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Embassy Contacts for Iraq

Iraqi embassies 

  • Embassy of Iraq, Washington DC, USA : +1 202 742 1600

  • Embassy of Iraq, London, United Kingdom: +44 20 7590 7650

  • Embassy of Iraq, Canberra, Australia: +61 2 6290 5500

  • Embassy of Iraq, Pretoria, South Africa: +27 12 362 2048

  • Embassy of Iraq, Ottawa, Canada: +1 613 236 9177

Foreign embassies in Iraq

  • American Embassy, Baghdad: +964 760 030 3000

  • British Embassy, Baghdad (also accredited for Canadian citizens): +964 790 192 6280

  • Australian Embassy, Baghdad: +964 780 923 7565

  • French Embassy, Baghdad: +964 1 719 6061

  • South African Embassy, Amman, Jordan (responsible for Iraq): +962 6 592 1194

Education and Schools in Iraq

Due to the country's volatile security situation, expats rarely opt into education and schools in Iraq. In fact, many companies specifically have policies against employees enrolling their children into local schools. Expats will usually either leave their families at home where their children can continue their schooling or send them to boarding school in a country with a more stable education system.

Public schools in Iraq

While public schooling in Iraq is free at all levels, it is only compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and 12. As a result of the country's struggles, however, it has been difficult to provide Iraqi children with a decent standard of education.

Schools in Iraq are poorly resourced, and buildings are in desperate need of repair. Attendance rates are low, and children often drop out of school due to safety concerns and to help support their families.

Private schools in Iraq

The public school system in Iraq doesn't supply the population with adequate education, and local parents that can afford to send their children to private schools to be educated instead. There are a number of these institutions throughout the country. 

Private schools generally offer either the national curriculum. While sending one's children to a private school may be very expensive, these schools do generally have better facilities and teaching standards than public schools.

International schools in Iraq

Before the outbreak of war in Iraq, there were a number of international schools, but with a significantly smaller expat population in Iraq, the majority of these schools have now closed. The handful that remains offer foreign curricula, including those of the UK and the US, as well as the International Baccalaureate. They can be found in major cities such as Kurdistan and Baghdad.

Although a few international schools can be found, the region's instability makes it ill-advised for expat children to attend school in Iraq. It's best that they either remain in their home country to continue schooling or opt for a boarding school in a neighbouring country. 

Special-needs education in Iraq

While Iraq does have a number of special institutes for children with special needs, these institutes are limited – both in terms of which conditions they can help with and the extent to which they are able to help.

The government is in the process of trying to implement special-needs education into already existing public schools, and some schools, while limited, have already dedicated separate classes for special-needs students.

Generally speaking, international schools are more able to cater to special-needs children than the public system, although this typically comes at an extra cost.

Tutoring in Iraq

Home tutoring is available in Iraq through various companies or private teachers, and there are websites available online where parents can apply for a tutor for their child. 

Some international schools in Iraq also offer after-school tutoring for either groups or individual students. Children attending these schools can therefore sign-up for sessions if in need of extra tutoring. 

Healthcare in Iraq

Healthcare in Iraq was once among the most developed systems in the region with several respected medical schools, a variety of advanced resources and largely accessible care. That said, the impact of the war and ongoing conflict in Iraq has had devastating effects on the country’s healthcare system. Iraq’s primary healthcare delivery, disease control system, and health research infrastructure have been shattered by the conflict.

Attempts to resurrect Iraq’s healthcare system remain hindered by the fragile national security and lack of basic utilities such as water and electricity. We therefore recommend that all expats in Iraq invest in a comprehensive international health insurance scheme that includes medical evacuation.

Public healthcare in Iraq

The public healthcare system in Iraq struggles to meet the needs of its citizens. In most urban centres, medical facilities have been rebuilt, and these are much more likely to be adequately staffed with doctors and nurses than those in rural areas.

The system faces a host of challenges including medication shortages, unreliable electricity, outdated equipment and lack of qualified staff. Hospitals are also often the target of insurgent attacks.

Other governments and international-aid organisations are working closely with the Iraqi government to restore basic services. Depending on where patients live and the severity of their condition, those requiring complex procedures might be taken to facilities managed by international organisations.

Private healthcare in Iraq

There is no formal private healthcare insurance system in Iraq. In some instances, wealthier Iraqis may pay out of pocket to receive speedier treatment at a public facility, or opt to go to a neighbouring country for treatment. Private clinics do exist, but they tend to be small and primarily provide services for childbirths or surgeries and not general care.

Health insurance for expats in Iraq

Most expats moving to Iraq tend to do so on short-term contracts. They therefore rarely need to concern themselves with long-term medical care. In serious circumstances, expats may be able to get treatment at a facility managed by an international organisation or a local hospital. That said, in most cases, they will be evacuated by air ambulance to a nearby country where they can receive better care.

It is vital that expats moving to Iraq have a fully comprehensive health insurance plan that covers them for treatment overseas and repatriation. This is generally provided by employers as part of an expat’s employment contract. Expats should be sure to check the extent of coverage and purchase additional top-up insurance if necessary.

There are several international health insurance companies tailored specifically towards cover for expats that can be found online.

Pharmacies in Iraq

Expats on chronic medication should ensure they visit their doctor prior to relocating to Ira to get an advance prescription for the duration of their assignment in Iraq.

If travelling with prescription medicine, expats must ensure that all medicine is in its original container. They must also carry a signed and dated letter from their doctor detailing the medicine's brand and chemical names, its purpose, as well as confirmation that the medicine is for personal use. 

As the Iraqi health system is developing, many drugs are in short supply. This means expats may only have access to the most basic medicines in Iraq.

Health hazards in Iraq

There are significant health hazards in Iraq, and expats should take adequate precautions to protect themselves. The sanitation systems are not well developed and there is a high risk of contaminated water and food sources.

Pre-travel vaccinations for Iraq

Routine vaccinations, including those for chickenpox, polio and measles-mumps-rubella, should be kept up to date. Additional vaccinations for typhoid and hepatitis A and B are recommended.

Emergency services in Iraq

Ambulances are few and far between in Iraq. Historically, it has been alleged that ambulances have been overtaken by fighters and used as weapons during the war (despite this being regarded as a war crime). Most people needing to get to the hospital rather take taxis. Nevertheless, emergency services can be contacted on the following lines:

  • General emergency line: 112
  • Ambulance: 122
  • Police: 104
  • Fire: 115

Expats with good health insurance should receive instructions from their insurer about what to do, where to go and who to contact in a medical emergency. In serious cases, medical evacuation by helicopter to a nearby country may be necessary, and it's vital to subscribe to a health insurance plan that covers this.

Transport and Driving in Iraq

As a result of the volatile security situation, expats relocating to Iraq should not expect to travel unless it is deemed absolutely necessary by their employer. In this case, expats can expect to be transported by helicopter or armoured vehicle.

Public transport in Iraq

Public transport in Iraq is very limited and should not be used by foreigners due to the security risks involved. Much of the transport infrastructure was destroyed during the war. Trains, for example, are not functional. Buses and shared taxis operate to some extent in the major cities, but these systems are unreliable and often unsafe.

Driving in Iraq

Expats living in Iraq do not often drive themselves and are typically transported by armoured vehicles, via convoy or by a local driver. Travel should only be attempted during daylight.

Military checkpoints are in operation, and if the vehicle is stopped, expats may find that they are regarded with suspicion. To avoid conflict or misunderstandings, expats should follow any orders given by officials.

Visas for Iraq

Most expats will require a visa for Iraq, which should be applied for and arranged before any upcoming visit.

Most governments advise their citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq because of the country's volatile security situation. Expats who move to Iraq usually do so for lucrative short-term employment contracts, and in this case, the employer takes responsibility for applying for a work permit.

Visitor visas for Iraq

Foreigners often need to secure a visa before arriving in Iraq, although selected nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival. Those who need to apply beforehand can either do so at their closest Iraqi embassy or online via the government's E-Visa system. Visitor visas are valid for stays of up to 30 days.

Kurdistan has its own visa system, separate from that of Iraq. Again, certain nationalities are eligible for a visit visa on arrival here. Those who need to can make applications in advance via a Kurdistan Regional Government office. Representatives for the region are listed on its official government website. Kurdistan visit visas are valid for stays of up to 30 days.

Because the two visa systems are separate, expats should note that a visa for Iraq doesn't grant entry into Kurdistan, and vice versa.

Work permits for Iraq

Expats moving to Iraq to take up a job offer will have their employer carry the burden of applying for their work permit. The employer will act as a sponsor for the expat and will need to provide a motivational letter to the Iraq Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The work permit needs to be applied for before the expat arrives in Iraq and is usually renewable and valid for one year. Renewal papers should be submitted by the permit holder's employer at least a month in advance of expiry.

Banking, Money and Taxes in Iraq

Iraq’s economy is still recovering from the effects of war and, consequently, the banking infrastructure is poorly developed. Services such as internet banking, ATMs and credit card facilities are rare, which has resulted in a cash-based economy. Expats might initially find the system difficult to deal with, but most expat employers provide support for navigating Iraq's financial landscape.

Money in Iraq

The Iraqi dinar (IQD) is the official currency in Iraq. It is subdivided into 1,000 fils, although inflation has rendered fils obsolete.

  • Notes: 50 IQD, 250 IQD, 500 IQD 1,000 IQD, 5,000 IQD, 10,000 IQD, and 25,000 IQD

  • Coins:  25 IQD, 50 IQD and 100 IQD

Banking in Iraq

Iraq’s banking system is underdeveloped and may not meet the standards that most expats are accustomed to. Despite this, there are signs of improvement.

As part of attempts at national economic rehabilitation and development, the Iraqi government has worked to encourage the presence of international banks in the country. A number of international banks have obtained licences to open branches in Iraq, while others have formed partnerships with Iraqi banks.

Iraq is mostly a cash-based society. Although large vendors have traditionally accepted US dollars and euros, they are increasingly only accepting the Iraqi dinar. Credit and debit cards are rarely accepted anywhere except at facilities found in expat housing compounds.

Due both to the challenge of opening an Iraqi bank account and the short-term nature of most expat contracts in Iraq, most employers pay their employees' salaries into their foreign bank accounts. 

Taxes in Iraq

Taxable income in Iraq exists on a progressive tax scale ranging from 3 to 15 percent. Employers generally handle taxes for expats working in Iraq. Most expat contracts in Iraq operate under a PAYE (pay-as-you-earn) system, which means that expats generally receive their net wage with their income tax automatically deducted. 

Additional home-country tax obligations may apply, so it's always best for expats to hire a tax practitioner that specialises in expat tax matters to ensure they remain on the right side of the law. 

Weather in Iraq

The climate in Iraq varies across the country. Large swathes of Iraq, including Baghdad, are stark desertscapes, which means it's bone dry and blazing hot. Northeast Iraq is more mountainous, and its higher elevation allows for cooler temperatures and more rainfall. 

The desert regions of Iraq really only experience two seasons. The summer months are from May to October and are characterised by high temperatures, clear skies, low humidity and very little rainfall. Average temperatures are around 90°F (32°C) but can reach as high as 118°F (48°C). Winters are milder with some rainfall, with temperatures typically ranging from 36°F (2°C) to 60°F (16°C). During the coldest winter nights, however, the mercury often drops below freezing. 

In the northeast, the summers last from June to September and, while they're generally dry and hot, they're far cooler than those in the desert region. Winters are long, cold and wetter than in other regions, with temperatures ranging between 24ºF (-4ºC) and 63ºF (17ºC).

Dust storms occur frequently throughout the year. The storms vary in intensity and can reduce visibility considerably.

Moving to Iraq

Moving to Iraq may not be at the of expats' lists, but those who can look beyond the country's reputation may be surprised to find plenty of opportunities as a result of the country's post-war revival. The landscape of Iraq can be beautiful in its starkness, consisting mostly of desert with regions of alluvial plains and mountains between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

Living in Iraq as an expat

Expats living in Iraq tend to be working either on a lucrative short-term expat contract in the oil and natural gas industries or as NGO employees. Foreigners will need to secure employment before relocating to Iraq.

Most expats will find themselves relocating to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on the banks of the Tigris River. Expats living in Iraq are generally housed in secure compounds. Although these living arrangements tend to restrict one's freedom, most expats report feeling relatively secure. The general standard of accommodation in these compounds is comfortable and includes facilities to keep residents entertained, such as gyms, swimming pools, restaurants and shops.

Cost of living in Iraq

The cost of living in Iraq is not too high, and expats are generally well remunerated – indeed, financial benefits are one of the main reasons expats move to Iraq. Leisure activities tend to be expensive, however, and expats may also find themselves paying large sums towards utilities such as water and electricity. While rent, transport, groceries and general shopping are not necessarily expensive in Iraq, they are not exactly cheap either.

That said, the short-term work contracts that most expats move to Iraq for generally include many of the everyday costs of living, such as accommodation and transport. On top of being well paid for their work, expats will therefore not have to worry about high expenditure on living costs during their stay in Iraq. 

Expat families and children

As a result of ongoing security issues in Iraq, the expat community tends to be small and self-contained. In recent years, most governments and employers have discouraged employees from relocating to Iraq with their spouses and children.

While education is highly valued in Iraqi society, there are minimal schooling options available for expat children. The vast majority of international schools that once existed in Baghdad have closed, though a few still exist, and some can be found in Kurdistan.

Climate in Iraq

Expats who haven't previously lived elsewhere in the Middle East may struggle to adjust to the climate of Iraq. The country is mostly desert, where winters are cool and summers are hot, dry and cloudless. The mountainous regions along the Iranian and Turkish borders are particularly chilly and experience occasional heavy snowfalls. 

Expats considering moving to Iraq will have to consider the safety risks involved, as well as the possibility of having to leave their families behind. If expats can get past the negative images in the media, however, they are likely to find life in Iraq to be interesting and financially rewarding.

Fast facts

Population: Approximately 42 million

Capital city: Baghdad 

Neighbouring countries: Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria. 

Geography: Located in the Middle East, Iraq is geographically diverse. There is desert in the west and southwest, rolling upland between the upper Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the mountainous highlands of the north and northeast and alluvial plains through which the Tigris and Euphrates flow. 

Political system: Federal Parliamentary Representative Democratic Republic

Major religion: Islam

Main languages: Arabic and Kurdish

Money: Iraqi dinar (IQD)

Tipping: Not expected, but a small tip is always appreciated as wages in the service industries in Iraq are low. 

Time: GMT+3

Electricity: 230V, 50 Hz. Type C, D and G plugs are used. 

Internet domain: .iq

International dialling code: +964

Emergency numbers: 112

Transport and driving: Drive on the right-hand side of the road. Public transport exists in the form of buses and shared taxis but is generally chaotic and avoided by expats.

Accommodation in Iraq

Expat accommodation in Iraq is typically in the form of secure compounds. This aspect of relocation is usually arranged by an expat's employer.

Types of accommodation in Iraq

Due to the short stay of most expats as well as safety concerns in all major cities, it is highly recommended that expats stay in a secure compound rather than an apartment or house. Expats moving to Iraq may therefore have limited choice in terms of the type of accommodation available to them, but most find their housing to be safe, comfortable and fully furnished.

The expat community in Iraq is small, and those moving to the country are advised not to bring spouses and children with them, which can make expat life in Iraq challenging. A major benefit of living in an expat compound is the proximity to other expats, which eases social interactions. There are also plenty of facilities available to keep residents entertained such as swimming pools, gyms and cafés.

Finding and renting accommodation in Iraq

The majority of expats relocating to Iraq will have their employer provide housing in a compound near their place of work. The advantage of this arrangement is that the employer also pays for the housing. This takes the burden of finding a home away from the expat, as well as that of paying for it. It also means expats won't have to overcome the language barriers they'd otherwise encounter in searching for and securing accommodation.

Working in Iraq

Due to ongoing tensions, expats moving to Iraq are generally those with secure job offers already in place. Expats often place emphasis on salary when looking for work abroad, and the money offered to Westerners in Iraq will therefore certainly make this country more of an attractive option.  

As the country is being rebuilt, there are many great investment opportunities. Businesspeople from across the globe are expressing the desire to capitalise on the potential of the Iraqi economy.

Job market in Iraq

Although it did take a blow from the effects of the war, one of the most prominent industries in Iraq has always been oil. Iraq has been receiving new contracts from major oil companies in recent years, so there is a lot of scope for the country to expand its oil revenue.

The country’s construction industry is another major generator of employment, particularly for expats, as the country is in a period of rebuilding. Other sectors, such as healthcare, also offer a range of jobs.

As in many countries, English teachers are sought after, and interpreting is a viable option for expats who are fluent in Arabic, Kurdish and English.

Finding a job in Iraq

Expats working in Iraq generally arrive in the country having already secured an employment contract. It is not recommended for expats to move to Iraq with the intention of trying to find work. All foreigners require a visa to enter Iraq.

There are a number of websites focused on employment for expats in Iraq. A good starting point is sites like GulfTalent and It can also be helpful to join groups for expats in Iraq on social media, as expats on the ground may have information about possible vacancies.

Work culture in Iraq

As a result of tensions in Iraq, there may be some hostility towards foreigners. It is therefore important that businesspeople in Iraq take the time to understand the local culture and etiquette and make efforts to build trust with Iraqi associates.

Business in Iraq is of a hierarchical nature, and expats therefore need to show respect to seniors in the business if they wish to be successful here. Business proceedings are also very formal, and the concept of saving face is valued. Expats should therefore also be careful not to show emotion in business proceedings. 

Those wishing to do business in Iraq will need to make an effort to gain some objective understanding of the Iraqi people. It can be helpful to take a cultural awareness course. It’s only by operating with a degree of cultural sensitivity that international businesspeople will be able to enhance their business experiences in Iraq.

Doing Business in Iraq

The Iraqi economy has been severely affected by war, and doing business in Iraq is far from easy. That said, in recent years there have been signs of recovery, and businesses and entrepreneurs from across the world are beginning to recognise Iraq's investment potential as a high-risk but high-reward location.

Those wishing to do business in Iraq will need to make an effort to gain some objective understanding of the Iraqi people. It’s only by operating with a degree of cultural sensitivity that international businesspeople will be able to enhance their business experiences in Iraq.

Fast facts

Business hours

Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 5pm, with a one-hour lunch break. Working hours are generally reduced during Ramadan.

Business language

The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish, but English is widely spoken in business circles.


Business dress in Iraq is formal, with suits being standard for men. Women should dress conservatively, avoiding tight-fitting styles and opting for modest clothing that covers at least the knees and shoulders.


Gifts are not necessary in business proceedings. If invited to a colleague’s home, then a box of chocolates or a fruit basket is a good choice. Flowers may be given to the hostess. Do not give gifts that contain alcohol or pork.

Gender equality

Women's participation in the Iraqi workforce is low and progress towards equality is slow. Expat businesswomen are unlikely to encounter local women holding similar positions, but in most cases, they will nevertheless be taken seriously by male colleagues.

Business culture in Iraq

As a result of tensions in Iraq, there may be some hostility towards foreigners. It is therefore important that businesspeople in Iraq take the time to understand the local culture and etiquette and make efforts to build trust with Iraqi associates.

Those from countries that operate on egalitarian structures may find the hierarchical nature of Iraqi business difficult to deal with. It will be important to show respect to seniors if one wishes to be successful in Iraqi business.

Meeting and greeting people

Business dealings in Iraq are a formal affair. Only once a relationship has been established and counterparts begin to address expats by their first name, is it acceptable to do likewise. Otherwise, it is best to address business associates using formal titles.

When meeting business associates, expats should greet them with a formal handshake. When greeting a local woman, men should wait for her to extend her hand before making any gesture. If she doesn’t extend her hand, a simple nod of the head and a smile will suffice. 

When first making acquaintance, Iraqi businesspeople can be blunt and will often ask probing questions when trying to establish trust with a new business colleague.

Communication and language

Arabic is the official language in Iraq, but English is widely spoken in business circles. It is wise to learn some common Arabic greetings such as "Assalamu alaikum’" (peace be with you), and its response of "Wa alaikum salaam" (and peace be unto you).

The concept of saving face and protecting honour are valued in Iraq. Consequently, showing emotion is viewed negatively. Voicing disapproval should also be avoided and if it becomes necessary this should only be done privately, quietly and with tact.

Expat entrepreneurs should understand that Iraqis take a person at their word, so they should never make a promise that cannot be kept. In order to show commitment without making firm assurances, use terms such as "I will do my best" or the local term "inshallah" (God willing).

Business negotiations

Due to the hierarchical nature of businesses in Iraq, the most senior person will take the leading role and manage business meetings. Subordinates are expected to corroborate information, provide technical assistance and give advice to their seniors in those meetings.

Expats should ensure that business agendas and information is translated into Arabic and sent to Iraqi business associates ahead of time.

Decisions are usually made by the most senior person after consulting with the relevant stakeholders and technical advisors who will be present at business meetings.

Expats may find business proceedings in Iraq to be both slow and frustrating, as interruptions are common. It is also common for Iraqi business people to take phone calls during meetings. This should not be seen negatively, and expats should be patient.

Dos and don'ts of doing business in Iraq

  • Do deliver on any promises made, as Iraqis take people at their word

  • Don't attempt to rush Iraqi business partners into making a decision

  • Do expect interruptions during meetings

  • Do treat business cards with respect

  • Don't show excessive displays of emotion, especially in public

Culture Shock in Iraq

Expats moving to Iraq should expect to experience elements of culture shock. Religion plays an important role in everyday life in Iraq. It's important to be sensitive to Iraqi cultural norms and make personal adjustments to best accommodate interactions with the local population.

While expat assignments in Iraq tend to be fairly short, those who make the effort to learn about local culture and engage in a meaningful way with Iraqis will find their time in the country to be a more fruitful experience.

Language barrier in Iraq

Arabic and Kurdish are the official languages of Iraq. While Arabic is the official language of business, expats will find that English is also widely spoken. In some cases, expats might want to consider arranging an interpreter to facilitate important communication. It is also wise to have any official documents and agendas translated into Arabic to ensure that communication is transparent.

Expats who make the effort to learn some basic Arabic greetings will find that their efforts are appreciated.

Religion in Iraq

Regardless of the ethnic groupings in Iraq, the vast majority of Iraqis are Muslim. The position of Islam in Iraq has altered quite markedly as the country has gone through political transitions. Although Saddam Hussein's regime was characterised as secular, the current Iraqi state has used Islam to legitimise its rule and actions. 

Islam informs Iraqi society by governing political, legal and social behaviour, and most Iraqis look to the Quran for moral instruction. Expats will become familiar with the sound of the call to prayer, which happens five times a day. The country comes to a standstill on Fridays, as it's a day of congregational prayer. Accordingly, the weekend for most companies falls on Fridays and Saturdays in Iraq.

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. This also means that Iraqi businesses operate on a reduced schedule. During this period, expats should refrain from eating or drinking in front of Muslim colleagues.

Family and honour in Iraq

Family is of paramount importance in Iraqi culture. The extended family is both a political and social force. Families hold their members responsible for their conduct, and any wrongdoing is thought to bring shame upon the entire family. Loyalty to the family comes before other social and business relationships. 

Safety in Iraq

Ongoing insurgent and military activity throughout northwest Iraq and in Syria have destabilised the region, meaning that safety is a major concern for expats relocating to Iraq. Most countries advise their nationals not to travel to Iraq due to high risks.

Within Iraq, employers invest huge amounts to ensure work premises and expat housing compounds are secure. Despite this, expats should carefully consider the ongoing situation and weigh up the risks and benefits.

Terrorism and insurgency in Iraq

There is a continuing threat of terrorism throughout Iraq, and the security situation is volatile. Some areas are rife with armed conflict, and the threat of kidnapping remains high. There is a constant possibility of terrorist attacks, including suicide bomb attacks, roadside bombs and car bombs.

Attacks can occur without warning throughout Iraq. Terrorists, extremists and both pro- and anti-government militia conduct frequent attacks on a range of targets in Iraq, including targets inside the International Zone in Baghdad. Both civilian and military aircraft approaching or departing from Baghdad International Airport have been attacked in the past. 

Attacks have also occurred against various NGOs, journalists and foreign contractors, as well as against Iraqi civilians. Although it is almost impossible to predict terrorist attacks, expats living in Iraq should be vigilant at all times and be ready to contact their country's embassy in case of an emergency.

Public Holidays in Iraq




New Year's Day

1 January 

1 January

Armed Forces Day

6 January

6 January


21 March

21 March

Labour Day

1 May

1 May

Eid al-Fitr

21 April

10 April

Republic Day

14 July

14 July

Eid al-Adha

28 June –1 July

16 June – 20 June

Islamic New Year

19 July

6 July


28 July

16 July

Independence Day

3 October

3 October

Prophet's Birthday

27 September

15 September

Victory Day

10 December

10 December

Christmas Day

25 December

25 December

*Islamic holidays are subject to the sighting of the moon, and dates can change on the Gregorian calendar.