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Business Practices in Oman

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Opening Hours and Days
The typical working week is Sunday through Thursday. Business hours in the private sector are typically 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM. Shops usually open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and then from 4:00 PM to 10 or 11 PM, seven days a week, except Fridays, when they open after 4:00 PM. Government offices and most businesses have shortened hours during the month of Ramadan.

Public Holidays

New Year's Day January 1
Prophet's Ascension Day Varies, follows lunar calendar
Eid al-Fitr Varies, follows lunar calendar
Renaissance Day July 23
Eid al-Adha Varies, follows lunar calendar
Islamic New Year Varies, follows lunar calendar
National Day November 18
Birthday of Sultan Qaboos November 19
Birthday of the Prophet Varies, follows lunar calendar
Holiday Compensation
 There is no compensation day holidays falling on a weekend.

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Eid al-Fitr 4 days
Eid al-Adha 4 days

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