Top events in Qatar

March
01

The skies above the Museum of Islamic Art Park in Doha are filled with kites for this one-day festival, which celebrates Afghani traditions with...

March
01

The Islamic Art Park becomes an enormous outdoor kitchen for four days every March with food stalls, demonstrations by some of the city's most...

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...

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.

2017

June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
December
18
National Day
Start date:
18 December 2017
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