Some establishments in Qatar, both in the public and private sector, will not be operating as usual to mark this year’s celebration of Eid Al Fitr. Eid Al Fitr is marked on the first day of Shawwal – the month that comes after Ramadan in the Hijri calendar. Eid Al Fitr will start this Monday, 2 May, according to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

Ministries, other government entities and public entities and institutions, according to the announcement from Amiri Diwan, will be on holiday from 1 until 9 May. Employees are to resume their work on 10 May.

The Marhaba Online Team will be updating this list accordingly.



Services and their timings during the Eid Al Fitr holiday at HMC are as follows:

  • The Trauma and Emergency Center continues to operate throughout the 24-hour holiday period as normal.
  • The Pediatric Emergency Centers will also remain open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week for medical emergencies involving children under the age of 14 years.
  • The Ambulance Service will continue to operate 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week for people requiring emergency medical assistance
  • The HMC Contact Center will continue to work normal operating hours during the Eid Holiday from 7 am to 10 pm.
  • Outpatient clinics will be closed from 1 to 9 May, however limited clinics will be operating on 8 and 9 May.
  • The Urgent Consultation Service will be closed from 1 to 9 May and will reopen on 10 May.
  • The National Mental Health Helpline will be closed from 1 to 3 May and will reopen from 4 to 6 May, 9 am to 5 pm. Service will resume on 8 May, from 7 am to 3 pm, Saturday to Thursday.
  • The Pharmacy Home Delivery Service will be closed from 1 to 9 May and will reopen on 10 May.
  • The HMC Blood Donor Centers will be closed for two days, on 2-3 May.
  • The Blood Donor Center at Bayt Al Diyafah will re-open on 4 May, from 8 am to 8 pm (closed on Fridays). The Blood Donor Center at the Surgical Specialty Center will also re-open on 4 May, from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Fridays).


Eid Al Fitr holidays for all financial institutions in the country, according to Qatar Central Bank, is from Sunday, 1 May until Thursday, 5 May. All financial institutions and banks will resume operation on 8 May.

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB)

Effective from the second day of Eid, QIB will be providing customers with withdrawal and deposit services in the following mall branches: Qmall (Al Gharafa), Doha Festival City, Dar Al Salam Mall, City Center and Mall of Qatar. Opening times:

  • Saturday to Thursday, from 9 am to 2:30 pm and from 3:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Friday, from 4 pm to 9 pm

All branches will resume normal opening hours on Sunday, 8 May.


New Parks

Public parks will remain open during the Eid Al Fitr holidays. Neighbourhood parks (Al Furjan) for families, women and children will open from 5 am to 1 am, according to the Ministry of Municipality.  Open public parks will be open 24 hours and under supervision of security guards. Al Khor Family Park will receive visitors from 8 am until 12 am during the Eid holidays.

The Ministry are asking the public to follow instructions during their visit to parks such and to cooperate with security personnel. Everyone is also advised to dispose of waste properly in designated garbage containers and to maintain the cleanlines of public places.


Galleries and facilities under Qatar Museums will be closed on the first day of Eid and will re-open again on the second day during regular hours. Working hours from Sunday to Saturday is from 9 am to 7 pm and on Friday from 1:30 pm  to 7 pm.


Woqod Vehicle Inspection (FAHES)

From 4 to 9 May, FAHES will operate all permanent stations from 8 am to 12 pm except on Fridays and Saturdays. Gates will close at 11:45 am.

Traffic Department

The Traffic Department is open from 8 am until 12 pm during the Eid holidays. The Traffic Investigation Department will operate 24/7.

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