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 2024/2025 academic year:

2024 Holidays

January 1New Year’s Day
February 13Qatar National Sports Day
March 31Easter Sunday
April 9 – 11Eid al-Fitr (3 days)
June 19Juneteenth
June 16 – 18, 20Eid al-Adha (4 days)
December 18Qatar National Day
December 24Christmas Eve
December 25Christmas Day
December 26, 29, 30Winter Holidays
December 31New Year’s Eve

2025 Holidays

January 1New Year’s Day
February 11Qatar National Sports Day
March 31, April 1 & 2Eid al-Fitr (3 days)
April 20Easter Sunday
June 8, 9, 10, 11Eid al-Adha (4 days)
June 19Juneteenth