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Qatar School Holidays 2024 and 2025

This page contains a calendar of all 2024 and 2025 school holidays in Qatar. These dates are unlikely to be modified. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

Academic Year 2023-2024

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School27 Aug 2023
(Sun)
Mid Term Holidays22 Oct 2023
(Sun)
26 Oct 2023
(Thu)
Mid Term Holidays24 Dec 2023
(Sun)
7 Jan 2024
(Sun)
End of Year Holidays30 Jun 2024
(Sun)
31 Aug 2024
(Sat)

Academic Year 2024-2025

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2024
(Sun)
Mid Term Holidays27 Oct 2024
(Sun)
31 Oct 2024
(Thu)
Mid Term Holidays22 Dec 2024
(Sun)
5 Jan 2025
(Sun)
End of Year Holidays6 Jul 2025
(Sun)
30 Aug 2025
(Sat)

Please visit edu.gov.qa for the original release of the 2023-2024 approved calendar and 2024-2025 approved calendar.

The education system is governed by two entities – the Supreme Education Council (SEC) and the Ministry of Education (MOE). Every year, the Minister of Education and Higher Education from the SEC will announce the annual calendar for schools. Since 2012, the SEC has taken steps to unify the school breaks between independent and private schools.

Schools in Qatar are divided into two systems – government-run independent schools and private schools. There are more than 140 private schools in Qatar, where they offer English-medium curriculum. There are a large number of expatriates working and living in Qatar and most expatriate children are sent to these private schools.

School holidays in Qatar are a prime time for the Qatari families to travel locally and regionally, as well as for expatriate families to take time off to travel back home. The school year in Qatar usually begins in September each year. A very popular school holiday period for travel is the end of year school holidays (between July and September), which coincides with summer in Europe.