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Updated April 2023
Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion in Qatar, marked by an electric atmosphere of celebration throughout the entire country. Streets and buildings alike are adorned with sparkling lights, and the sky is lit up with spectacular fireworks displays. However, Eid al-Fitr is not just about festivities; it’s also a time for families and friends to come together and enjoy some quality time during by making the best out of the Eid al-Fitr holidays.
When will the Eid al-Fitr holidays be in Qatar this year? How can you make the most of them and extend your time off? Also, where can you travel from Qatar during Eid al-Fitr? Keep reading to discover the answers.
Eid Fitr 2023 holidays in Qatar
Eid al-Fitr is a significant occasion in the Islamic calendar, marking the end of Ramadan and the start of the month of Shawwal. It’s a time for reflection, gratitude, and celebration.
The national holidays for Eid al-Fitr 2023 will begin on 29 Ramadan and end on 3 Shawwal according to the Hijri calendar, which is from 23 to 25 April according to the Gregorian calendar.Book cheap flights on Wego
Maximize your Eid al Fitr 2023 holidays
This year, the Eid al-Fitr celebrations will begin on 21 April (Friday), as the crescent moon has been sighted on Thursday, April 20.
For those working in the private sector, we recommend taking three days off from your annual leave to have a leisurely nine-day break at the end of Ramadan:
- 17 April (Monday)
- 18 April (Tuesday)
- 19 April (Wednesday)
As a public sector employee, you only need to take one day off from your annual leave on 17 April (Monday).
If you can take off during this period, your last day at work will be on 14 April (Friday), and you will return to work on 24 April (Monday). This will provide you with nine days of holiday during Eid al-Fitr!
Eid al Fitr 2023 destinations for Qataris
There are plenty of local and international destinations that you can visit during a nine-day holiday.
If you need to de-stress from work, consider a relaxing beach break with your family at Fuwayrit or The Pearl. Alternatively, if you want to add some excitement to your monotonous daily routine, a hiking expedition to Qurayn Abu al Bawl could be just what you need. Additionally, many hotels in Qatar are offering staycation deals for Ramadan leading up to Eid.
If you’re looking to explore a new country altogether, Qataris have several exciting cities within close reach, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Manama. Short, affordable flights and easy visa systems make them the perfect choice for a quick, last-minute getaway.
Qatar’s geographical location at the convergence of three different continents – Asia, Europe, and Africa – opens up even more international destination options for Qataris. From the dense forests of Rwanda to the wildlife-abundant savannahs of Kenya, from the cultural attractions of India to the historical cities of Spain, you will be spoilt for choice.
The possibilities are endless, whether you’re seeking adventure or just looking to unwind. With the added bonus of affordable travel deals, you can enjoy a memorable Eid al-Fitr holiday without breaking the bank.