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Ramadan UAE: Revised timings for private schools announced – News

The new class hours will go into effect after students return from spring break and continue until Eid Al-Fitr.

Private schools in Abu Dhabi will reduce the length of their school timings to four hours throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Schools confirmed that they’d received a circular from the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) notifying them that class hours during Ramadan would be from 10am until 2pm.

The Ramadan school timings will go into effect immediately after students return from spring break, which is due to begin from Sunday, March 28 and continue till April 8.

Students will resume studies on Sunday, April 11, and the Ramadan timings will continue until Eid Al-Fitr.

The Holy Month is expected to begin on Monday, April 12, or Tuesday, April 13, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Schools have also informed students that the hybrid model of learning, combining both distance education and in-person classes, will continue during the third semester.

Neeraj Bargava, Principal of Abu Dhabi Indian School, said they would open the school from 9.30am until 3.30pm; however, class hours would be from 10am to 2pm, as directed by the education authorities.

“Authorities had given us an allowance of one hour before and after the classes start, so students would be able to maintain social distancing and other Covid-19 protocols,” he said.

Schools have provided parents with the option for students to move from hybrid education to e-learning during the third semester, or to choose a fully remote learning system only during the month of Ramadan.

Parents wishing to change the education model for their wards have been asked to inform the class teacher or send an e-mail to the school during spring vacation, so that the school accommodate the same.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country’s parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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