GCC averages 4 day Eid Al Fitr holidays

Qatar doubles that and more
GCC averages 4 day Eid Al Fitr holidays
Eid Al Fitr

The GCC is giving employees an average of 4 days for the upcoming GCC Eid Al Fitr holidays, but Qatar has generously gone off track, allowing for a double-digit respite from work duties.

The Qatari people will enjoy an 11-day holiday in celebration of Eid Al Fitr, according to Qatar’s Amiri Diwan, beginning on April 19, 2023, and ending on April 27 with employees scheduled to return to work Sunday, April 30.

The holiday will go into effect on all ministries, government entities, and public institutions, but the Governor of Qatar Central Bank is expected to specify the start and end dates for the holidays that apply to the Qatar Central Bank (QCB), banks, and financial institutions.

The UAE officially announced a four-day weekend for Eid Al Fitr holidays applicable to public sector employees from April 20 until Sunday, April 23, resuming work on April 24.

Saudi’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said in a post on Twitter that Eid Al Fitr holiday will begin on Friday, April 21 for a period of 4 days and regular working hours will begin on Tuesday, April 25.

Kuwait’s Cabinet announced that the Eid Al Fitr holiday at all ministries, governmental bodies, and institutions would start on April 21 and last until April 25, with work resuming on April 26.

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Oman has announced Eid Al Fitr holidays for employees in the State’s Administrative Apparatus and other legal entities, as well as for establishments of the private sector from April 20 to April 24, resuming work on April 25.

Bahrain is expected to celebrate the first day of Eid Al Fitr holidays on April 21 and is likely to last until Sunday, April 23.

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