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In accordance with the new working week guidelines issued by the government of the UAE, we have now received mandatory guidelines from the KHDA which advise of the adjustments required.

From January 1, 2022, the working week will be Monday to Friday.

We are also mandated to ensure school is closed at 12 p.m. on Fridays to provide for a longer weekend.

Changing the days does not impact our timetable. Closing on Fridays at 12 p.m. reduces school time by two hours. We are required to make up this time by changing our schedule for Monday through Thursday.

The easiest way to do this is to extend each period by 5 minutes. This is achieved by starting school 5 minutes earlier and ending school 20 minutes later. Friday will have 6 periods of reduced time to ensure we finish by 12 p.m..

The new start and finish times from Monday January 3 will be as follows:

Dunecrest American School Dubai New Timetable for UAE New Working Week 2022

Bus timings will be adjusted accordingly (5 minutes earlier) and sent to parents.

Tuesday early release days will be cancelled for the rest of the year.

SCHOOL WILL RE-OPEN AFTER WINTER BREAK ON MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2022 .