GU-Q Holiday Calendar

The University recognizes the value of time off for employees to celebrate religious and national holidays. Each year, the Office of Human Resources will provide a list of approved holidays. The days will include the named holidays required by Qatari Labor Law and additional ones as specified by the University. When a holiday falls on a weekend another day may be scheduled. Employees may request applicable leave for other religious observances that are not part of the GU-Q Holiday Calendar.

Please find below a list of approved holidays for the 2018/2019 academic year:


2018 - 19

Easter - Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Eid al-Fitr - Expected to start June 13th, 2018 (Wednesday)
GU-Q will be closed Wednesday (June 13th) through Monday June 18th

Eid al-Adha - Expected to start August 20th, 2018 (Monday)
GU-Q will be closed Monday through Thursday (August 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd)

Qatar National Day - Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Winter Break - GU-Q will be closed Monday, December 24th, 2018 through January 1st, 2019 (inclusive of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and winter holidays). GU-Q will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.

New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.

Qatar National Sports Day - Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Easter- Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Eid al-Fitr - Expected to start June 3rd, 2019 (Monday)
GU-Q will be closed Monday through Thursday (June 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th)