Schools Limited to 5 Hours During Ramadan

The total number of hours at school should not be more than five hours per day during the holy month of Ramadan, although schools have leeway as to when to start and when to finish.
Schools Limited to 5 Hours During Ramadan
By David Westley
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The Knowledge and Human Development Authority has confirmed Ramadan timings for Dubai schools.

As with last year, the school day during Ramadan will start between 8:00 to 8:30am and finish between 1:00 to 1:30pm, with shorter breaks as required. The total hours at school per day for students should not exceed five hours.

Students who are fasting will be exempt from physical education classes and any other demanding physical activities without influencing their grades and overall academic performance.

"All students must be protected from the risks of exhaustion and dehydration," Mohammed Darwish, Chief Executive Officer of Permits and Compliance at the KHDA told Khaleej Times.

Ramadan is expected to begin on May 7th - although the exact date is subject to the sighting of the moon.

Click here for more information on key dates and holidays in the UAE

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