Today Sunday 3 March 2013 is an Official Bank Holiday and most of the banks will be closed for the day. However, some banks will be open in a few locations:

Qatar National Bank (QNB)

Landmark Branch

Hyatt Plaza Branch

City Center Branch

Villagio Branch

Open from 9 am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 9 pm

For more information, call Qatar National Bank at 4440 7777.

Commercialbank

Landmark Branch

Hyatt Plaza Branch

City Center Branch

Villagio Branch

Open from 9 am – 3 pm and 4 pm – 9 pm

For more information, call Commercialbank at 4449 0000.

Doha Bank

City Center Branch 9 am – 9 pm

The Gate Mall Branch 9 am – 9 pm

Royal Plaza Branch 9 am – 1 pm and 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lulu Branches 9 am – 1 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm

For more information, call Doha Bank at 4445 6000

All other banks are outside of shopping malls are closed.

Why is there an ‘Official Bank Holiday’?

First Sunday of March of each year is a Bank Holiday

In 2010, Qatar Central Bank issued a circular to all banks operating in the State of Qatar, proclaiming Sunday 7 March is an official holiday for banks. The circular to banks is pursuant to the Council of Ministers Decision No 33 of 2009, amending certain provisions of the Decision No 6 of 2008 which set out the various public holidays applicable in the State. The decision stipulates that the first Sunday of March each year shall be an official holiday for all banks in the State of Qatar.