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Qataris given “rest of the year off” for Eid

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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.

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27 Comments

  1. xena

    August 6, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Lol!!!

    Next headline: Qatari government comes to standstill!

    • Anonymous

      August 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      Quite the contrary: Residents report no change in level or timeliness of service.

    • Anonymous

      July 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Some bullshit

  2. Dubai

    August 6, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Will they get a pay rise too? Just as a good will gesture…?

  3. Abdul

    August 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    and i rejected a job offer in Qatar – biggest mistake of my life !!!

    • xxx

      July 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      That’s for the nationals my friend.. u havr nthg to cry over!

  4. Samy Malhoon

    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 🙂

  5. Anonymous

    August 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Thats why they import ex- pat serfs to do what they cant be bothered

  6. Brian Tracey

    August 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Wow, guess nationals don’t do much and won’t be missed. Sad state of affairs.

  7. Mazhar Fakher

    August 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Ths is ridiculous. Why isnt the UAE following this example. it is not fair

  8. Anonymous

    August 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    How true is this…..its too insane to be true….

  9. exfatwoman.com

    August 7, 2013 at 3:27 am

    of course its true!
    This is a wel respected news source with its finger on the pulse.
    The PAE is often first to the big stories, time and time again.

    It’s my ‘go-to’ website to keep bang up to date on local issues

  10. Abdullah

    August 7, 2013 at 4:55 am

    wow talk about offensive comments toward a country opening its doors to people to come work.

    • Blewyn

      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…

    • Dickie

      July 14, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Yes, the world’s most generous nation – they only started the modern slave trade to help people.

  11. Samanthaaa

    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)

  12. Chris de Burqa (songwriter for the hit song 'Lady in Black'

    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?

  13. Aisha Tabouleh

    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!!

    • Anonymous

      November 22, 2013 at 8:38 am

      No, it’s not having a sense of humour that gives you “too bad reputation”.

    • Anonymous

      July 14, 2015 at 8:54 am

      It’s a joke, no sense of humour??

  14. Anonymous

    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…

  15. Lee

    July 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I’m happy because I was given the rest of the day off :O

  16. Zaid

    July 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The onion-inspired much?

  17. Atheek

    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.

  18. Fisherman

    July 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Of course, it’s not true. But if it were… would there be any difference?

  19. Black Swan

    July 15, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Its a joke PEOPLE !!

  20. anonymous

    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

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