Qatar Changes Date Of National Day Public Holiday

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - Qatar's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Sheikh Nasser bin Mohamed bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani, has announced that the date of the upcoming National Day public holiday had been moved from Friday, December 18, to Thursday, December 17, 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Qatar Announces Eid al-Adha Bank Holidays

    Qatar Central Bank (Doha) - The Qatar Central Bank has announced that the bank holidays for the upcoming "Eid Al Adha" holidays will start on Thursday, November 26, 2009, and will last for 3 business days.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Qatar Announces End of Ramadan Holidays Details

    The Peninsula (Doha) - Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that banks in Qatar will be closed for three days for Eid Al-Fitr holidays starting on the first day of the upcoming Eid (expected on Sunday, September 20, 2009).
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Qatar New Bank Holiday Official

    The Peninsula (Qatar) - Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has endorsed cabinet decision No.33 of 2009 that creates a new annual bank and financial sector holiday on the first Sunday of March.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Qatar Reduces Public Sector Ramadan Working Hours

    Qatari News Agency (QNA) - The official Qatari News Agency has reported that Government departments and institutions will work only in the mornings during the upcoming month of Ramadan.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Qatar Cabinet Approves New Bank Holiday

    Qatar Central Bank (Doha) - The recent proposal for an annual March bank holiday, initiated by the Central Bank of Qatar, was approved at a recent session of Qatar's cabinet, presided by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah.
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2008

  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Qatar Eid Public Holidays Starting September 28

    The Peninsula (Doha) - Qatar's minister of state for cabinet affairs, Sheikh Nasser bin Mohamed bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, announced that, for ministries and government departments, the upcoming Eid al-Fitr public holidays would stretch from Sunday, September 28, to Monday, October 6, 2008, while other public institutions would start on the same date but finish on Sunday, October 5.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Qatar Revamps Public Holidays Listing

    Amiri Diwan (Doha) - The Chairman of the Qatar's Cabinet of Ministers, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, has signed an official cabinet decision which lists anew which dates are public holidays in Qatar, and how many days each public holidays is to last.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Qatar December 18-23 Bank And Financial Markets Holiday

    Gulf Times - Yesterday, the Qatar Central Bank announced a bank holiday for the period of December 18-23, inclusively.
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  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Qatar Announces December 18-25 Public Holidays

    Arabian Business - Late yesterday, it was announced that the upcoming Eid al Adha public holiday would last from Wednesday, December 19 to Tuesday, December 25, 2007, inclusively.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Qatar Removes September 3 From List Of National Public Holidays

    Gulf Times (Doha) - It has been confirmed that in compensation for the new public holiday on December 18, beginning in 2007, September 3 will no longer be a public holiday in Qatar.
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Qatar Confirms December 18 New Annual Public Holiday

    Gulf Times - Qatar Law No. 61 of 2007 announcing the day of Sheikh Jassem bin Mohamed bin Thani's assumption of power as a national day in the state, has been gazetted.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Qatar Announces New Annual Public Holiday

    The Peninsula Online - Yesterday, the Cabinet approved a draft law considering the day of Sheikh Jassem bin Mohamed bin Thani assumption of power in Qatar as a state National Day, on December 18, on which occasion all ministries and other state institutions will close down every year.
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Qatar Declares April 1 Public Holiday

    Peninsula On-line - Ministries, state departments and all other governmental organizations will observe a national holiday on Sunday April 1.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Qatar Bank And Financial Eid Al Adha Holiday

    The Peninsula On-line - The Doha Securities Market (DSM) will remain closed from December 31, 2006 to January 2, 2007 on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Qatar Bank And Financial Eid Al Fitr Holiday

    Qatar Exchange (Doha) - All financial institutions will be closed from October 22 to October 25, 2006, inclusive.
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1999

  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Qatar Weekends Extended to 2 Days

    Business Network (Doha) - The Qatari government has decided to opt for a one-year experiment in a five-day week for government departments and ministries, beginning in October, 1999.
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See also: Qatar bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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