Dubai announces Ramadan timings for schools

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Staff Report

Dubai – As Ramadan will start in two weeks’ time, the Dubai government announced reduced hours for school students in the Emirate.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai has announced that students will attend up to five hours of classes during Ramadan.

Schools will start between 8am and 8.30am and end between 1pm and 1.30pm, with shorter breaks during the day, according to a circular issued by the KHDA.

Additionally, schools have also been instructed to stop carrying out physical exercise (PE) classes or any other demanding physical activities during Ramadan.

Furthermore, students are also exempted from doing outdoor activities that may expose them to heat, in order to avoid the risk of exhaustion and dehydration.

Government departments will also have their work hours reduced during Ramadan, with timings slashed by two hours. -abdulbasit@theuaenews.com