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Holiday announced in Oman, people gear up for three-day break
April 10, 2018 | 8:05 PM
by Times News Service
A number of hoteliers in Oman are expecting that their properties will be more than 70 per cent full from Friday to Sunday.
 
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Muscat: Hotels and resorts in Oman are expecting a bumper weekend, as people are gearing up for a three-day break on the occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj. A number of hoteliers said that their properties will be 70 per cent to 100 per cent full from Friday to Sunday.

“We are quite full at the moment, and the few rooms we have to spare will also be gone by this weekend,” said Dr. Mary Ann Roberta, director, marketing and development for Al Nahda Hotels and Resorts.

Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Chairman of the Civil Service Council, yesterday issued a decision declaring Sunday 28 Rajab 1439 AH corresponding to April 15, 2018, as an official holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State’s Administrative Apparatus on the occasion of the blessed anniversary of Al Isra’a Wal Miraj.

The decision read as follows: “On the occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj, it has been decided that Sunday 28 Rajab 1439 AH corresponding to April 15, 2018, will be an official holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State’s Administrative Apparatus. We seize this blessed occasion to extend greetings to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect His Majesty, grant him good health, happiness and a long life and for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty for many years to come and for the Omani people and



that our dear country may further progress under His Majesty’s wise leadership, and for the welfare of and blessings on all Muslims.”

Meanwhile, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, yesterday issued a decision announcing Sunday 28 Rajab 1439 AH corresponding to April 15, 2018, as an official holiday for employees in the private sector’s companies and establishments on the blessed occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj.

The decision allows employers and employees to agree on compensating this holiday if necessity arises, as well as compensating employees whose weekly holiday coincides with the mentioned occasion. All employees in the private sector extended their heartfelt greetings and best wishes to His Majesty the Sultan on this blessed occasion, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect His Majesty, grant him good health, happiness and a long life, and for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty and the Omani people with welfare and blessings.

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