Private schools in dubai will be able to apply for a shorter school-week under the second phase of the Rahhal programme of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

At the launch ceremony at Indian High School Dubai, officials of the school said, that starting from its next academic year, in April, all it's grade 11 and 12 students, will have only 3.5 days of class from 7.30 AM to 3.30 PM, to meet the 30 hours study requirement under the CBSE Indian education board.

The remaining 1.5 days in the school-week will be students to pursue their academic or non-academic goals, like internships, learning new languages, practicing sports, and other activities - subject to their parents' and schools' approval