The Academic Calendar of Dubai Private Schools


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

Dubai Private Schools - Academic Year 2016/2017
Start of academic yearAugust 28, 2016Schools starting in September can adjust the opening 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.
Winter break beginsDecember 18, 2016 (Two weeks)Private schools in Dubai following MoE curriculum have three weeks Winter Break in line with the MoE calendar:
The winter Break begins on 18th Dec 2016 and classes resumes on Jan 8, 2017
Return from winter breakJanuary 2, 2017
Spring break beginsMarch 26, 2017 (Two weeks) 
Return from spring breakApril 9, 2017
End of academic yearJune 22, 2017Schools starting in September can adjust 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.

Dubai Private Schools - Academic Year 2017/2018
Start of academic yearSeptember 10, 2017Schools starting in September can adjust the opening 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.
Winter break beginsDecember 24, 2017 (Two weeks)Private schools in Dubai following MoE curriculum have three weeks Winter Break in line with the MoE calendar:
The Winter Break begins on 17th Dec 2017 and classes resumes on Jan 7, 2018
Return from winter breakJanuary 7, 2018
Spring break beginsMarch 25, 2018 (Two weeks) 
Return from spring breakApril 8, 2018
End of academic yearJune 28, 2018Schools starting in September can adjust 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.

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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