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Qatar announces one week government holiday for Eid Al Adha 2014

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Eid al-Adha is traditionally celebrated with the slaughtering of livestock
Eid Al Adha is traditionally celebrated with the slaughtering of livestock.

The public sector in Qatar will be given a week off for Eid Al Adha, the Emiri Diwan has announced.

Taking into account that Saudi Arabia has declared Eid on Saturday, Oct. 4, Qatar News Agency reports that the holiday will run from Sunday, Oct. 5 to Thursday, Oct. 9.

Regular hours for ministries, authorities and other public or government institutions will resume on Sunday, Oct. 12.

Bank holidays have yet to be announced by Qatar Central Bank. A representative of QCB told Doha News that an announcement is expected tomorrow, although last year most banks were closed for three days to mark Eid Al Adha.

UPDATE | 3:06pm

Bank employees are now saying financial institutions, etc, will be closed all of next week, like the public sector.

As far as the private sector, companies typically give employees three days, although it depends on the employer.

We’ll be posting our guide to celebrating Eid Al Adha in Qatar tomorrow.

What are your Eid plans?

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Observant One
Observant One
7 years ago

My Eid plans involve Bali…freedom and friendly locals….

Chilidog
Chilidog
7 years ago
Reply to  Observant One

Venture to the next island, Lombok, as well if you have time. Less crowded, just as beautiful. Locals incredibly friendly there too. But it’s all paradise!

Observant One
Observant One
7 years ago
Reply to  Chilidog

Thanks for the tip, been before but might head back… Anyway its going to be much nicer then last year when my neighbour decided it was appropriate to hang a live sheep from our adjoining courtyard walls and slaughter it there and then. …yepp, nice one….

A_qtr
A_qtr
7 years ago
Reply to  Observant One

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MIMH
MIMH
7 years ago

Government Offices in Work Shocker.

Today, one expat and one citizen witnessed two people at a government office actually working.

Vinod from kerala remarked “Normally I have to use my connections in the Kerala Mafia to get anything done in qatar but today I thought I’ll try something different by visiting one of the government offices and I was surprised when someone said, ‘can I help you sir’. Well they didn’t call me sir but they asked if I needed any help’

Mohd stated, “I’ve been to Alaska and seen polar beers and even to South america and seen the lesser spotted kafala frog, so rare it has only been seen twice in 300 years but I never thought I would see a government office open and people doing work. Kudos to the government for trying this new initiative.”

The Reporter
The Reporter
7 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

I would find it hard to say that I have believed everything I have been told when working with Government offices, but I will say that I have always been treated with the utmost civility and respect.

A_qtr
A_qtr
7 years ago
Reply to  The Reporter

nonsense… please don’t break ranks within dohanews expat community…

Altaf Patel
Altaf Patel
7 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

then why you have been here ? better you go back India or westerns, where as per your belief human rights are maintained best. people with rubbish mind not needed here, work only counts.

MIMH
MIMH
7 years ago
Reply to  Altaf Patel

Did you have your sense of humour bypass at Hamad or did you go private?

truth.e.ness
truth.e.ness
7 years ago

Priorities!

truth.e.ness
truth.e.ness
7 years ago

Closing government offices is the only way that less work could possibly be done.

I’d like to see performance based pay for government employees instead of guaranteed-pay-inspired-performance.

The Reporter
The Reporter
7 years ago

What about the workers?

desertCard
desertCard
7 years ago

Free The Sheep!

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