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Ramadan School Timings 2019 Released

Ruth Harron 30/04/2019 0

Courtesy of Khaleej Times 

The holy month of Ramadan is likely to begin on May 6 in most of the Islamic nations, according to the International Astronomical Centre. Ramadan is a holy month for the world’s nearly 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.

Dubai schools timings

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority has announced Ramadan timings for Dubai schools. The school day during Ramadan will start between 8:00 to 8:30am and finish between 1:00 to 1:30pm, with shorter breaks as required.  Schools should ensure that the total hours at school per day for students do not exceed five hours. Details

Dubai malls, food courts timings

According to Visit Dubai, major malls will continue to operate throughout Ramadan, with extended late-night operating hours to accommodate those fasting between sunrise and sundown. Malls will remain open until 1am on weekdays and until 2am on weekends. They also reminded mallgoers that some smaller boutiques and small businesses may choose to close during the day and reopen after sunset. Details here

Public transport, parking timings

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced changes to the business hours of all its services during the holy month of Ramadan. RTA services affected by Ramadan timing include customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro and Tram, marine transit modes, and service-provider centres (technical testing). Details


Parking fee will apply as follows from Saturday to Thursday: From 8am to 6pm, and from 8pm to midnight. At Tecom, the tariff will apply from 8am up to 6pm. In the multi-level parking lots, the fees will be applicable 24/7.

Dubai Metro

Metro stations on the Red Line will be operating from Saturday to Wednesday from 5am to midnight. On Thursday, from 5am to 1am (of the following day), and on Friday from 10am to 1am (of the following day).

The Metro stations on the Green Line will be operating from Saturday to Wednesday from 5.30am to midnight. On Thursday, from 5.30am to 1am (of the following day), and on Friday from 10am to 1am (of the following day).

Dubai Tram

Dubai Tram will be operating from Saturday to Thursday from 6am to 1am (of the following day), and on Friday from 9am to 1am (of the following day).

Bus timings

The timing of public buses (Dubai Bus) during Ramadan will be as follows: Main Bus Stations, such as Gold Souq, will operate from 04:25 am to 00:29 am (past midnight). Al Ghubaiba Station will be in service from 04:16 am to 01:01 am (of the following day). Sub-stations, such as Satwa, will start from 05:00 am to 11:00 pm except for Route C01 operating around-the-clock. Al Qusais Station will run bus service from 05:00 am to 11:49 pm and Al Quoz Industrial Station will be in operation from 05:00 am to 11:35 pm. Jebel Ali Station will operate from 05:00 am and continue up to 11:30 pm.

Metro feeder bus stations at Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat will be in service from 05:00 am to 00:10 am (past midnight). The timing of the feeder bus service will be synchronised with the timing of the metro journeys.

Inter-city bus stations and commercial coaches will be operating as follows: Main stations, such as Al Ghubaiba, will be operating around-the-clock to Sharjah (Jubail), and Abu Dhabi service will be running from 04:40 am up to 00:00 am (past midnight).

Substations, such as the Union Square, will be in service from 04:30 am up to 01:25 am (past midnight). Al Sabkha Station will run from 06:15 am until 01:30 am (past midnight), and Deira City Centre Station will be operating from 05:35 am until 11:30 pm. Karama Station will run bus service from 06:00 am until 10:00 pm and Al Ahli Club Station will open from 05:55 am to 10:15 pm.

External Stations, such as Sharjah’s Al Taawun, will run from 05:30 am until 10:00 pm and Fujairah Station will operate from 05:30 am until 09:30 pm. Ajman Station will open from 05:00 am until 11:00 pm and Hatta Station will be in operation from 06:30 am until 10:30 pm.

Marine transport

The timing of marine transit services during Ramadan will be as follows: The Water Bus will operate at Marina Stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, Marina Promenade) from 12:00 (at noon) up to 00:00 (midnight). On Friday from 01:00 pm to 01:00 am (of the following day). At the Dubai Water Canal, the Water Bus will operate from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm and from 09:30 pm to 12:30 am (past midnight).

Dubai Ferry will be calling at Ghubaiba and Marina Stations (interchange journeys) at 11:00 am, and 05:30 pm. At Dubai Marina Station it will operate (round journey) at 05:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Abra timing during Ramadan will be as follows: Traditional Abra will operate in Dubai Creek Stations (Dubai Old Souq to Baniyas), (Ghubaiba to Sabkha), (Sabkha to Fahidi), and (Baniyas to Seef) from Saturday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 00:00 (midnight), and (Ghubaiba, Baniyas, Dubai Old Souq and Al Seef) from 10:00 am until 00:00 (midnight). At the Sheikh Zayed Road, abras will operate from 08:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day).

The Electric Abra at Burj Khalifa will operate from 08:00 pm to 11:30 pm and the air-conditioned Abra will operate (at Al Jadaf, Dubai Festival City) from 07:00 am to 00:00 (midnight). On Friday from 12:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day). Abra on Sheikh Zayed Road will operate from 08:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day). Abra on the Dubai Water Canal will operate from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm and from 08:00 pm to 11:30 pm.

Electric Abra at Burj Khalifa Station will operate from 08:00 pm to 11:30 pm, and from Seef to Dubai Festivity City from Saturday to Thursday from 06:00 pm to 00:00 am (midnight). On Friday from 08:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day). Air-conditioned Abra will operate between Jadaf, Dubai Festival City from Saturday to Thursday from 07:00 am to 00:00 am (midnight), and on Friday from 09:30 am to 01:00 am (of the following day).

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Exiting Opportunity for a German Native Speaking Teacher For PRE-KG.

Ruth Harron 05/04/2019 0

This School in Dubai is a leading day and boarding school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic life-long learners, ready to embrace the opportunities of a global world.

Our school follows the full continuum International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in English with additional languages or in two bilingual English-French and English- German streams. The school is an IB Continuum World School authorised to offer and teach the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP).

Our unique curriculum offers an engaging learning experience, the challenge of developing a real understanding of cultural diversity and the support of a thriving international community.

Our large eco-friendly campus ensures that we can offer a wide range of sporting facilities that make the most of our location adjacent to Dubai Creek.

We have created a school that offers an outstanding education focused on both academic excellence and personal growth. We encourage students to take risks, become compassionate lifelong learners and responsible citizens who care for one another and contribute to a strong society through intercultural understanding and respect.

A  distinctive feature of school life is the diverse student body made up of more than 60 different nationalities. It is our strong belief that the next generation of international citizens will need to be dynamic, flexible and linguistically ambitious. This is why we offer all our students the opportunity to become multilingual.

Our international programmes reflect a sincere commitment to a Swiss vision of excellence in education to enable our students fully to embrace future opportunities.

Due to our growing school we are looking to recruit for the following outstanding Early Years Teachers for academic year 2019-2020:

  • French native speaking Early Years Class Teachers
  • German native speaking Early Years Teachers

Our team of international teaching staff is made up of highly qualified professionals who all share one goal: to provide quality education to all our children in a caring, nurturing and supportive environment.

All teachers will work closely with the PYP coordinator and Head of Early Years and share in curriculum development and after school activities.

As part of our commitment to our teachers personal and professional development, comprehensive professional development will be provided to the successful candidate, who will

page2image1280• be fully qualified and experienced teacher with a relevant Bachelor of Education or Early Child Educational Studies Degree and a relevant professional teaching qualification such as PGCE, QTS or certification

• have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in teaching preferably in an IB school • have a proven track record of success

• be proficient in a second language (would be highly valued)• have previous international teaching experience

The salary and benefits package reflect the fact that this school is committed to excellence.

Applicants are invited to apply via

• a letter of application addressed to the Head of School no longer than two pages, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in the position

• a current CV including a recent passport size photograph and details of two professional referees, of which one should be a current or most recent employer, line manager or supervisor

Email applications should be sent to

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its employees and students. A police check and satisfactory references is a pre-requisite for all appointments.

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Ruth Harron 28/03/2019 0

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Non-academic learning now crucial: UAE minister

Ruth Harron 27/02/2019 0

Courtesy of ‘Gulf News’…

Dubai: Non-academic knowledge and skills have become critical in future-proofing students, Minister of State for Public Education said at the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) conference in Dubai on Tuesday.

Addressing GUESS delegates at the opening ceremony, Jameela Bint Salem Al Muhairi said during her inaugural keynote that besides equipping UAE students with advanced technical and scientific skills and knowledge to prepare them to lead the country successfully in the near future, it was also essential to teach them the values of tolerance and compassion.

Such values, she added, are significant because of their lasting positive impact on society as a whole.

The UAE became the first country in the world to launch a Ministry of Tolerance in 2016. This year is also the ‘Year of Tolerance’ in the UAE, where the values of tolerance are taught in all schools as part of the mandatory new Moral Education curriculum.

Al Muhairi said: “Trends in the uses of technology in education, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain and other recent developments have emerged. It is essential that we address all these changes and take the initiative in studying them and how to use them to develop learning and learning processes.”

She added: “Our responsibility lies not only in educating students in modern education but also in preparing compassionate, tolerant generations who are fully aware of what is going on around them. They will be responsible individuals who will make the right choices that positively affect the society as a whole. This is the principle of lifelong learning that we want our schools to develop in our students.”

Also speaking at the ceremony, Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director-General, Finnish National Agency for Education, concurred with the minister, saying any education system needs to be renewed continuously and must include the individual learner, schools and society.

He shared Finland’s successful collaboration with start-ups and educational technology experts as a powerful platform for developing student skills that have lifelong relevance and value. He described this focus as “the informal education” sector that should comprise the majority of learning.

The director-general also talked about the idea of “deep learning”, beyond the scope of AI, which only humans can accomplish because of their ability to apply knowledge in variety of contexts, which are not pre-programmed as in the case of AI.

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