Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ramadan 2016 - 1437 Working Hours

Ramadan 1437 which coincides with June-July 2016 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 Circular no 1-2016 dated 17/05/2016):

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

  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.
  • Ministry of Justice.
  • Ministry of Public Works.
  • Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Ministry of Communications.
  • Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Information.
  • Public Authority for Housing Welfare.
  • Kuwaiti Public Institutions
  • Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources.
  • Public Authority for Youth.
  • Public Authority for Sports.
  • Environment Public Authority.
  • Public Authority for Industry.
  • Public Authority of Minor Affairs.
  • Kuwait General Administration of Customs.
  • Kuwait Fire Service Directorate.
  • Kuwait Credit Bank.
  • Zakat House.
  • Kuwait Municipality.
  • Civil Service Commission.
  • National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters.
  • Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.
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 slows down. Also, for the above mentioned times, people will be taking break during the Noon prayers (Zuhr/Dhur) 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
The work timing of other businesses will be updated shortly.

CLICK HERE for previous year's post of Ramadan 2015 Working Hours.
CLICK HERE for previous year's post of Ramadan 2014 Working Hours.
CLICK HERE for previous year's post of Ramadan 2013 Working Hours.

CLICK HERE for the post on Ramadan 1437 - 2016 & Eid.


Ramadan Prayer Timings


Kuwait National Museum, Kuwait Police Museum, The Red Palace, Al-Qurain Martyrs Museum, Maritime Museum, Sadu House, Beit Al Bader Museum, Beit Dickson Cultural Centre, Sheikh Mubarak's Kiosk Museum, Museum of Formal Education - Mubarak School (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Morning 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Evening 8:30pm - 11pm
  • Closed on Sunday
Kuwaiti Ceramics House, Museum of Modern Art (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Morning 9:30am - 12:00 noon
  • Evening 10:00pm - 1am
  • Closed on Friday and Saturday
Kuwaiti National Library (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Morning 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Closed on Friday and Saturday
Paintball Kuwait (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Sunday to Saturday: 8pm - 2am
Artspace Café / Art Studio (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Sunday to Saturday: 8pm - 1am
Géant Hypermarket - 360 Mall (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Sunday to Saturday: 9am - 2am
To receive Civil IDs - PACI (Public Authority for Civil Information) (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 6pm
IKEA (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Store Timing - Sunday - Saturday: 11am - 4pm & 8pm - 1am
  • Restaurant Hours - Sunday - Saturday: 6pm - 12:30am
Kuwait Municipality - Timings across Burial Grounds / Graveyards / Cemetery for Burials (Source: Circular 2-2016 CLICK HERE)
  • 10am
  • After Asr/afternoon Prayers (around 3:22pm)
  • 10pm
Center of the Arts | Art* (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Saturday to Thursday: 3pm - 6pm & 8pm - 11pm
Kuwait Central Blood Bank - Jabriya (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Sunday to Thursday: 10am - 2pm and 9pm -1am
  • Friday to Saturday: 9pm - 1am
Kuwait Blood Bank Branches Timing (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Adan Hospital branch: Sunday to Thursday 9pm - 1am
  • Jahra Hospital branch: Sunday to Thursday 9pm - 1am
  • Al Amiri Center branch: Sunday to Thursday 8pm - 12midnight
  • KNG Shuwaikh branch: Sunday to Thursday 8pm - 12midnight
Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • 9am to 5pm
The Avenues Mall (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Operating Hours: 8am - 2am
  • Store Timings: 10am - 4pm & 8pm - 1am (Most Stores - Do check)
  • Carrefour Hypermarket: 10am - 2am
Trapped Inn  (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • Timings: 1:30pm - 5pm & 9pm - 2am
Caffeine Restaurant (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • 8pm - 1am
Eggcellent Restaurant (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • 8pm - 2:30am
Caesars Restaurants (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • 5:30pm - 2:30am
Caesars Confectionery (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • 1:30 pm - 1:30am
Al Shaheed Park (Source: CLICK HERE)
  • 3pm - 2am
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