The back to school date for UAE students have been pushed for the Al Hijri holiday
26 August 2019| Last updated on 28 August 2019
Originally announced for September 1, the new back to school date for UAE students has changed...
Majority of students in the UAE will go back to school on Monday, September 2, 2019, following the public holiday on Sunday, September 1 for Al Hijri (Islamic New Year).
Earlier, the UAE Ministry of Education had initially announced that the new academic year for 2019 - 2020 will start on September 1.
This week, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said that the Islamic New Year will be marked with a public holiday. Parents who will be dropping and picking up their children on the first week of the new school year are advised to start their commute early in the event of increased traffic in the morning.
However, some schools will be starting school before September, such as Brighton College Abu Dhabi and The British School Al Khubairat which will commence the first day of school this Thursday, August 2019.
Parents to receive hours off for the first week of school
On Twitter, federal human resources called on UAE ministries to implement the ‘Back to School’ policy brought forth in 2018.
This policy states that parents who work for the government are to be given up to 3 hours off on the first week of the new school year. They may be given either a morning or afternoon leave to take their children to and from school, for more flexible hours.