On the occasion of National Sports Day 2014, falling on Tuesday 11 February 2014 – which is an official public holiday in Qatar – the working hours for some the service department of the Ministry of Interior will be as follows:

General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriate Affairs, Nationality and Travel Documents Department, Unified Services Department, Criminal Evidences and Information Department, and Traffic Department will work from 8 am to 12 pm (noon). However, the Traffic Investigation Department will work around the clock on National Sports Day.

This year’s National Sports Day will take place on 11 February 2014 as the third National Sports Day in Qatar – the first was held on 14 February 2012. Qatar is one of the few nations to dedicate a day for sports, including Japan where the Health and Sports Day is celebrated.

For more information on National Sports Day and its activities around the country, check out Marhaba’s post Qatar National Sports Day 2014.