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 29, 30 – Aug 2, 3 – Eid Al Adha (observed)

Dec 17 – Qatar National Day (observed)

Dec 23 – New Year's Day 2021 (observed)

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve

Dec 27 – Christmas Day (observed)

Dec 28, 29, 30 – Winter Holiday

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve

2021 Holidays

Feb 9 – Qatar National Sports Day

April 4 – Easter Sunday

May 12, 13, 16, 17 – Eid al-Fitr (observed)