Friday, June 5, 2015

Ramadan 2015 Working Hours

RAMADAN 1436 UPDATE: Kuwait announces Thursday, 18/06/2015 as First day of Ramadan 1436. (CLICK HERE for Source)

RAMADAN 1436 UPDATE: Kuwait's Crescent Sighting Authority is meeting on TUESDAY (16/06/2015) to confirm whether Wednesday or Thursday will be 1st of Ramadan based on the sighting of the Moon.

Ramadan 1436 which coincides with June-July 2015 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(Based on Cirular no 1-2015 dated 03/06/2015):

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.
Photo Courtesy to Civil Service Commission
CLICK HERE for previous post of Ramadan 2014 Working hours - Timings in Kuwait.
CLICK HERE for precious post of Ramadan 1435-2014.


Kuwait Bank timings for Ramadan have been declared. The working hours for the employees are 9:30 am to 2 pm. While Customer / Client services will be 10 am to 1 pm. This was issued by the Kuwait Banking Association which was received from Central Bank of Kuwait. (CLICK HERE for the article in Indians in Kuwait & CLICK HERE for the article in Kuwait Times)

The Scientific Center of Kuwait has announced its Ramadan Timings (DAILY).
  • Before Iftar - 4 pm to 6 pm.
  • After Iftar - 9 pm - 12 midnight.
Ticket Prices: 
  • Kuwait Aquarium KD 2.500
  • Discovery Place KD 1.500
  • IMAX (2D) KD 2.500
  • IMAX (3D) KD 3.000
The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) working hours (South Surra):
  • Morning 10 am till 2:30 pm. (For counters and Card Delivery)
  • Afternoon 2:30 pm till 6 pm. (For Card Delivery only)
20 Seven Fitness Studio
  • Morning 4 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Afternoon 8:30 pm - 11 pm
360 Mall
  • Retail 11 am - 3 pm and 8:30 pm - 1 am
  • Restaurants & Cafe 5 pm - 2 am
  • Entertainment 8:30 pm - 1:30 am
  • Cinemas 9 pm - 3 am (Last 10 days - CLOSED)
  • Fitness First - Weekdays 10 am - 1 am ; Weekends 12 pm - 1 am
  • Geant Hypermarket 10 am to 1 am (Last 2 days : 10 am - 2 am)
  • International Mills : 11 am - 4:30 pm and 8 pm - 1 am
Blink Store Hawally
  • Saturday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm ; 8 pm - 12:30 am
  • Friday - 8 pm - 12:30 am
Blue Delivery
  • Ordering Hours : 1 pm - 6 pm
  • Delivery Hours : 11 am - 6 pm ; 9 pm - 1 am
Brown Diamond
  • Commercial Towers - Zahra Co-op - Andalus Co-op : 1 pm - 12 midnight
  • Yamouk Co-op - Saveco : 2 pm - 11 pm
Bumper2Bumper Alfa Station Centers
  • Saturday - Thursday 9:30 am - 1 pm
  • Saturday - Thursday 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bumper2Bumper Centers 
  • Saturday to Wednesday 9:30 am - 1 pm
  • Saturday to Wednesday 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am to 3 pm
Touristic Enterprises Co (TEC)
  • Entertainment City : All Week Long 8:30 pm - 1:30 am
  • Touristic Park & Fountain Park : 8 pm - 1 am
  • Ice Skating Rink 10:30 am - 4 pm and 8:30 pm - 12 midnight
Eureka Showroom
  • Saturday to Thursday - 10 am - 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm - 1 am
  • Friday - 1 pm - 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm - 1 am
  • Al Shuwaikh and Al Fahaheel Branch Evening Time 8:30 pm to 12:30 am
Avenues Mall
  • IKEA Exhibit 10:30 am - 3:30 and 8 pm - 1 am & Restaurants 6:30 pm - 12 midnight
  • International Mill : 10 am - 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm - 1:30 am
  • Kidzania : 6 pm till 12 Midnight
International Mill
  • Salhiya : 10:30 am - 3 pm and 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
  • Salmiya : 9 am - 5:30 pm and 8 pm - 12:30 am
  • Avenues : 10 am - 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm - 1:30 am
  • 360 Mall & Dajeej : 11 am - 4:30 pm and 8 pm - 1 am
  • Co-op : 8:30 am - 6 pm and 8:30 pm - 1 am
  • Geant Hypermarket : 8 am - 1 am (closed during Iftar)
Q8 Balance
  • Boards & Boats - Saturday to Thursday : 8 pm till 11 pm
Quality Net
  • Head office (Al Khaleejia Complex) : 10 am - 3 pm and 9 pm - 11:30 pm (Sunday to Thursday)
  • Sahari Mall - Jahra : 10 am - 1 pm and 9 pm - 12 midnight (Saturday to Thursday)
Waves Delivery
  • 12:30 pm - 6 pm
  • 9:30 pm - 12 midnight
X-cite (All Branches)
  • Saturday to Thursday : 10 am - 4 pm and 8 pm - 1 am
  • Friday : 8 pm - 1 am
  • Marina Mall (Saturday to Thursday): 11 am - 4 pm & 8:30 pm - 1 am
  • Marina Mall (Friday): 8 pm - 1 am
  • Friday (Fahaheel, Avenues, Sahari & Liwan-Fintas) : 10 am - 4 pm & 8 pm - 1 am
AAB World
  • Shamiya  Co-op , Symphony Salmiya and Salhiya : 9 am - 3:30 pm & 8 pm - 12 midnight.
  • CityCenter Salmiya : 10 am - 4 pm & 8 pm - 12:30 am.

The following are the times posted by Mark on 248am blog (CLICK HERE for the post)

Banks: 10AM to 1:30PM (Airport 24 hours)
Government: 9:30AM to 2PM
360 Mall: 11AM to 3PM & 8:30PM to 1AM
Avenues Mall: 10AM to 4 & 8PM to 1AM
Gate Mall: 10AM to 3PM & 8PM to 12AM
Marina Mall: 11AM to 4PM & 8:30PM to 1AM
Salhiya: 10:30AM to 2:30PM & 8:30PM – 12:30AM
Souq Sharq: 10AM to 4PM & 8:30PM to 1AM

Cinescape - Kuwait National Cinema Company
  • First 20 days of Ramadan : 9 pm - 2 am (Across All Screens - All Locations)
  • Last 10 days of Ramadan - CLOSED (7th July until 16th July)
Kuwait Central Blood Bank (Jabriya - Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital Campus opposite Hawally)
  • BLOOD Donation : Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 2 pm and 9 pm - 1:30 am
  • PLATELET Donation : Sunday - Thursday 8:30 am - 1 pm and 9 pm - 1:30 am
  • BLOOD & PLATELET Donation Saturday - 9 pm - 1:30 am
  • Friday closed
Kuwait Central Blood Bank ( Jahra and Adan branch)
  • Sunday - Thursday 9 pm - 1:30 am
BALADIA (Kuwait Municipality) announces timing for Burials across different cemetery/graveyard (Based on Circular no 3-2015)
  • Morning - 10 am
  • Afternoon - After Asr Prayers (3:20 pm)
  • Night - 10 pm
Photo Courtesy to Baladia/Kuwait Municipality

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