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.
Go here for a list of UAE public holidays in 2017.
|Dubai Private Schools - Academic Year 2017/2018|
|Start of academic year||10 September, 2017 *|
|Winter break begins||17 December, 2017 (Three weeks) ** The KHDA has tentitively suggested that schools can apply for 4 weeks for Winter holidays... however this is to be confirmed|
|Return from winter break||7 January, 2018|
|Spring break begins||25 March, 2018 (Two weeks)|
|Return from spring break||8 April, 2018|
|End of academic year||28 June, 2018 *|
Asian schools calendar for Academic Year 2017-18 not yet released.
Public holidays (like Eid, National day and other similar holidays) will be tentatively communicated by schools and then confirmed as per the UAE government declaration.
Note: Schools starting in September have the flexibility to adjust the opening and the closing date by one week (either earlier or later) subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days and receiving KHDA approval.
Private schools in Dubai following MoE curriculum have three weeks Winter Break in line with the MoE calendar:
- Winter Break 2017/2018: begins on 17 Dec 2017 and classes resumes on 7 Jan, 2018.