Top events in Qatar

April
01

The biggest event in the camel racing calendar, hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators flock to the Al Shahaniya camel racing track...

July
18

A flurry of cultural events and shop sales accompanies this religious festival, which is timed to celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting.

September
22

Also known as the festival of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha follows the annual Islamic pilgrimage and commemorates the trials of the Prophet Abraham....

Qatar Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2015

July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
December
18
Independence Day
Start date:
18 December 2015
December
18
National Day
Start date:
18 December 2015
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