In the Kingdom, week starts on Saturday (not Sunday like the USA):
There are 2 ways to achieve this in 188.8.131.52
alter session set nls_TERRITORY ='SAUDI ARABIA';
select sysdate, to_char(sysdate, 'Day') "Day Name", to_char(sysdate, 'D') "Day Number", trunc(sysdate ,'D')"Beginning of Week" from dual;
Sysdate is Feb 23, 2016 which is Tuesday and 4th day of the week. If in America territory, Tuesday would’ve been the 3rd day of the week.
Beginning of the week is Saturday, Feb 20, 2016. If in America territory, the date would’ve been Sunday, Feb 21, 2016
select sysdate, next_day(sysdate - 7, 'SATURDAY') from dual;
Notice there is no “alter session” which makes it a bit easier.
Hope this helps