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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Eid Al Fitr 2018 holiday for Dubai schools announced

Schools across the emirate will be closed on Thursday and Sunday

Emirati parents have been informed of those schools which have been evaluated as weak or very weak. Satish Kumar / The National 
Emirati parents have been informed of those schools which have been evaluated as weak or very weak. Satish Kumar / The National 

Schools across Dubai will close from Thursday for the Eid Al Fitr holiday.

Pupils are likely to return to school on Monday, but it will be subject to an announcement from the government, according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

Parents have been asked to follow news for any updates regarding the holidays.

In keeping with the festive spirit, the authority chose to make the announcement through a short poem posted on Twitter.

Eid is expected to fall on Friday, but the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced on Monday that all governments and ministries would close from Thursday and will last until Shawwal 3. Depending on when Eid begins, Shawwal 3 will either coincide with Sunday, June 17, or Monday, June 18.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said Shawwal 1-2 would be a paid holiday for private-sector employees.

Depending on when Eid begins, Shawwal 1 will either coincide with Friday, June 15, or Saturday, June 16.

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