Muscat: Holidays for National Day and the Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday have been announced by the Ministry of Manpower.
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According to officials, holidays have been declared from Tuesday, November 20 to Thursday, November 22. Work will resume on Sunday, November 25.
A statement from Oman's state news agency said, "On the occasion of the the Prophet's (PBUH) birthday and the glorious 48th National Day, and as per the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the official holiday for these two occasions will be from Tuesday, November 20 to Thursday, November 22. Work will resume on Sunday, November 25."
An official statement from the Ministry of Manpower confirmed the holidays for the private sector: "Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, Minister of Manpower issued a decision stating that the holiday for the Prophet's birthday and the 48th Glorious National Day for private sector companies and establishments will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 20, 21, 22."
The decision also allowed employers and employees to agree on work arrangements to compensate this holiday, if necessity arises. Employees whose weekly-off coincides with the holiday of the aforesaid occasion must be compensated.