Oman announces list of official holidays


Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik today issued two Royal decrees, reading as follows:

Royal Decree No. 88/2022 fixes official holidays.

Article (1) states that official holidays for units of the State’s Administrative Apparatus, public legal entities and establishments of the private sector—with regard to Eids and other occasions listed below—shall be fixed as follows:


(A) Hijri New Year’s Day to be on 1 Muharram;

(B) The Prophet’s Birthday to be on 12 Rabee Al Awwal;

(C) Al Isra’a Wal Miraj to be on 27 Rajab;

(D) The National Day to be on 18 and 19 November;

(E) His Majesty the Sultan’s Accession Day on January 11

If any of the days of the weekly off coincides with the abovementioned holidays, it shall be compensated by a single day. The dates of the abovementioned holidays may be amended if public interest so dictates.


(A) Eid Al Fitr starts from the 29th day of the month of Ramadan and continues until the 3rd day of the month of Shawwal.

(B) Eid Al Adha starts on 9 Dhul-Hijjah and continues until the 12th of the same month.

Friday shall be compensated if it coincides with the first day of any of the abovementioned Eids.

Article (2) cancels Royal Decree No. 56/2020 and all that contradicts this decree or contravenes its provisions.

Article (3) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced from the date of its issue.

Royal Decree No. (89/ 2022) on the ratification of an agreement of cooperation between the government of the Sultanate of Oman and the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the security field signed in Manama on 24 October 2022.

Article (1) ratifies the aforesaid agreement as per the version attached to this decree.

Article (2) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced from its date of issue. – ONA

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