Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia

public holidays

For those new to Saudi Arabia, will find that number of public holidays are few unlike the other parts of world.

To begin with, the weekly holidays are on Fridays and Saturday though some private companies have half day on Saturday.

Then there are holidays for two Muslim Festivals (Eids) as below:

Name of Eid Hijri (Arabic) Date Duration
Eid ul Fitr 1 Shawwal Normally 10 days for government sector and 3 to 7 days for private sector
Eid ul Adha 10 Dul Hijjah Normally 10 days for government sector and 3 to 7 days for private sector

 

As all government offices will be closed during these days, so it advisable to plan your government related activities well in advance.

To convert to Gregorian/English dates click here.

Other than above, Saudi National Day which is on 23rd September is also a public holiday.

 

  • Orlando Tuacar

    I was working in my company since 2002 up to now.they put me in horuub last two yrs even im not escape.my iqama yesterday expired and i gave my office a final exit letter 30 days before.
    I have a doubt that they will put me again in horuub.please help

    • admin

      IF you got final exit try to move out of the kingdom as soon as possible.
      God help you.
      Best of luck.