Public sector workers in Doha will get 11 days off for the Eid al-Fitr holiday this year.
The vacation was announced by Emiri Diwan yesterday.
According to reports on the official Qatar News Agency the holiday will begin on July 15 (corresponding to 28th of Ramadan 1436) and work will resume on Sunday, July 26.
It is customary for public sector workers to be granted extended leave in Doha with private sector employees usually given a three day leave.
Precise timings for private sector employees will be announced after the siting of the new moon although it is expected to commence on Saturday, July 18.
The statement also revealed that employees of Qatar Central Bank (QCB), QCB-supervised financial institutions and the Qatar Markets Authority will have holidays confirmed by the bank’s governor.