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Eid Al Adha holidays announced for public & private sectors

With Eid Al Adha approaching, the Emiri Diwan has announced the Eid holidays.

All ministries and other government institutions and public entities will begin the Eid al Adha holiday from 11th September 2016 until 15th September 2016.

The state employees will resume work on 18th October 2016.

As for Qatar Central Bank (QCB), QCB-supervised financial institutions and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), the Emiri Diwan’s statement said that the QCB Governor determines the start date of the holiday.

Meanwhile, public and private sector organizations across Qatar have begun announcing their schedules for the forthcoming Eid Al Adha holidays.

Employees in private sectors in Dubai are expecting a three day break from 11th to 13th September, although, in private sector, the holidays may vary depending on the employer.

According to Qatar’s unified school calendar, most schools will not open for new terms until 18th September. Some schools have already planned three-day holidays for Eid, and are now being instructed to stretch them to five days. Others are still waiting for confirmation from Ministry of Education and Higher Education before finalizing holiday dates.

In the healthcare sector too, all hospital out-patient clinics would be closed for at least three days, from 11th to 13th September, while some will be closed for the whole week, and other clinics may work on reduced schedule during next week. For details, log on to HMC statement.

Posted on 6/9/2016

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