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Saudi Banking Hours During Ramadan and Eid 2024: What You Need to Know

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has announced the official working hours for banks and money transfer centers during Ramadan and the Eid holidays in 2024, ensuring that financial services align with the adjusted schedules of this holy month and the subsequent celebrations.

Ramadan Working Hours

During Ramadan, daily operations for money transfer centers will be six flexible hours from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Bank branches will have a slightly different schedule, opening at 10:00 AM and closing at 4:00 PM.

Also Read: Ramadan 2024 in KSA: When Does Ramadan Begin and End?

Eid Al Fitr Holiday

For the Eid Al Fitr holiday, marking the end of Ramadan, financial institutions will close starting 05 April 2024, with the last working day being April 4, and will resume services on 14 April 2024.

Eid Al Adha Holiday

Similarly, the Eid Al Adha holiday period for banks and money transfer centers will begin on 14 June 2024, with the last working day being June 13 and ending on 23 June 2024.

Special Considerations for Hajj Season

To support the influx of pilgrims in Makkah and Madinah during the Hajj season, SAMA has mandated that bank offices, branches, foreign exchange centers, and payment companies remain operational, including on Fridays and Saturdays.

Additionally, banks and financial institutions are also required to operate some branches in densely populated areas, border crossings, and airports during the holidays.

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