– If possible, it is better to avoid the summer months of July and August, when it is difficult to contact people or to use research facilities. Many research centers and libraries are closed in July and August; and the rest observe summer hours and are closed in the afternoon. Offices also follow shorter summer hours and usually close by 13.30.
– Working hours also change during the month of Ramadan. (See Working hours and holidays below.)
– The university year runs from about the beginning of October until the end of June. There are two weeks of vacation the last two weeks in December, and two weeks of vacation in spring, around the last two weeks in March.