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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 April 2019

Schools have final say over whether to open after UAE hit by severe storms

The country was lashed by heavy rains, fierce winds, thunder and lightning over the weekend

It has been umbrella weather in Dubai thanks to a period of heavy rainfall. Photo: Antonie Robertson/The National
It has been umbrella weather in Dubai thanks to a period of heavy rainfall. Photo: Antonie Robertson/The National

Schools in the UAE have been given the final say over whether they will open on Sunday after the country was lashed by heavy rains, fierce winds, thunder and lightning over the weekend.

In a post on its official Twitter account, the Ministry of Education said the condition of roads near particular schools, after a deluge of rain on Saturday, would be considered in making the decision.

Dubai's private school regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, tweeted that schools would remain open on Sunday unless parents had been informed by individual schools that they would remain shut.

Parents across Dubai took to social media to find out if schools will be opening today.

Meanwhile, KHDA who are known for their humorous tweets, posted a light-hearted poem.

American International School in Dubai announced that it will remain closed today due to the bad weather.

Many pupils across the country were to return to school on Sunday after Spring break.

Updated: April 14, 2019 11:24 AM

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