The Ministry of Education has announced that schools will be closing for four weeks from Sunday, as preventative measures for the coronavirus outbreak.
The closures will aim to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has been rapidly infecting people around the world.
The closure will include all public and private schools and higher education institutions across the UAE, starting Sunday.
This will make the spring vacation a four-week long break, it was initially scheduled for March 29-April 17.
According to the national news agency WAM, the ministry will use this time to sterilise schools.