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Is an employee entitled to another day off if Eid Al Fitr public holiday falls on a rest day (non-working day)?

We all look forward to celebrate festival with families, and residents in Qatar will get this opportunity during Eid Al Fitr next week.

Because this year’s Eid Al Fitr falls on Wednesday, Jul. 6, many residents have been waiting and hoping to see if their employers will grant them 3 days holiday without counting weekend.

Although the exact date of Eid depends on the sighting of the crescent, it is highly expected that Eid Day would be on Wednesday, July 6.

The exact date of Eid has yet to be announced, pending the sighting of the new moon, but is expected to begin on Wednesday, July 6.

Private sector employees usually get about three days off Eid Al Fitr in accordance with Qatar’s Labor Law.

Is an employee entitled to another day off if a Eid Al Fitr public holiday falls on a rest day (non-working day)?

Yes, if the holiday falls on a rest day, the next working day is a paid holiday.

As far as the private sector, companies typically give employees three days, although it depends on the employer, the number of working days in private sector is decided by the respective companies.

Non-government employees will have to wait until Eid has been officially announced to be certain of any vacation period.

 

The last working day for the public sector in Qatar has been set as Thursday 30th June. From 1st July the public sector would close for Eid holidays.

All ministries, Govt. institutions and public entities will officially go on Eid break starting Sunday, according to QNA.

According to an announcement made by the Emiri Diwan all offices will reopen on 12th July following the Eid break. The Eid break would last for a total of 11 days as has been the norm since last year.

A plan announcing the venues and times of various Eid festivities was also revealed by the Qatar Tourism Authority some days back.

The UAE too has announced its holiday schedule, with its public sector too set to close for holidays this weekend, however, work will be resumed on July 10, two days earlier than Qatar.

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