There are three chains of petrol station in Muscat
For the National Day on 18th November two have pictures of Sultan Qaboos covering their sign board – though Al Maha still has to do anything I think I will still prefer Oman Oil’s version .
It looks as if most of the street decorations have been put up for National Day in Muscat . Normally there are flags – and these will hopefully be up soon.
But when will the holiday in Oman be?
I’m thinking it will be that Ministries will finish work 2nd December – and be back at work on the 11th eg the official holidays will be 4th-8th December inclusive
Its never on the 18th November
Eid for the government ministries could be given so that they are off 15th – 20th November
Main National Day Events will be at the end November (same apples to usual practice on 18th – no holiday ) & Queen Elizabeth’s visit
Could the holidays for Eid and National Day be together ? Not likly.
The Islamic New Year is around the 6th / 7th so that could be a nice time.
The Fireworks championship are also from the 7th December and Oman always has fireworks for the National Day holidays – so what better fireworks than the World Championships.
So all that leaves the holidays to start of December – and to maximize the Government holidays – it will be the 4th onwards (and back in time for the Asian Beach Games)
what do you think ??