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.

HR Policy 601Q Holidays

Please find below a list of approved holidays for the 2020/2021 academic year:

2020 Holidays

July 31 – Aug 3 – Eid Al Adha (GU-Q closed July 29, 30, Aug 2, 3)

Dec 18– Qatar National Day (GU-Q closed Dec 17)

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve

Dec 25 – Christmas Day (GU-Q closed Dec 27)

Dec 28, 29, 30 – Winter Holiday

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve

2021 Holidays

Jan 1 – New Year’s Day (GU-Q closed Dec 23, 2020)

Feb 9 – Qatar National Sports Day

April 4 – Easter Sunday

May 13, 14, 15 – Eid al-Fitr (GU-Q closed May 12, 13, 16, 17)