Muscat: Muscat: Ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus and private sector companies and establishments will remain closed on May 27 on the occasion of the blessed Al Isra'a Wal Miraj.
Greetings extended to HM by ministers
Issuing decision in this regard, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, on Monday extended their and all employees' 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.
The decision allows private sector employers and employees to agree on compensation if necessity arises, as well as compensating employees whose weekly off coincides with the holiday. Work will resume on May 28.