Here are the Ramadan timings for school, offices and parking in the UAE

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If you have children at school or business with a government office, or if you just need to commute, this is what you need to know.


The UAE Ministry of Education has announced Ramadan timings for public schools, approved for students, teaching and administrative staff.

Kindergarten: from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cycle 1 (boys): from 8 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
Cycle 1 (girls): from 9 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.
Cycle 2 and secondary (boys): from 8 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Cycle 2 and secondary (girls): from 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Kindergarten teaching and administrative staff will work from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., while for Cycles 1, 2 and secondary school, the staff timings will be the same as for students.


The working hours for UAE government offices during Ramadan will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR). The federal authority has asked all staffers to be punctual during the holy month.


The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi has asked the public to adhere to resident permit parking regulations from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.

People attending Tarawih prayers will be exempted from Mawaqif fees in the parking bays surrounding mosques during the prayers’ time, provided they do not block vehicles or traffic flow. Public are requested to adhere to resident permit parking regulations from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., the DoT tweeted on Sunday.

From Saturday to Wednesday, motorists will also have to pay for parking between 9 p.m. and 2.30 a.m., while on Thursdays, during the evoking hours, parking fees apply until midnight.

(Editing by Seban Scaria

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