Official UAE school calendar for 2018-19

Plan your holidays! Here is the confirmed school calendar for this academic year

10:00 January 24, 2018

The school calendar for private schools in Dubai has been announced for 2018-2019. These dates have been announced by KHDA or Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

Academic calendar for Dubai private schools (KHDA)

Monday, April 02, 2018Start of academic year
Sunday, July 01, 2018Summer break begins
Sunday, September 02, 2018Return from summer break
Sunday, December 16, 2018Winter break begins
Sunday, January 06, 2019Return from winter break (three weeks)
Between March 14-21, 2019End of academic year (based on KHDA instructions and approvals)
Monday, April 01, 2019New academic year begins 

However, based on KHDA approvals, schools may extend or reduce winter break (four weeks or two weeks). 

**The MoE dates for 2018-2019 are yet to be announced as of published date.

Academic year 2017-2018 (Ministry of Education)

September 3, 2017First day for teachers and administrative staff
September 10, 2017Term 1 begins for all students
December 17, 2017Term 1 ends (Winter Break)
January 2, 2018Teachers and all administrative staff return to work
January 14, 2018Term 2 begins for all students
March 25, 2018Term 2 ends (Spring Break)
April 1, 2018Teachers and all administrative staff return to work
April 8, 2018Term 3 begins for all students
July 5, 2018Term 3 ends (for students)
July 12, 2018Last day for teachers and administrative staff

Source: Ministry of Education UAE -- Kindly address individual queries through your child's school or the ministry.

For winter break, students will receive a three-week holiday, and teachers two weeks. For spring break, students will have a two and a half week holiday and teachers a one and a half week holiday. Summer breaks will be the longest as usual, with students enjoying a seven-week break, with teachers receiving six weeks.

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