July 23 to be Renaissance Day holiday: H E Busaidi

July 16, 2017

H E Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council issued a decision on Sunday declaring July 23 to be an official holiday for employees in ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state’s administrative apparatus on the occasion of the Renaissance Day.

It was also decided that Sunday, July 23, will be an official holiday for employees in the private sector firms, according to a decision issued by H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah al Bakri, Minister of Manpower.

The decision allows employers and employees to agree on work arrangements during the holiday if necessity arises. Employees whose weekly-off coincides with the holiday of the aforesaid occasion must be compensated.