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School closed Monday 4th and Tueday 5th February

Following an announcement by the Ministry of Education concerning the visit to the UAE by Pope Francis and on the occasion of the 'Global Religions Dialogue Forum on Human Brotherhood', Rashid School will be closed on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th February.  The school will reopen on Wednesday 6th February.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has welcomed the visit to the United Arab Emirates, saying:

“The UAE receives Pope Francis at a time when we are in dire need of meeting on common human values, extending bridges of brotherhood and friendship, highlighting the points of similarity, uprooting factors of separation, defusing and fighting strife, hatred and religious and ethnic discrimination."

At RSB we share and support these important human values.


As a seperate point, we had severe damage to some trees at school today, due to the weather, including one very large tree being blown down.   These two closure days will also allow our gardening staff time to make the grounds safe, before your son returns on Wednesday.

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