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11 June: Eid Al Adha Holiday Schedule Announced in Qatar

The Amiri Diwan has confirmed that Eid Al Adha will be celebrated in Qatar on June 16, 2024. For Ministries and Public Institutions, the holiday begins on Sunday, June 16, 2024, and ends on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Work will resume on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

See the Eid Al Adha holidays and working hours for 2024.

10 June: Hamad International Airport issues travel alert for upcoming peak season.
06 June: First day of Eid Al Adha on June 16, 2024, announces Saudi Arabia.
01 June: Drivers to get 50% discount on traffic fines starting 1 June.
30 May: Qatar bans outdoor work during summer, enforces timing.
29 May: Qatar Outlet Exhibition opens with 100 brands at DECC.
29 May: Qatar Airways to introduce complimentary Starlink Wi-Fi onboard.
30 May: Partial night-time closures on Corniche Street for three weeks.


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About Qatar

The State of Qatar is a country in the Middle East on the Persian Gulf Peninsula. With the successful hosting of FIFA World Cup 2022, it has rapidly transformed itself into a thriving economic and cultural powerhouse, often termed the richest country in the world. Qatar is ruled by Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

CapitalDoha
Area11,521 square km
Population2.95 million (2023)
CurrencyQatari Riyal (QAR)
Time ZoneUTC+3 (AST)
Calling Code+974
HelplinesInside the State of QatarOutside the State of Qatar
Govt Technical Support190+974 4406 9999
MOPH Helpline16000+974 4406 9963
Emergency Number999
Hayya Helpline800 2022+974 4441 2022

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