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Sheikh Khalifa passes away: Private schools in Dubai to open next Tuesday

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced that schools will be closed on Monday. Schools, universities, early childhood centres and training institutes will reopen on Tuesday next week.

In a statement posted on Twitter, KHDA reminded pupils about the resumption of class from Tuesday, May 17. The announcement follows the news of the demise of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday, May 13.

“Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of the President of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the KHDA wrote. Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was the second President of the UAE and the 16th Ruler of Abu Dhabi. He was the eldest son of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Founding Father.

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