Have the Time of Your Life in the Dominican Republic

Travelers should not have trouble adjusting to business hours in the Dominican Republic

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Business hours in the Dominican Republic do not differ greatly from standard business hours throughout the world. Travelers should familiarize themselves with standard operating hours to ensure they do not find themselves short of needed supplies or services.

Many vacationing in the Dominican Republic will find themselves staying at all-inclusive resorts where business hours throughout the rest of the country will not affect them. Always check with your hotels to learn the operating hours of the various services that they provide. Travelers venturing away from the resorts will need to learn the operating hours of shops, businesses, and banks to take advantage of their services.

Business Hours Notes
Banks Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Some banks will open briefly on Saturday mornings
Retail Offices Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Often retail businesses will open until midday on Saturday. Some businesses also close at midday for a few hours to observe the siesta.
Post Office Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Grocery Stores Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
American Citizens Services
(Consular Section of U.S. Embassy)
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For emergencies and other services. Closed on all American and Dominican holidays.
Government Offices Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Shops Monday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Travelers to the Dominican Republic will find that operating hours of businesses are accommodating and leave ample opportunity to secure or make use of their services.


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