Two School Holidays Announced for this Week

The Ministry of Education has announced a holiday for public schools in Dubai and Sharjah on Monday 4th February. Tuesday 5th will be a holiday for both public and private schools across the UAE.
Two School Holidays Announced for this Week
By Jenny Mollon
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The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced a holiday for public sector schools this coming Monday, 4th February. 

In addition, both public and private sector schools will be closed on Tuesday 5th February. 

The KHDA has confirmed Tuesday 5th February as a holiday for private schools in Dubai.  

In a circular sent by email to parents, GEMS Education have confirmed that all of their schools will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday (4th and 5th).

Schools which have confirmed their closure on Tuesday 5th February include, but will remain open on the 4th include:

  • Kent College
  • Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park
  • Kings' School Dubai, Al Barsha and Nad Al Sheba
  • JESS Jumeirah and JESS Arabian Ranches
  • Safa Community School and Safa British School
  • Nord Anglia School
  • Horizon English School and Horizon International School
  • Dunecrest School
  • Dubai College
  • South View School
  • Fairgreen School
  • Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)
  • Dubai English Speaking College (DESC)
  • Foremarke School
  • Repton (all Repton schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi)

In Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has confirmed that all nurseries have been ordered to close on Tuesday 5th February.  The reason for this decision was 'to facilitate the participation of those who have registered to attend' the celebration of a Catholic Mass by his Holiness Pope Francis, Leader of The Catholic Church.  The Mass will take place at Zayed Sports Stadium.

Nurseries in Dubai have been guided to remain open by the Ministry of Education, although parents are advised to check with each child's nursery.  

We will update this story as more announcements are made.

In addition, school holiday dates for the next three years have been announced by the Ministerial Council for Development.

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