By Staff writer
Rashid School for Boys and Latifa School for Girls to close from July 2021 until September 2023
Two of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Dubai are to be redeveloped under comprehensive plans announced on Tuesday by Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Rashid School for Boys and Latifa School for Girls will be closed from July 2021 as part of proposals to enhance the facilities at both school.
Students will be enrolled in other schools in coordination with Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Once the work is completed, operations within the two schools will resume, scheduled for September 2023.
Chairman of the Board of the Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdulla Belhoul Al Falasi said that the development plans are “part of the continuous enhancement of the educational system in Dubai”.
Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum graduated from the Rashid School for Boys.
While female leaders and public figures who graduated from Latifa School for Girls include Chairperson of Dubai Women's Establishment Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairperson of Dubai Culture Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.
Latifa School for Girls, which opened in 1982, offers education based on the British curriculum and the Arabic and Islamic curriculum approved by the UAE Ministry of Education. Rashid School for Boys, which was established in 1986 as a secondary school, added an elementary section in 2003.