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 Labour 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 2017/2018 academic year:


2017- 18

Easter - Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Eid al-Fitr - Expected to start June 25th, 2017
GU-Q will be closed Sunday through Wednesday (June 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th)

Eid al-Adha - Expected to start September 1st, 2017 (Friday)
GU-Q will be closed Sunday through Wednesday (September 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th)

Qatar National Day - Monday, December 18th, 2017

Winter Break - GU-Q will be closed Sunday, December 24th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018 (inclusive of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and winter holidays). GU-Q will reopen Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.

Qatar National Sports Day - Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Easter- Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Eid al-Fitr - Expected to start June 14th, 2018 (Thursday)
GU-Q will be closed Thursday (June 14th) and Sunday through Tuesday (June 17th, 18th and 19th).