‘Israa and Miraj’ holiday on April 25

Observer Online

Muscat – Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Chairman of the Civil Service Council today issued a decision declaring Tuesday 27 Rajab
1438 AH corresponding to 25th April 2017 as an official holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State’s Administrative Apparatus on the occasion of the blessed anniversary of Al Isra’a Wal Miraj.

The decision reads as follows: “On the occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj, it has been decided that Tuesday 27 Rajab 1438 AH corresponding to 25th April 2017 will be an official
holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State’s Administrative Apparatus. We seize this blessed occasion to extend greetings to His Majesty
Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect His Majesty, grant him a good health, happiness and a long life and for the return of this and similar occasions on His Majesty for many years to come and the Omani people and our dear country further progress and welfare under His Majesty’s wise leadership, and all Muslims welfare
and blessings”.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Minister of Manpower today issued a decision announcing Tuesday 27 Rajab 1438 AH corresponding to 25th April 2017 as an official holiday for employees at
the private sector’s companies and establishments on the blessed occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj.

The decision allowed employers and employees to agree on compensating this holiday if necessity arises, as well as compensating employees whose weekly holiday coincides with the mentioned
occasion.

All employees in the private sector extended their heartfelt greetings and best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on this blessed occasion, 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 and the Omani people with welfare and blessings. ONA