Dubai schools’ Ramadan hours are announced

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Got kids? Here are what their school hours are going to be during Ramadan.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced reduced schools hours during Ramadan, which is expected to fall on 6th May this year.

School days should not exceed five hours and fasting students will be exempt from sports and other physical activities.

Mohammed Darwish, chief executive officer of Permits and Compliance at the KHDA, said: “The school day during Ramadan will start between 8am to 8.30am and finish between 1pm to 1.30pm, with shorter breaks as required. Schools should ensure that the total hours at school per day for students do not exceed five hours.

Fasting students will be exempt from physical education classes and any other demanding physical activities without influencing their grades and overall academic performance. All students must be protected from the risks of exhaustion and dehydration.”

Ramadan is one of the most important months in the Islamic calendar and is marked by fasting from dawn to dusk, spirituality and acts of charity.

Even for those who aren’t fasting, Dubai’s pace of life changes during Holy Month. Working hours during Ramadan have not been confirmed, but UAE labour law says they should reduce by at least two hours per day in the private sector. Public sector workers traditionally start at 9am and finish at 2pm.

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