Ramadan 2019 Dubai school times announced

Students should not spend more than five hours at school, says KHDA

Ramadan 2019 Dubai school times announced

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced Ramadan timings for Dubai schools, with the day starting between 8am and 8.30am and finishing between 1pm and 1.30pm. Students will get shorter breaks as required.

The Authority has also indicated that schools should ensure students spend no more than five hours in total per day on campus. Fasting students will be exempt from physical education (PE) classes or any other demanding activities – and without it influencing their grades or performance.

The KHDA has highlighted that “students must be protected from the risks of exhaustion and dehydration."

This year, Ramadan is expected to start on Monday May 6 and go on until Wednesday June 5 – although that's subject to change because the dates are determined by the sighting of a new moon.

The start and end of Ramadan will be declared the day before following observations by religious experts.

At that point, many businesses will introduce different opening and closing times – and it's also important for people living in or visiting the city to be respectful and to take note of certain customs.

Eid al-Fitr translates as the ‘festival of breaking the fast’ and happens immediately after Ramadan, with festivity, day-time feasts and family gatherings.

Eid al-Adha is the second celebration in the year and translates as the ‘festival of sacrifice’. It’s approximately 70 days after the end of Ramadan. Both Eids are national public holidays that typically last three days (often longer for some sectors), so expect government departments, shops and businesses to be closed.
For more information on school timings and holidays, khda.gov.ae.

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