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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Oman public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Oman public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Oman public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Omani Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday Date Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs (MERA) announced that the Moon of Muharram had been sighted and therefore that the first day of Muharram will be on Sunday, September 1, 2019, "which will also be an official holiday for employees in ministries and public bodies and other units of the administrative apparatus of the state and the private sector employees".
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  • Aug
  • 25
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  • Omani Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of Manpower has announced that the non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1441 (Islamic New Year in the calendar year 2019), would be an official non-working public holiday "for employees of private and public sector companies, institutions and establishments under the provisions of the Labour Law".
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Oman 2019 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2019, as running from Sunday, August 1 to Thursday, August 15, 2019, for both public and private sector workers.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Omani 2019 Renaissance Public Holiday July 23

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Ministry of Manpower has announced similar dates for the upcoming 2019 Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Oman 2019 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced dates for the upcoming 2019 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, which, once again in 2019, will be the same for both the Omani public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Omani 2019 Prophet's Ascension Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming 2019 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman, as April 3 and 4, 2019.
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2018

  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Omani 2018 Public Holidays November 20-24

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's state news agency has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector in Oman, for the calendar year 2018, as well as that of the upcoming Prophet's birthday annual public holiday of Oman in 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Omani Hijri New Year 1440 Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of Manpower has announced that the non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1440, would occur on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Oman 2018 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2018, as running from Thursday, August 19 to 25, 2018, for both public and private sector workers.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Omani 2018 Renaissance Public Holiday July 23

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced similar dates for the upcoming 2018 Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Oman 2018 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced dates for the upcoming 2018 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, which are the same for the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Oman Start of Ramadan 2018

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs has announced that the first day of Ramadan in Oman will be Thursday, May 17, 2018.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Omani 2018 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2018 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman, as Sunday, April 15, 2018.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Omani 2017 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector in Oman, for the calendar year 2017 (the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus).
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Omani Hijri New Year 1439 Public Holiday September 22-24

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs (MERA) has announced that the previously-announced non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1439 non-working public holiday in Oman, would occur on Friday, September 22, 2017, as "that it couldn't sight the moon of Muharram of the new Hijri year 1439 AH on Wednesday evening".
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Oman 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2017, as running from Thursday, August 31, to Monday, September 4, 2017, for both public and private sector workers.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Omani 2017 Renaissance Public Holiday July 23

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced similar dates for the upcoming 2017 Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Oman 2017 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have once again announced dates for the upcoming 2017 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, which are the same for the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Omani 2017 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2017 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman, as Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Omani 2016 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 12

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming annual 2016 non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Omani 2016 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, respectively, in Oman, for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Omani Hijri New Year 1438 Public Holiday October 3

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs (MERA) has announced that the previously-announced non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1438 non-working public holiday in Oman, would occur on Monday, October 3, 2016, as "The moon was not sighted on Saturday".
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Omani Public Holidays For Hijri New Year 1438

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, has announced the decision to declare a non-working public holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State's administrative apparatus, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1438 non-working public holiday in Oman.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Oman 2016 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2016, as running from the 9th to the 16th of Dhul Hijjah, for the public sector, and from the 9th to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah for the private sector.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Omani Public Holidays July 23-24

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced similar dates for the upcoming 2016 Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Oman 2016 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have once again announced similar dates for the upcoming 2016 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Omani 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have released the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Oman for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Omani 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 24

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming second annual 2015 non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Omani 2015 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, respectively, in Oman, for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Omani Hijri 1437 Public Holiday Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced tomorrow as the date of the non-working public holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State's administrative apparatus, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1437 non-working public holiday in Oman.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Omani Public Holidays For Hijri New Year 1437

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced the decision to declare a non-working public holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State's administrative apparatus, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1437 non-working public holiday in Oman.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Oman 2015 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Oman 2015 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities, to writ 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, have once again announced similar dates of the upcoming 2015 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) and Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Omani 2015 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2015 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Jan
  • 23
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  • Omani Public Holidays January 23-25

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has declared 3 days of public holidays in Oman on account of the death of Saudi King Abdullah, earlier this morning.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Omani 2015 Prophet's Birthday 1st Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Omani 2014 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, respectively in 2014 in Oman.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Omani Hijri 1436 Public Holiday Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced a non-working public holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State's administrative apparatus, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1436 non-working public holiday in Oman.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Oman 2014 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Oman 2014 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities, as per the Royal Orders of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, and the Omani Minister of Manpower, have announced similar dates of the upcoming 2014 Blessed Renaissance Day and Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Omani 2014 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2014 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Omani 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Omani 2014 New Year Bank Holiday

    The Central Bank of Oman (Muscat) - The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the annual bank holiday, observed by all banks operating in the Sultanate of Oman, for the upcoming Western New Year, would be on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Omani 2013 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, respectively.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Oman Hijri 1435 Public Holiday Dates Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al-Busaidi, has announced that the date of the previously-announced non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1435 would be Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Omani Hijri 1435 Public Holiday Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, has announced a non-working public holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State's administrative apparatus, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1435.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Oman 2013 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Oman 2013 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Extended

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced that the period of non-working public holidays, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman, of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been extended by 2 days, to last until Monday, August 12, 2013, inclusively.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Oman 2013 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities, as per the Royal Orders of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, have announced similar dates of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Omani 2013 Blessed Renaissance Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced a non-working public holiday on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Oman for the Blessed Renaissance Day for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Omani 2013 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2013 non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Omani Public Holiday May 2nd

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has issued a royal directive declaring that, Thursday, May 2, 2013, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Oman to facilitate the recently-announced change in Oman weekends from the full Islamic weekend to the semi-universal weekend.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Omani Weekends Change May 1st

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has issued a royal decree directing that, beginning on May 1st, 2013, Oman would have Friday-Saturday as the weekend for both the public as well as the private sector.
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  • Jan
  • 23
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  • Omani 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday January 26

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced that they have once again moved the dates of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Omani Bank Holiday January 1st

    The Central Bank of Oman (Muscat) - The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the bank holiday, observed by all banks operating in the Sultanate of Oman, for the upcoming Western New Year, would also be on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Omani 2012 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced the dates for the upcoming non-working public holidays observed, as usual, after the official Omani 2-day National Day.
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  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Oman Hijri 1434 Bank Holiday Announced

    The Central Bank of Oman (Muscat) - The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the bank holiday, observed by all banks operating in the Sultanate of Oman, for the upcoming Hijri 1434 Islamic New Year, would also be on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Oman Hijri 1434 Public Holiday Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced a non-working public holiday for all sectors of the Omani economy on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Oman 2012 Eid al Adha Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Oman (Muscat) - The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the period of Sunday, October 28, until Wednesday, October 31, 2012, inclusively, as the dates of the upcoming bank holidays for the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) bank holidays in Oman.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Oman 2012 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Oman 2012 Eid al-Fitr Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Oman (Muscat) - The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the period of Sunday, August 19, until Wednesday, August 22, 2012, inclusively, as the dates of the upcoming bank holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr public holidays (End of Ramadan).
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Oman 2012 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities, as per the Royal Orders of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holidays for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Oman Public Holiday July 23 Confirmed

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced that Monday, July 23, 2012, would be the date of the upcoming Renaissance Day non-working public holidays, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Omani 2012 Prophet's Ascension Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming 2012 non-working public holidays for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Oman 2012 Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays for the Prophet's Birthday for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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2011

  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Oman Bank Holidays Announced For 2011 National Day

    The Central Bank of Oman (Muscat) - The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that all Omani banks will remain closed on Sunday and Monday, November 27 and 28, 2011, on account of the upcoming New Hijri Year 1433 AH and the 41st National Day.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Oman 2011 National Day Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and President Civil Service Board, Khaled Bin Hilal Bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced that the upcoming public sector holidays for the 2011 Omani National Day and Hijri New Year would be from Thursday to Monday, November 24-28, 2011, inclusively.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Oman 2011 Eid al Adha Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector, the public sector, and the banking and financial sectors of Oman for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Oman Eid Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Oman (Muscat) - The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the period of Tuesday, August 30, until Sunday, September 4, 2011, inclusively, as the dates of the upcoming bank holidays for the End of Ramadan.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Oman Eid Public Holidays Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities, as per the Royal Orders of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holidays for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Oman Announces Start of Ramadan

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos Bin has announced that, as per the Ramadan Moon-sighting Committee for 1432 AH's findings, today would be the first day of the month of Ramadan in Oman.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Oman Declares July 21 Bank Holiday

    The Central Bank of Oman (Muscat) - The Central Bank of Oman has announced that all commercial banks operating in the Sultanate of Oman would be closed on Thursday, July 21, 2011, on the occasion of the previously-announced blessed Renaissance Day public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Oman Declares July 23 Nationwide Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced Saturday, July 23, 2011, as the date for the upcoming Renaissance Day public holidays, for both the Omani private and public sectors.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Omani Public Holidays For Isra Wal Meraj Announced

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced that the upcoming one-day public holiday for the Isra Wal Meraj would be moved from Wednesday, June 29, 2011, to Thursday, June 30, 2011.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Omani Strikes Over Public Holidays

    Gulf News (Muscat) - Omani workers have gone on strike at Oman's Rusayl Industrial Estate asking for five-day work weeks and Eid public holidays on par with government employees and the public sector.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Oman Moves Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Omani authorities have announced that the upcoming one-day public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday would be moved from February 15 to Thursday, February 17, 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 11
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  • Oman Finally Announces 2010 National Day Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - The Omani authorities have finally announced the dates for this year's National Day public holidays, beginning for both the private and public sectors on Saturday, December 25, 2010.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Oman Announces Hijra Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - The Omani authorities have announced the dates for the upcoming Hijri New Year public holiday, beginning for both the private and public sectors on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Oman Pushes Back National Day Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - The Omani authorities have announced that the National Day celebrations and public holidays would be postponed to the end of November and beginning of December, due to their proximity to the Eid al-Adha festival this year.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Oman Announces Eid Public Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - The Omani authorities have announced the dates for the upcoming Eid al-Adha public holidays, for the private sector and for the public sector, respectively.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Oman Declares 9-Day Eid Public Sector Holidays

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - The Omani Minister of the Diwan of the Royal Court, Sayyid Ali Bin Hamoud Bin Ali Al Busaidi, has announced that Oman's public sector employees will have a nine-day holiday for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Oman Declares July 24 Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud al Busaidi, has announced that it was decided that Saturday, July 24, 2010 (Shaban 12th, 1431 AH) would be an official non-working public holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatus.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Oman Declares July 10 Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud al Busaidi, has announced that Saturday, July 10, 2010, had been declared a day in lieu public holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities, and other departments of the State's administrative apparatus on the occasion of Al Isra'a Wal Miraj.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Oman Declares Cyclone Public Holiday

    Khaleej Times (Muscat) - The government of the Sultanate of Oman, as ordered by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, has declared Saturday, June 5, 2010, as a one-off public holiday in expectation of the landfall of Cyclone Phet.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Oman Announces Additional Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Oman Ministry of Information (Muscat) - Oman's Minister of the Diwan of the Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud al Busaidy, has announced a day in lieu public holiday on Saturday, February 27, 2010.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Oman Extends Scope Of Islamic New Year Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (ONA) - Oman's Manpower Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, has issued a ministerial decision declaring a non-working public holiday at private sector companies and establishments on Saturday, December 19th, 2009, on the occasion of the new Hijri year 1431 A.H.
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  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Oman Announce Islamic New Year Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (ONA) - Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud al-Busaidi, has issued a circular declaring a day in lieu public sector holiday at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State administrative apparatus, on Saturday, December 19, 2009, on the occasion of the "Holy Prophet's Hijra Anniversary" [sic] and advent of the Hijiri new year 1431 AH.
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Oman Finally Announces National Day Public Holidays

    The Oman Tribune (Muscat) - Oman's ruling monarch, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, has finally announced the dates for this year's National Day public holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Oman National Day Not A Public Holiday

    Oman News Agency (ONA) - The government of Oman has confirmed that the date of this year's National Day (November 18) and Sultan's Birthday (November 19) will be regular working days (ie. will not be public holidays).
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Oman Changes Date Of Eid Public Holiday

    Khaleej Times (Muscat) - Oman's Moonsighting Committee announced that the new moon was not sighted anywhere in the country last night, and that therefore today would be the 30th and last day of Ramadan.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Oman Extends End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Gulf News (Muscat) - Oman's Minister Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council has announced that, this year, both the public and private sectors of Oman will get five days off for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Oman Declares July 25 Additional Renaissance Day Public Holiday

    Khaleej Times (Muscat) - The government of Oman has declared Saturday, July 25, 2009, a public holiday for both the private and public sectors to mark this year's Renaissance Day Anniversary holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 19
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  • Oman Declares July 20 Public Holiday

    Times of Oman (Muscat) - Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, has announced that tomorrow, Monday, July 20, 2009, would be a public sector holiday, on the occasion of the blessed anniversary of Al Israa Wal Miraj.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Oman Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays

    Times of Oman (Muscat) - Oman has announced that the upcoming Prophet's Birthday public holidays would be observed on March 10-11, by the public sector (all employees at the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus). As for the private sector, it will only get a 1-day public holiday, on Thursday, March 12, 2009.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Oman Declares 3-Day Islamic New Year Public Holidays

    Gulf News (Muscat) - Sayyid Ali Bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Oman's Minister of the Diwan of the Royal Court, announced that the public sector would get 3 days of public holidays, Monday to Wednesday, December 29-31, 2008, on the occasion of the upcoming Hijri new year 1430, and the GCC summit.
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  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Oman Announces Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Dates

    Times of Oman (Muscat) - In 2 separate announcements, Oman has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays for the public sector and for the private sector.
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  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Oman Confirms Moved Dates For National Day Public Holiday

    Khaleej Times (Muscat) - The government of Oman has announced a two-day public holiday to mark Oman's 38th National Day. The public sector holidays will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25 and 26, 2008, while the private sector holidays will be on Wednesday and Thursday, November 26 and 27, 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Oman Announces End of Ramadan Public Holidays For Private And Public Sectors

    Khaleej Times (Muscat) - Minister Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidy, announced that all ministries and other state organizations would be given 4 days of holidays on the occasion of the upcoming Eid al Fitr public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Oman Declares Different Al Israa Wal Miraj Dates For Public And Private Sectors

    The Times of Oman - In a move similar to what happened last week on the occasion of the Renaissance Day public holiday, the Government of Oman has decided to declare different Al Israa Wal Miraj public holiday dates for the public and private sectors.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Oman Moves July 23 Holiday For Private Sector

    Oman News Agency (ONA) - On the occasion of the July 23rd Blessed Renaissance Day, a decision issued yesterday by Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, made Wednesday, July 23, 2008, an official public holiday for the civil service (employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatus).
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Oman Declares March 22 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Khaleej Times (Muscat) - Oman has declared a day in lieu public holiday on Saturday, March 22, 2008, to compensate the fact that The Prophet's birthday (Milad Al Nabi) falls on an Omani weekend day this year.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Oman Announces Different Islamic New Year Holiday For Private And Public Sectors

    Khaleej Times - Wednesday, January 9, 2008, has been declared a holiday for government employees, on the occasion of the Hijra New Year. Private sector workers, on the other hand will retain the previously announced date of Thursday, January 10, for their holiday.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Oman Eid al-Adha Public Holiday December 18-21

    The Times of Oman - Oman finally declared the date of Eid al-Adha as Wednesday, December 19, 2007. The public sector (ministries, public authorities and other state administrative bodies) will be on holidays from Tuesday, December 18, to Sunday, December 23, 2007, inclusively. The private sector, for its part, will be on holidays from Wednesday, December 19, to Saturday, December 22, 2007, inclusively.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Oman Announces Dates Of 2007 National Day Public Holiday

    The Times of Oman - Yesterday, it was announced that Tuesday and Wednesday November 27 and 28 would be public holidays for employees working at the ministries, public authorities and other state administrative departments, and that Wednesday and Thursday November 28 and 29 would be holidays for private sector employees.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Oman Stipulates Reduced Working Hours For Public And Private Sector During Ramadan

    Khaleej Times - The government of Oman has announced reduced working hours (09:00 to 14:00) for all government employees and a maximum of 6 hours per day for Muslim workers in the private sector during holy month of Ramadan, which is set to run from September 13 to October 12, this year, in Oman.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Oman Moves Al Israa Wal Miraj Public Holiday To August 11

    Times of Oman - Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, issued a decision yesterday, moving the Al Israa Wal Miraj (Ascension of Prophet Muhammad) public holiday from August 10 to Saturday, August 11, 2007, for all ministries, government authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatuses, as well as all private sector establishments.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Oman Removes Ramadan Ban On Alcohol

    ArabianBusiness.com - The Omani government has lifted its ban on alcohol consumption for the month of Ramadan, which will run from September 13 to October 12, inclusively, in Oman, in 2007.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Oman Declares June Public Holidays Update

    Xinhua - The government has now officially specified that Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, should be public holidays for both the public and private sectors, and in addition, has added Saturday, June 9, as a public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Oman Declares June 6-9 Public Holiday

    Gulf News - Due to Cyclone Gonu, the Oman government has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, Wednesday June 6, 2007.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Oman Considering Friday-Saturday Weekends

    Al Watan - There has been recent speculation that the government of Oman is planning to change the official weekend, from the current Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday, effective on January 1, 2008.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Oman Announces Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Khaleej Times - Oman has confirmed that the public holiday of Milad Al Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday) would be celebrated on March 31st.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Oman Announces Date Of Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    Times of Oman - Hijra New Year Holiday to be observed on January 20. Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, yesterday issued a decision that if Muharram 1 coincides with Friday, January 19, then Saturday Muharram 2 1428AH corresponding to January 20th would be an official holiday in lieu.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Oman Announces Duration Of Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    The Times of Oman (Muscat) - Eid Al Adha holidays: At the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus, the Eid Al Adha Al Mubarak holidays will be from Saturday, December 30 until the end of Wednesday, January 3, 2007.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Oman Moves Dates Of National Day Public Holidays

    The Times of Oman (Muscat) - Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, yesterday issued a ministerial decision specifying the 36th National Day holiday for the government sector on November 28, 29; and for the private sector on Nov. 29, 30.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Oman Bank And Financial Holiday October 23-26

    Khaleej Times (Muscat) - All financial institutions will be closed from October 23 to October 26, 2006, inclusive.
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See also: Oman bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Oman)