Muscat: Tuesday, the 25th of April, is the Isra'a Wal Miraj holiday for company employees and private sector institutions, the Ministry of Manpower announced.
The date corresponds with the Islamic calendar as the 27th of Rajab, 1438.
The decision authorises employers and their employees to agree on compensation, should an employee have to work on the day.
If the holiday coincides with an employee's weekly leave, the employee must be compensated for the holiday.
The Ministry of Information also confirmed that Tuesday would be an official holiday for government sector employees.