Qataris given “rest of the year off” for Eid
Nationals working in public sector expected to reconvene in January
DOHA: Qatari nationals working in the public sector were celebrating this morning after it was announced that they were to be given the rest of the year off to celebrate Eid.
“Well, with summer going on until September and thinking about Eid al-Adha later, we just thought f*** it, let’s call it quits for the year and reconvene in January,” said a spokesman.
August 6, 2013 at 11:14 am
Next headline: Qatari government comes to standstill!
August 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Quite the contrary: Residents report no change in level or timeliness of service.
July 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm
August 6, 2013 at 11:16 am
Will they get a pay rise too? Just as a good will gesture…?
August 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm
and i rejected a job offer in Qatar – biggest mistake of my life !!!
July 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm
That’s for the nationals my friend.. u havr nthg to cry over!
August 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm
How about they just take the next 9 years off till 2022 Fifa World Cup, should give them ample time to get it right 🙂
August 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm
Thats why they import ex- pat serfs to do what they cant be bothered
August 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Wow, guess nationals don’t do much and won’t be missed. Sad state of affairs.
August 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm
Ths is ridiculous. Why isnt the UAE following this example. it is not fair
August 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm
How true is this…..its too insane to be true….
August 7, 2013 at 3:27 am
of course its true!
This is a wel respected news source with its finger on the pulse.
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August 7, 2013 at 4:55 am
wow talk about offensive comments toward a country opening its doors to people to come work.
January 9, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Nobody respects laziness, whether it comes from a poor person or a rich man who “allows” people to work…
July 14, 2015 at 7:37 am
Yes, the world’s most generous nation – they only started the modern slave trade to help people.
August 7, 2013 at 6:39 am
Yeah guys, don’t be so offensive – last week I saw one actually CARRYING her own shopping bags (I swear)
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August 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm
I can’t believe this, it’s just not fair. Why aren’t they being given the entire year off?
August 12, 2013 at 6:22 am
THIS TYPE OF THING GIVES US ARABS TOO BAD REPUTATION AROUND THE WORLD, SHAME ON YOU QATAR!! TOO MUCH LAZY!!
November 22, 2013 at 8:38 am
No, it’s not having a sense of humour that gives you “too bad reputation”.
July 14, 2015 at 8:54 am
It’s a joke, no sense of humour??
August 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm
I am Qatari and I don’t get rest of year off. No fair – must speak to Ms Amna to complain…
July 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm
I’m happy because I was given the rest of the day off :O
July 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm
The onion-inspired much?
July 22, 2014 at 3:42 am
So Here they gets rest of the year off while 100’s and 1000’s of innocent people dying everyday where in Some countries… God Save us.
July 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm
Of course, it’s not true. But if it were… would there be any difference?
July 15, 2015 at 8:26 am
Its a joke PEOPLE !!
July 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Nice joke, I know for a fact that they get exactly 11 days for eid al fatar
Still much, yeah, but they get only two of them each year, nothing else
And its given to anyone who works in qatar, not just qataris