More than 60 schools given long weekend for Festival of Lights
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.