Some schools will get two days off…
The Ministry of Education has announced that all schools across the UAE will receive a public holiday on Tuesday February 5.
The announcement, which was put out on Twitter, went on to further state that public schools in Dubai and Sharjah will be given a holiday on Monday, February 4.
Some private schools will also be closed, reports Gulf Business, although it is best to check directly with your child’s school if they will be off on Monday.
وزارة التربية والتعليم، تقرر تعطيل دوام الطلبة يوم غد اﻹثنين في المدارس الحكومية التابعة لدبي والشارقة فقط، بجانب عدد من المدارس الخاصة بالتنسيق مع الجهات المعنية… كما تقرر تعطيل الطلبة يوم بعد غد الثلاثاء ليشمل القرار جميع مدن الدولة وجميع المدارس الحكومية والخاصة. pic.twitter.com/0GMoGQk0mQ
— وزارة التربية (@MOEducationUAE) February 3, 2019
Internal communications within some schools have sited that the reason for the holiday was due to the Pope’s visit to the UAE from February 3 to 5.
A public holiday was also previously granted for ticket holders to the Holy Mass presided by the Pope on Tuesday, February 5. You can read more about that here.