While some initially said Tuesday would be an off-day for their students, Dubai’s private schools have been directed to stick to government guidelines on holidays and only have a two-day Eid Al Adha break, starting Wednesday September 23.

Mohammed Darwish, chief of Regulations and Permits at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has released a statement saying it should be business as usual for all schools on Tuesday September 22.

“While approving private school calendars for the academic year 2015-16, the Eid Al Adha and other holidays were not stipulated or marked on the calendar as these holidays could vary and are usually publicly announced by the respective federal government authority just prior to the break.

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“In line with the Eid Al Adha announcement from the federal authority, schools are only off from September 23-26, 2015 and will resume on September 27.

“KHDA trusts all schools to abide by the guidelines.”

Among others, Dubai American Academy, Star International and Al Twar had all initially said they would be closed on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – but most of them have now said they will stay open on Tuesday.

We suggest you call any schools that affect your schedules to find out what dates they’ll be closed.