Holiday on first day of school in Dubai for Hijri New Year? KHDA tweets

KHDA, school holiday, Hijri New Year, Islamic New Year

The KHDA has been flooded with queries.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 2:31 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 4:34 PM

Students in Dubai are enjoying their last week of vacations as schools are scheduled to open next week.

However, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) suggests that students might be able to enjoy an extra day off before they return to their classes.

The KHDA, after being flooded with queries on whether Sunday, September 1 would be a holiday on account of the Hijri New Year, said: "The answer might be yes!"

"Do you know what's funny? School hasn't even started yet and students are asking us for the first day off! Do you know what's even funnier? The answer might be yes! We'll let you know as soon as we do. #Hijri," the KHDA said in a tweet.

The date for Muharram 1 will be confirmed after the sighting of the moon.

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