Schools closing early for UAE's Asian Cup semi-final match

Ministry orders public and private schools to close
Schools closing early for UAE's Asian Cup semi-final match
Fares Juma Al Saadi of the UAE celebrates after his teammate Ali Ahmed Mabkhout scores his side's first goal during the AFC Asian Cup quarter final match between UAE and Australia at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images.
By Staff writer
Tue 29 Jan 2019 10:21 AM

The UAE’s Ministry of Education has given schools permission to close two hours early for today’s Asian Cup semi-final.

Hosts UAE take on Qatar in the crunch Asian Cup match in Abu Dhabi at 6pm (UAE time) at Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, with the winners playing Japan in the final on Friday at the same venue.

The ministry said the offer to close two hours early applies to both public and private schools in the UAE, which it said will give students the opportunity to support the UAE.

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