Schools in Dubai will work reduced hours during the holy month of Ramadan, as per circular sent to all schools in the emirate.
The CEO of Permits and Compliance, KHDA, Mohammed Darwish, said classes usually end by noon on Fridays.
“These timings have been developed in close consultation with families and schools,” he said.
School authorities have also been urged to limit the homework and assignments. They have been asked to ensure that students, teaches and parents are able to devote more time for prayers with their families.
“The holy month of Ramadan is extremely important and a significant time of the year for Muslims,” Darwish said.
“We encourage students, staff and their families to practice the virtues of compassion, gratitude and spirit of community during the holy month.”
Meanwhile, several international schools will get into a two-week-long spring break from 28th March. The schools have released newsletters and circulars informing parents about the changes in drop-off and pick-up timings when schools reopen on 11th April.
Schools also emphasized that parents should follow-up on class-specific information and bus timings by checking with their child’s homeroom teachers.