Work will go on as usual for most employees in Qatar on New Year’s Day, with the Islamic state choosing not to declare a day off unlike most of its neighbours.
January 1 is the start of the Gregorian Calendar, the internationally accepted calendar based on Christianity.
While Qatar acknowledges the “Western calendar” in its economy, it also follows the Islamic calendar, the Hijri, which is currently in the year 1436.
The most recent Islamic New Year fell on October 25, according to the Gregorian calendar.
Doha News reported there would be no fireworks or large public events held on Wednesday night to mark the end of the year 2014.
Majority of public and private sector companies would be open on Thursday.
The Qatar Central Bank said financial institutions would be closed, although employees still would attend work.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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