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Long weekends likely in Oman next month; plan your holidays

Prophet Muhammads (PBUH) birthday, National Day, long weekend, long weekend

Muscat - Holidays have been announced in the UAE as well.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 20 Oct 2019, 5:03 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Oct 2019, 7:08 PM

Citizens and residents in Oman can expect two extended weekends this November.

They will be able to enjoy the extra days off over the occasion of the country's National Day, which is observed on November 18, the Times of Oman said. Celebrations will be observed on November 18 and 19 (Monday and Tuesday).

A holiday will also be observed on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on the 12th of Rabi Al Awwal, the report added. The UAE had last month announced a holiday for the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The date of the Prophet's birthday is determined by the lunar calendar, and will be finalised after sighting of the moon.

According to Oman's Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs calendar, the tentative date for the Prophet's birthday is Saturday, November 9, 2019, the report said.

So there are chances that November 10, 2019 could be a public holiday.

The two National Day holidays are generally clubbed with the weekend in Oman, the report said.

In the UAE, a one-day holiday on the occasion of Commemoration Day will be observed on Saturday, November 30. (See complete list of holidays)

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