The Sultanate of Oman changes weekend days from 01 May 2013

22 April 2013

As of 01 May 2013, The Sultanate of Oman will be changing their weekend to fall on Friday and Saturday rather than the current Thursday and Friday to bring it in line with the majority of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, with the UAE, Qatar,

Oman Tourism Office

The news has been welcomed by businesses in Oman as the decision eases trading with the international markets both in the Gulf and the Western world, resulting in further facilitation of Oman’s tourism promotion. “The ‘extra working day’ in line with the UK markets will benefit communications within the tourism sector to ensure that tourist figures to Oman continue to rise”, commented Alison Cryer, the Oman Ministry of Tourism’s UK Based Representative.   


For more information please contact:
Oman Ministry of Tourism Representative Office in the UK and Ireland

Alison Cryer/Nick Smith
Tel: + 44 (0) 208 877 4501/4504


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