Hamad Medical Corporation’s core working hours are from 07:00 to 15:00 from Sunday to Thursday, and the offices are closed on Friday and Saturday for the weekend. Private-sector offices sometimes work a split shift, roughly from 08:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 20:00, and have reduced staff on Saturday. Shopping malls and many small shops open seven days a week, although most open later in the afternoon or in the evenings on Fridays. The law requires shops to close during mid-day prayers on
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