All Schools in RAK and across UAE will remain closed on Tuesday to mark the Pope’s visit
The move will ease traffic on a day in which tens of thousands of people will be travelling to the capital
Schools across the country are to close on Tuesday to mark Pope Francis’ landmark visit to the UAE.
The closures on Tuesday will ease traffic on a day when at least 1,000 buses will carry worshipers from Dubai to the public Mass at Zayed Sports City stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Many of the buses leave Dubai in the early hours of the morning and arrive hours early, with gates to the stadium open from 5 am for a 10.30 am start.
Monday also marks the start of the board exam season for grades 10 and 12 in the CBSE curriculum of India. Sunday’s announcement had left parents wondering about the scheduling of CBSE exams or internal school tests.
However it was announced that the schedule would continue as normal on Monday, while board practicals for Tuesday would be rescheduled for February 10.