Muscat: Dr. Mahad bin Said bin Ali Ba’owain, Minister of Labour, today issued a decision declaring next Thursday, 12th Rabee Al Awal, 1442 AH—which falls on 29 October 2020, as an official holiday for employees of public and private sector establishments.
The decision reads as follows:
“On the approach of Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday anniversary, it has been decided that 12 Rabee al Awal 1442 AH, which falls on 29 October 2020, will be an official holiday for employees of units of the State’s Administrative Apparatus and other legal entities and establishments of the private sector.
Employers at private sector establishments may agree on terms to engage employees on the said holiday—if deemed necessary the nature of their work—provided they compensate the workers for the holiday.
We take this opportunity to greet His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, wishing him plentiful blessings. May the Almighty Allah protect His Majesty the Sultan and guard him as a precious resource for this country and its people! We wish Omani people further progress and prosperity under the wise leadership of His Majesty the Sultan.”
The Ministry also extended wishes of bounties and blessings to all Muslims around the world.