Ramadan 2021: School Hours Cut to Five Hours. No Set Times for Schools.
This year regulators have not set specific timings for schools top open and close, so please do check these with your school. Schools will all be operating reduced hours however, limited to five hours each day.
“Private schools in Dubai can hold classes up to five hours during Ramadan. We’ve given schools the flexibility of choosing their start and end time in consultation with parents.” Mohammed Darwish, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Permits and Compliance at Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
SPEA and ADEK have also issued similar notices.
In Abu Dhabi, school cannot start before 9:30am and must end the day before or at 3:30pm.
In Sharjah, classes start from 9am onwards.
The private and government sectors in the UAE will also be working limited hours. Private sector employees should work no more than six hours a day, while the public sector will be operating from 9 am to 2 pm.
This year the holy month is expected to end on May 13th, as Eid al Fitr begins.
All of us at SchoolsCompared would like to wish you a Ramadan Kareem!