Friday, June 27, 2014

Ramadan 2014 working hours

Ramadan 1435 which coincides with July 2014 leads to some changes in Kuwait. The working hours of employees for government sector reduces from 35 hours a week to 25 hours a week. On the other hand, for private firms, it is reduced from 48 hours to 36 hours a week. Basically, 2 hours is removed from each day. This is the privilege that the government of Kuwait provides for the people during the month of Ramadan. The official timings for the government sectors are provided by the Assistant Undersecretary for Diwan Affairs & Manpower at the Civil Service Commission (CSC) which are as follows (These take effect from Sunday, 29/06/2014):

The following government bodies are functioning from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.



  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Public Authority for Youth and Sports.
  • Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.
  • Environment Public Authority.
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Public Authority for Industry.
  • Ministry of Public Works.
  • Public Authority of Minor Affairs.
  • Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Kuwait General Administration of Customs.
  • Ministry of Communications.
  • Kuwait Fire Service Directorate.
  • Ministry of Education.
  • Credit and Savings Bank.
  • Ministry of Information.
  • Zakat House.
  • Public Authority for Housing Welfare.
  • Kuwait Municipality.
  • Kuwait Ports Authority.
  • Civil Service Commission.
  • Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources.
  • National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters.


  • Rest of the government bodies will work from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

    Words of caution, the work pace in the month of Ramadan in Kuwait slow down. Also, for the above mentioned times, people will be taking break during the Noon prayers (Zuhr) which is around 11:50 am. So one will not find people sitting at the tables between 11:50 am till around 12:30 pm. So one should keep this in mind as one's patience will be tested.

    CLICK HERE to see the post about work hours on 'Indians in Kuwait'.
    CLICK HERE to see the article about Ramadan work hours on 'Arab Times'.

    CLICK HERE to see the post about the 'Start of Ramadan 2014'.
    CLICK HERE to see the post about Last year's Ramadan 2013 working hours.

    Ramadan Buffet at restaurants in Kuwait and their prices can be checked out at the 248am Blog post by Mark. CLICK HERE

    Working Hours for different places in Kuwait. Also being collected and compiled by other internet users. CLICK HERE to check out Kuwait Upto Date's collection

    Working hours for different places in Kuwait.
    • 360 Mall Timings.
      • Retail - 11 am until 3 pm.
      • Retail - 8:30 pm until 1 am.
      • Restaurants & Cafes - 5 pm until 2 am.
      • Geant Hypermarket - 10 am until 1 am.
      • Geant Hypermarket - 10 am until 2 am.  ( Last 2 days of Ramadan )
      • Cinema - 9 pm until 2 am.
      • Cinema - CLOSED ( Last 10 days of Ramadan )
      • Entertainment - 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
      • The Flight Experience - 7 pm - 12 am (midnight)
    • Kout Mall Timings
      • Retail - 11 am - 3 pm.
      • Retail - 8:30 pm - 1 am.
      • Restaurants & Cafes - 5:30 pm - 2 am.
    • The Avenues Mall
      • Avenues operating hours - 8 am to 2 am.
      • Most stores - 10 am to 4 pm.
      • Most stores - 8 pm to 1 am.
      • Carrefour Hypermarket - 10 am to 2 am.
    Banks across Kuwait
    • Kuwait Finance House (KFH)
      • From Saturday to Thursday - 10 am to 1:30 pm.
      • Airport Branch - All Week - 4 am to 6 pm , 9 pm to 2:30 am.
    • Gulf Bank - 10 am to 1:30 pm.
    Ministry of Interior
    • Trucks on the Main highways are banned during the following hours
      • Sunday - Thursdays - 7:30 am to 9:30 am.
      • Sunday - Thursdays - 12:30 pm to 3 pm.
    Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI)
    • Office Timing - Sunday to Thursday - 10 am to 2 pm
    • Civil ID delivery - Sunday to Thursday - 10 am to 5:45 pm
    The Scientific Center of Kuwait
    • Sunday to Fridays - 9 pm to 12 am (midnight).
    • Saturday - 10 am to 1 pm.
    • Saturday - 9 pm to 12 am (midnight).
    • Ticket Prices for Aquarium - KD 1.750
    • Ticket Prices for Discovery Place - KD 1.000
    Xcite Alghanim
    • Saturday to Thursday - 10 am to 3 pm (All Branches)
    • Saturday to Friday - 8 pm to 1 am (All Branches)
    • Avenues Mall - Saturday to Friday - 10 am to 4 pm & 8 pm to 1 am.
    • Marina Mall - Saturday to Friday - 10 am to 4 pm & 8 pm to 1 am.
    PaintBall Kuwait
    • Timings - 8:30 pm to 2 am.
    Al Daman Inspection Center
    • Ministry of Interior Vehicle Inspection - Sunday to Thursday - 10 am to 2 pm.
    • Ministry of Interior Vehicle Inspection - Sunday to Thursday - 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
    • Al Daman Services - Saturday to Thursday - 10 am to 6 pm.
    • Al Daman Services - Saturday to Thursday - 8:30 pm to 2 am.
    Al Badri Cultural Complex (Islamic Religious Books are available across many shops in multiple languages) (Hawally - Al Muthana Street and Hasan Al Basri Street) (Dar-us-salam is one of them)
    • Saturday - Thursday - 10 am to 2 pm.
    • Saturday - Friday - 10 pm to 12 midnight.
    • For Map Location on Google Maps - CLICK HERE
    Kuwait Central Blood Bank
    • Sunday - Thursday - 10 am - 2 pm.
    • Sunday - Thursday - 8 pm - 1 am.
    • Saturday - 8 pm - 1 am.
    Kuwait International Automobile Club (KT)
    • Saturday - Thursday - 9:30 am - 1 pm.
    • Saturday - Thursday - 9 pm - 11 pm.
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