Students’ parents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will have a long weekend on Thursday because schools will be closed for Eid Al Fitr, but most haven’t heard when classes will resume next week. Schools’ messages confirmed that Wednesday would be the last day of attendance.
UAE awaits Eid holiday
Parents are waiting for more information about when their children will return to school because the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, and other education authorities haven’t said yet.
The date that lessons resume will be determined by when the holiday of Eid Al Fitr falls a date that has yet to be determined. Last week, authorities announced that Eid Al Fitr would take place from April 20 to March 3.
The exact beginning date of Eid and whether Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days will be determined by the UAE’s Moon-sighting committee. Last week, authorities stated that Eid Al Fitr would begin on April 20, which is the same as Ramadan, and continue until Shawwal 3.
The exact beginning date of Eid and whether Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days will be determined by the UAE’s Moon-sighting committee. After Ramadan, parents indicated that they would value the additional time with their children.
Jordanian mother Jineen Salim said her two daughters, who are in grades two and six, have been fasting, so the longer break would be welcome. It would have been wonderful if the holiday were extended to include all of Ramadan, but it is acceptable; a longer Eid holiday is also acceptable.
She claimed that the school for her daughters has not yet informed her. They are surely sitting tight for the declaration from specialists,” she said.
Munawar Daoud, a Jordanian whose children attend a private school in Dubai for grades eight and ten, agreed that an additional day off was always beneficial. She stated, “It means I can spend less time commuting and more time with my family.”