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 2016/2017 academic year:
Eid Al Fitr (3 days) – Expected to start July 6th, 2016 (Wednesday)
GU-Q will be closed Wednesday through Sunday, July 6th, 7th and 10th.
Eid Al Adha (3 days) – Expected to start September 11th, 2016 (Sunday)
GU-Q will be closed Sunday through Tuesday, September 11th, 12th and 13th.
Qatar National Day - December 18th, 2016 (Sunday) - GU-Q will be closed Sunday, December 18th, 2016.
Winter Break - GU-Q will be closed Sunday, December 25th through Sunday January 1st, 2017 (Inclusive of Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and winter holidays). GU-Q will reopen on Monday January 2nd, 2017.
Qatar National Sports Day – Tuesday, February 14th, 2017.
Easter – Sunday, April 16th, 2017.
Eid Al Fitr (3 days) – Expected to start June 25th, 2017 (Sunday).
GU-Q will be closed Sunday through Tuesday, June 25th , 26th and 27th.