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Dubai: Schools in Dubai will close on May 2 (Monday) and reopen on May 9 following an extended Eid Al Fitr holiday this year, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced on Tuesday.

It means students will enjoy a week off from class. Typically, schools get a two-day holiday for Eid Al Fitr. The Eid holidays come after the midterm break. Most schools have started their second semester, while Indian and Pakistani schools have begun their new academic year.

Regular timings

After the Eid break, schools will resume regular timings, which have been shortened for Ramadan. A daily limit of five hours at school is currently in place; on Fridays, classes end by noon.

Earlier, the UAE Cabinet has approved Eid Al Fitr holidays for all ministries and federal entities from April 30 (Saturday) until May 6 (Friday). Work will resume on May 9.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has said the period from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 will be a paid holiday or all workers in the private sector. This means a break of a total of four or five days.