Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has paid tribute to pupils, parents, teachers and staff as the academic year ends.
Writing on social media, Sheikh Mohamed noted the challenging times schools are operating in and said everyone's efforts had paid off.
"I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of our sons and daughters that have graduated this week from our educational institutions. I am confident that your talent, knowledge and hard work will contribute to our nation’s success for many years to come", said Sheikh Mohamed.
"I would also like to express my gratitude to the parents and families that have supported our students during these challenging times. And to the inspirational educators and skilled administrators that have made this academic year such a success."
The final term of school ended this week for pupils across the UAE.
Abu Dhabi, meanwhile, has approved the return of students to in-person classes for the next academic year.
The decision followed consultations with parents, teachers, principals and school operators.