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Business Practices in Kuwait

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
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Opening Hours and Days
Banks are open for customers from Sunday to Thursday from 8 AM to 1 PM.
Government offices are open from Saturday to Wednesday from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM in winter and from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM in summer.
Stores and shops are open from Saturday to Thursday morning from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Public Holidays

New Year January 1st
Islamic New Year Variable
Kuwait's National Day February 25
Liberation Day February 26
Prophet's Birthday Variable
Ascension of the Prophet Variable
Aid el Fitr Variable, at the end of Ramadan
Aid El Adha Variable, in accordance to the Lunar Calendar, but always 70 days after the end of Ramadan
Holiday Compensation
If a holiday falls on a Friday (resting day of the week), it is carried forward to the following working day.

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Aid El Fitr 2 days
Aid El Adha 4 days

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