Royal Decree

Royal Decree 56/2020 Determining the Dates of Official Holidays

2020/56 56/2020


We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,

and Royal Decree 76/96 Determining the Dates of Official Holidays,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The dates of official holidays for the units of the administrative apparatus of the state, and other legal persons and establishments of the private sector are hereby determined for the following celebrations and occasions as follows:


(a) Hijri New Year 1 Muharram
(b) Birth of the Prophet 12 Rabi Al-Awwal
(c) Isra and Mi’raj 27 Rajab
(d) National Day 18 and 19 November

If one or both days of the weekend fall within the aforementioned holidays, it will be compensated by one day. The date of the National Day holiday may be modified if public interest so requires.


(a) Eid Al-Fitr: starting from 29 Ramadan until 3 Shawwal.

(b) Eid Al-Adha: starting from 9 Dhu Al-Hijja until 12 Dhu Al-Hijja.

Friday shall be compensated if it falls on the first day of either Eid.

Article II

The aforementioned Royal Decree 76/96 is hereby repealed as well as all that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions.

Article III

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 26 Sha’ban 1441
Corresponding to: 20 April 2020

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1339 issued on 26 April 2020.