As UAE announced on Tuesday that it will transition to a four-and-a half-day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday forming the new weekend and all Federal government departments will move to the new weekend from January 1, 2022, this new directive will also have impact on schools as well.
According to the new directive, schools will now work from Monday to Thursday, and Fridays will be a half working day.
Schools and universities across the UAE will follow the new four-and-a-half-day work week. This means that students, too, would get two-and-a-half days off every week, starting from January 1, 2022.
The authorities will confirm the new working hours for schools later.