UAE: Schools in Dubai must close before 12pm on Fridays


Dubai’s education regulator has sent a circular to school principals, notifying them about the change in the UAE’s work week and weekends, starting from January 1, 2022.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) circular notifies educators about the UAE’s adoption of a four-and-half-day work week, with Saturday, Sunday and Friday half-day forming the new weekend.

Accordingly, private schools in Dubai will begin the week on Mondays. Classes on Fridays should not go beyond 12pm.

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