The Academic Calendar of Dubai Private Schools


The Academic Calendar issued by the UAE Cabinet for Dubai Private Schools

Dubai Private Schools - Academic Year 2017/2018
Start of academic yearSeptember 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 beginsMarch 25, 2018 (Two weeks)
Return from spring breakApril 8, 2018
End of academic yearJuly 5, 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.

Dubai Private Schools Starting in April - Academic year 2017/18
Start of academic yearApril 2, 2017
Summer break beginsJune 25, 2017
Return from summer breakSeptember 5, 2017
Winter break beginsDecember 24, 2017
Return from winter breakJanuary 7, 2018
End of academic yearBetween March 22-25, 2018These 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 2018-19April 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.

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