to main page send e-mail Last Updated:  Sunday, September 23, 2018
EUROMOVERS International

The independent voice of the global moving industry

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Thank God it’s Friday

Jul 02, 2013
Sultanate of Oman changes its weekend

On 1st May the Sultanate of Oman moved its traditional weekend from Thursday – Friday to Friday – Saturday to bring it into line with other GCC countries.  The change will also mean that there is less overlap when dealing with countries that have a Saturday-Sunday weekend.

The change has been generally welcomed by the local people especially those who travel internationally to visit friends and relatives.  People will, however, have to get used to saying “Thank God it’s Friday,” every week.  

The decree by Oman's ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, also ordered private companies to give their employees the same number of religious holidays as civil servants in an effort to make non-state jobs more attractive.

Photo: Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

     Unique page views July 2018
     List of advertisers
     Directory of suppliers
     Sign up to our monthly newsletter
Orphee Beinoglou
Conroy Removals
  Maxi Mover - low floor Luton van sales
Cookies: This site uses non-invasive cookies to provide an enhanced visitor experience and to measure site performance.  By viewing this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies in this manner.  For further information on how cookies are used on this site, please see our privacy policy.
Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  All material © 2011 The Words Workshop Ltd.