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Dubai: The first two weeks of the new school term, which begins on January 3, in Abu Dhabi will feature remote learning, it was announced on Wednesday.

The Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted: "The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, has approved remote learning for the first two weeks of the new school term, starting 3 January 2021."

It added that the decision applies to all students at both public and private schools in the emirate. The decision was made to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school staff.

The committee also said that all students, teachers and school staff returning to the UAE from international travel through any of the country’s airports or ports must adhere to quarantine measures implemented in Abu Dhabi emirate.

The decision was made to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school staff.

Meanwhile, in Dubai's private schools are expected to reopen on Sunday.

Private schools in Dubai will open “as usual” Sunday onwards, in the same manner that was followed during the previous term, the Knowledge and Human Development (KHDA) tweeted on Wednesday.

Private schools in Dubai are offering a mix of in-person and online classes for those who wish to continue distance learning. All schools are currently closed for the winter break.

And in Sharjah, the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) has given students all three options: To study remotely from home, to attend school in person, or to choose a combination of distance learning and classroom-oriented teaching, while adhering to all the safety precautions as prescribed by he authorities to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a safe return to schools on and from Sunday, January 2.