The Academic Calendar of Dubai Private Schools


The Academic Calendar issued by the Ministerial Development Council for Dubai Private Schools

The Academic Calendar 2018-2019 for Dubai Private Schools
Start of academic yearSeptember 2, 2018
Winter break beginsDecember 16, 2018
Four weeks for MoE curriculum schools
Three weeks for Other schools
Return from winter break

January 13, 2019 for MoE schools

January 6, 2019 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 30th December 2018 
-OR, extend the winter break to four weeks. Classes are resumed 13th January, 2019.
Spring break beginsMarch 31, 2019 (Two weeks)
Return from spring breakApril 14, 2019
End of academic yearJuly 4, 2019

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 2018/2019
Start of academic yearApril 2, 2018
Summer break beginsJuly 1, 2018
Return from summer breakSeptember 2, 2018
Winter break beginsDecember 16, 2018
Return from winter breakJanuary 6, 2019 (three weeks) The private schools in Dubai starting in April may choose to reduce or extend the winter break based on KHDA approval:

Reduce the winter break to two weeks. Classes resumed on December 30, 2018

Or

Extend the winter break to four weeks. Classes are resumed January 13, 2019
End of academic yearBetween March 14-21, 2019These private schools can close any day from March 14th and 21st, subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days and receiving KHDA approval.
New academic year begins 2019/2020April 1, 2019

Dubai Private Schools Starting in April - Academic year 2019/2020

Start of academic year

April 1, 2019

Summer break begins

June 30, 2019

Return from summer break

September 1, 2019

Winter break begins

December 15, 2019

Return from winter break

Option 1: Return on Sunday Dec 29, 2019 (two weeks)
 
Option 2: Return on Sunday Jan 5, 2020 (three weeks)

Option 3: Return on Sunday Jan 12, 2020 (four weeks)

End of academic year

Between March 15-19, 2020

Subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days.

New academic year begins 2020/2021

April 1, 2020

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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