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Children will get an extra 14 days holiday in the forthcoming academic year, 2015-16, the Ministry of Education has announced.

The UAE Cabinet has approved the number of school days for children be reduced from current number of 189 to 175 for the next three academic years.

The 2015-16 academic year is scheduled to begin on August 30, 2015. Staff members will return to work one week earlier.

The winter holiday will be extended to three weeks, with two weeks allocated for spring break.

Pupils will conclude their academic year on June 23, 2016, and staff members on July 5.




The National