Saudi, Qatar award 12 days holiday for Eid

Public sector holiday is nearly three times that announced in some other GCC states
Saudi, Qatar award 12 days holiday for Eid
By Shane McGinley
Wed 07 Aug 2013 03:32 PM

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have awarded public employees 12 days off for the Eid Al Fitr holidays, nearly three times as much as some other states in the Gulf.

By giving public employees nearly two weeks off for the holidays, government offices and agencies in both countries will not reopen until August 18.

Private sector employees in both Gulf countries have been awarded four days off.

By comparison, Bahraini public service workers have been given five says off to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Private sector workers in the island state are likely to get three days off.

In Kuwait the holiday is also likely to be five days, while Oman and the UAE government workers are likely to be awarded four days.

UAE federal workers will resume work on Monday August 12, if the start of the new lunar month of Shawal is not confirmed by Ramadan 29 and subsequently Ramadan completes 30 days.

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