All About Ramadan in Doha,Qatar

All about Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslims around the world fast from dawn until sunset for 29 or 30 days, depending on when the crescent moon is sighted. 

It’s a month of increased prayer, charity, reflection and renewal of friendships for the Muslim community. All the rules on culture and etiquette in Qatar should be even more carefully observed during this period.

Ramadan in Qatar is a very unique time for both Muslims and non-Muslims and you’ll find that the usual patterns of work and leisure completely change.

Your first Ramadan in Qatar will be a time of excitement, no doubt as a new expat you have a few practical questions amidst the sudden change in routine.

Qatar announces official working hours for Ramadan 2018

Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr Al Hassan Al Mohannadi issued a circular today setting the working hours during the holy month of Ramadan for ministries, government sector and public bodies and institutions, Peninsula Qatar reported. According to the circular, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan 1439 AH, it has been decided that the official working hours during the holy month of Ramadan will be five hours a day, starting from 9am to 2pm.