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Last update on January 05, 2021

Living in Qatar? Here’s a list of all of Qatar’s public holidays you need to know in 2021 and 2022, as well as other important dates to make a note of on your calendar.

Whether you’re living in Qatar or just visiting, it’s important to note these important holidays as some business may be closed. 

To ensure you don’t miss out on anything important, our guide puts together a list of Qatar’s public holidays and important dates for your calendar.

Introduction to public holidays in Qatar

There are 10 official public holidays in Qatar. 

One of the biggest public holiday events is Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. It begins the day after the sighting of the crescent moon, so the dates can only be estimated and may vary by a day or two. 

Workers are entitled to leave during Eid al-Fitr. There also tend to be celebratory events such as firework displays, circuses and discount sales, and families and friends meet to exchange gifts.

You can also find out more about the best festivals in Qatar and how they’re celebrated.

Save this list of Qatar’s bank holidays in 2021 and 2022, plus other important days in Qatar.

Public holidays in Qatar during 2021

This is a list of public holidays in Qatar during 2021. Please note that this list is subject to change.

  • 1 January (Friday): New Year’s Day
  • 9 February (Tuesday): National Sports Day
  • 7 March (Sunday): March bank holiday
  • 13 May (Thursday): Eid al-Fitr
  • 14–15 May (Friday through Saturday): Eid al-Fitr holiday
  • 20 July (Tuesday): Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
  • 21–22 July (Wednesday through Thursday): Eid al-Adha holiday
  • 18 December (Saturday): National Day

Important dates in Qatar during 2021

  • 21 March (Sunday): Mother’s Day
  • 12 April (Monday): start of Ramadan
  • 21 June (Monday): Father’s Day

Public holidays in Qatar during 2022

This is a list of public holidays in Qatar during 2022. Please note that this list is subject to change.

  • 1 January (Saturday): New Year’s Day
  • 8 February (Tuesday): National Sports Day
  • 6 March (Sunday): March Bank Holiday
  • 3 May (Tuesday): Eid al-Fitr
  • 4–5 May (Wednesday through Thursday): Eid al-Fitr holiday
  • 10 July (Sunday): Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
  • 11–12 July (Monday through Tuesday): Eid al-Adha holiday
  • 18 December (Sunday): National Day

Important dates in Qatar during 2022

  • 21 March (Monday): Mother’s Day
  • 1 April (Friday): start of Ramadan
  • 21 June (Tuesday): Father’s Day

There are no daylight saving time changes in Qatar; unlike some other countries, the clock remains the same throughout the year (Arabia Standard Time).