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The UAE government has announced a 4.5-day working week for government staff and schools. Starting from January 1 2022, the official working days are Monday to Friday, with Friday being a half day that ends at 12pm.
The first day of school for 2022 is Monday, January 3.
The school day can finish earlier than 12 pm on Fridays.
The school day cannot finish later than 12 pm on Fridays.
The Saturday and Sunday weekend, as well as the 12pm Friday finish, applies to students and staff at private schools.
Some flexibility is allowed to ensure that schools are able to meet their curriculum requirements. All schools should inform KHDA of their updated operating hours.