More than 60 schools given long week­end for Fes­ti­val of Lights

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Dozens of schools in Dubai will close on Sun­day to al­low fam­i­lies to cel­e­brate Di­wali.

The Knowl­edge and Hu­man De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity, the emi­rate’s pri­vate schools reg­u­la­tor, con­firmed 62 schools were granted per­mis­sion to pro­vide a long week­end for staff and pupils.

Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional School Dubai and Gems Our Own English High School are among the schools to stay shut on Sun­day, while The Mil­len­nium School in Al Qu­sais will not re­open un­til Tues­day.

At Gems Dubai Amer­i­can

Academy, pupils will go home at noon on Sun­day.

Gems Mil­le­nium School Shar­jah and Gems Our Own English High School, also in Shar­jah, an­nounced a day off on Sun­day to mark the Fes­ti­val of Lights.

The ex­tra break comes im­me­di­ately after the half-term hol­i­days. A wide va­ri­ety of events have been or­gan­ised across the UAE to cel­e­brate the fes­ti­val.

Even schools re­main­ing open on Sun­day will be get­ting in on the fun, with pupils at Hori­zon School Dubai don­ning tra­di­tional In­dian clothes to mark the oc­ca­sion.

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