2019 Ramadan Operating Hours

Ramadan Operating Hours

 Posted on May 15, 2019

During the holy month of Ramadan, Community Life facilities and services operate on a slightly amended schedule. Please see the Ramadan hours for Recreation, KAUST Health, LogisticsTransportation, Food & Retail, and more below.


Recreation 

  • Island Recreation Center*: 6:00 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. (Pool closes 15 minutes before Facility).

    • *Fitness class schedules may changeplease refer to schedule on Get Active.
  • Harbor Sports Club*: 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. (Pool closes 15 minutes before Facility).

    • *Fitness class schedules may changeplease refer to schedule on Get Active.

  • Campus Gym: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Bowling Alley at Harbor Sports Club: Sun - Thu 3:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Fri - Sat 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Racquet Club: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

  • Astro pitches: will stay open until 12:30 a.m. (last booking at 11:30 p.m.).

  • Harbor Library: 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. 

  • South Beach: 

    • Mon - Thurs: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

    • Fri, Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    • South Beach will be closed on Sundays and there will be no ladies day.

  • Safaa Golf Club – extended hours (until 11:30 p.m.) for walking on Thurs and Fri.

  • Discovery Theater – normal operating hours at Cinema.

 

Retail 

  • Tamimi Supermarket: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m

  • Discovery Square Tamimi Mini-market: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 

  • Oasis Mini-market: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 

  • Kanoo Travel: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Samba: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
  • SABB: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
  • Banaweer: 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

  • Giordano: Sat - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Fri 9:00 p.m.  2:00 a.m.

  • Fruit and Vegetable Shop: 12 noon – 11:00 p.m.

    • Closed nightly for break fast from 6:45 p.m. 7:20 p.m.

    • Friday prayer break 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

  • Barber and Beauty Salon: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (open Fridays, closed Sundays) 

  • Pharmacy: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

  • Vet Clinic: Mon/Wed 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Coffee Shops

  • Coffee Bean at Building 16 and Innovation Cluster – closed during Ramadan.
  • Cozy Café (KAUST Inn II): 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Coffee Bean in Discovery Square: 6:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m.
  • Tim Horton’s and Cold Stone: 5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.
  • Baitak Bazaar: 3:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
  • Baitak Coffee Shop: 8:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m.
  • Saadeddin: 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Campus and Facility Diners
  • Campus Diner: 24 hours (Iftar 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. and Suhoor 2:00 a.m. 3:45 a.m.)
  • Facility Diner: 8:00 a.m.  9:30 p.m.

Food
  • All food outlets along the university spine will be closed, except Lion’s Share: 5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.
  • Subway: 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
  • Ya Hala: 5:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (midnight)
  • Spices: 3:00 p.m. (for phone orders, delivery), 5:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
  • Burger King: 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Vera Pizza: 5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.

  • Ronin: 5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.

  • KUDU: 5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.

  • Domino’s Pizza: 5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m


Restaurants in Recreation Centers/Golf Club/Yacht Club
  • Island Recreation Center Deli Shop: 10:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
  • Pure: 5:00 p.m.  11:00 p.m. 
  • Harbor Club Restaurant: 10:00 a.m.  11:00 p.m. (Iftar 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.) 
  • Golf Club: 10:00 a.m.  11:00 p.m. (Iftar 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.) 
  • Al Marsa: 5:00 p.m.  1:00 a.m. (Iftar 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.) Learn more about iftar at Al Marsa

 

KAUST Health 

  • As always, 012-808-0911 emergency response and the Emergency Department operate 24/7. 

  • Clinic hours are 8:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. 

  • As in previous years, there will be no clinics on Saturdays or extended hours on Mondays from Ramadan through summer break.

  • Learn more.

 

Transportation


The KAUST School 
For fasting students, PE is optional and the school will provide designated areas for rest during break times.

 

Kindergarten 

  • No change in school hours.   

  • For K3 children, Tuesday remains an early release day – 1:30 p.m.

 

Elementary School 

  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Additional programming Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

  • Tuesday remains an early release day – 2:00 p.m. for all students.

  • After school activities will continue as usual. 

 

Secondary School 

  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

  • NO late arrival day on Tuesday during Ramadan.

 

Daycare and Afterschool 

KAUST Daycare and Afterschool are still accepting registrations daycare.enquiries@kaust.edu.sa.  

  • Daycare working hours 7:30 a.m.  2:30 p.m.

  • Extended hours service from 2:30 p.m.  5:15 p.m.

  • Extended hours are available only for the following:

    • currently enrolled children.

    • where both parents are working/studying in KAUST.

    • where registration for the extended hours takes place prior to Ramadan.

  • Afterschool Club will operate as normal. 


Ramadan Lounges
Check out our Ramadan lounges and activities! Community Life is pleased to offer a range of spaces and activities for the community during the holy month of Ramadan, in the Community Hub and Harbor Walk. Learn more.

Ramadan Kareem! 

 

Regards, 
Omar Al-Omar 
Director, Community Services & Engagement 


Community Life 
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Ramadan Operating Hours