Official Dubai, UAE School Holidays, 2017-2018

These are the UAE Ministry of Education's set term times and will be followed by all schools in the United Arab Emirates including Indian and Asian schools. Note, schools, based on the CBSE or ICSE, have a different school calendar - information below.

The UAE Ministry of Education's term times and school holiday dates should be followed by all schools throughout the UAE without exception, although flexibility is allowed - see notes in the table.

All private schools must tentatively communicate Public holidays (like Eid, National day and other similar holidays) to the parents and confirm these holidays to the parent once declared by the UAE government authority.

Go here for the list of expected UAE public holidays in 2018.

 

Dubai Private Schools - Academic Year 2017/2018
Start of academic year September 10, 2017
Winter break begins December 17, 2017 - Four weeks for MoE curriculum schools; Three weeks for Other schools
Return from winter break January 14, 2018 for MoE schools
January 7, 2018 for Other schools
Other schools (non-MoE) may chose the below based on KHDA approval:
-Reduce the winter break to two weeks. Classes resumed on 2nd January 2018
-OR, extend the winter break to four weeks. Classes are resumed 14th January, 2018.
Spring break begins March 25, 2018 (Two weeks)
Return from spring break April 8, 2018
End of academic year July 5, 2018
Dubai Private Schools Starting in April - Academic year 2017/18
Start of academic year April 2, 2017
Summer break begins June 25, 2017
Return from summer break September 5, 2017
Winter break begins December 24, 2017
Return from winter break January 7, 2018
End of academic year Between March 22-25, 2018 These private schools can close any day between March 22nd and 29th, subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days and receiving KHDA approval.
New academic year begins 2018-19 April 2, 2018

All private schools must tentatively communicate Public holidays (like Eid, National day and other similar holidays) to the parents and confirm these holidays to the parent once declared by the UAE government authority. Go here for the list of expected UAE public holidays in 2018.


Comments
2 Archived Comments
Vikas
Archived 20th Jan 2016, 09:34

What is the latest information available about these dates. We are hearing many different rumors about 2016 Summer Holidays dates,e.g. 06Jul to 12Sep!

Ahmed
Archived 19th Jan 2016, 08:19

The above should be titled as School Calendar instead of school holidays. Could be more helpful of number of days off were mentioned.