Government offices are open from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm daily from Sunday to Thursday.
Banks are open from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, Sunday to Thursday.
Commercial offices normally open at 8:00 am until 1:00 pm and then from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm or open at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm as one shift.
In Qatar, the term “business activity” is defined as any profession, vocation, service, trade, industry, speculation, contractual work, or any business carried on for the purpose of making a profit or income. This also includes the exploitation of moveable or immoveable property, such as real estate.
In Qatar, Friday is always the Muslim Day of Rest and all offices are generally closed. Other major observed holidays are as follows:
|Eid Al Fitr||3 days holiday|
|Sport Day||Second Tuesday of Feb|
|Eid Al Adha||3 days holiday|
|Qatar National Day||18 December|