Ramadan timings for UAE public schools announced

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on May 14, 2018 | Last updated on May 14, 2018 at 06.07 am
Ramadan timings for UAE public schools announced

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Here are the school timings...

Ministry of Education announced Ramadan timings for public schools in UAE on Sunday.

Taking to Twitter, MOEducationUAE tweeted approved timings for public schools during the holy month for students, teaching and administrative staff.

The following are the school timings:

- Kindergarten: from 8:30am to 12pm.
- Cycle 1 (boys): from 8am to 12:35pm.
- Cycle 1 (girls): from 9am to 1:35pm.
- Cycle 2 and secondary (boys): from 8am to 1:20pm.
- Cycle 2 and secondary (girls): from 9am to 2:20pm.

Additionally, the ministry mentioned that kindergarten teaching and administrative staff will work from 8am to 1pm, while for Cycles 1, 2 and secondary school, the staff timings will be the same as for students.


Earlier, Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority had announced school timings for the holy month. Students in Dubai will have shorter school days during Ramadan, according to a circular sent to schools by KHDA. 

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 school timings should not exceed five hours. 

Also read: UAE government timings for Ramadan

Mohammed Darwish, Chief of Regulations and Permits Commission at Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) had said, "The holy month of Ramadan is very important to us all in Dubai, and the UAE. 

"Ramadan is understandably challenging and exciting for young Muslim students as they seek to carry out their daily routines while also fasting. We wish to remind all schools of their collective

Out of respect for the holy month of Ramadan and fasting students, eating and drinking must be prohibited in the public areas and limited to designated areas in the school during this time.

(With inputs from Dhanusha Gokulan)

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