British schools in Dubai closed early on Monday for Queen’s funeral

A number of private schools in Dubai following the British curriculum were closed early on Monday due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom.

A number of private schools in Dubai following the British curriculum were closed early on Monday due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom.

Schools sent messages to the parents that Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8, was a Global icon to the world. The school wanted students to learn and inspire by her historical life as a Queen.


The schools circulated the message adding, “Completed by humility, compassion, courage and faith, and in a sign of respect and with the approval of the responsible educational authorities, the school will be closed and end the School day early at 11:45 am September 19 for Queen’s funeral who passed away on September 8.”

The letters also stated that the early finish would help many people connect with their family and friends in the UK.

On September 9, The UAE authorities announced three days of mourning on the death of the longest-serving Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

The authorities declared that the country’s flags would be flown half-masted for three days in embassies and the public and private sectors to mourn the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

The mourning period began on Friday, September 9 and ended on Monday, September 12.
passed away on September 8 at Balmoral.

The ruler of Dubai, Shiekh Mohammed bin Rashid met with the New Monarch of Britain, King Charles III, on Sunday to offer his grief on the death of the longest-serving Monarch of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II.


Dubai’s ruler Shiekh Mohammed bin Rashid was accompanied by UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Al-Hashimy.

Shiekh Mohammed bin Rashid offered his condolences and highlighted the significant role of the Queen across the globe. He also added the warm relationship between UAE and United Kingdom in various fields.

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