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, 2018||Start of academic year|
|Sunday, July 01, 2018||Summer break begins|
|Sunday, September 02, 2018||Return from summer break|
|Sunday, December 16, 2018||Winter break begins|
|Sunday, January 06, 2019||Return from winter break (three weeks)|
|Between March 14-21, 2019||End of academic year (based on KHDA instructions and approvals)|
|Monday, April 01, 2019||New 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, 2017||First day for teachers and administrative staff|
|September 10, 2017||Term 1 begins for all students|
|December 17, 2017||Term 1 ends (Winter Break)|
|January 2, 2018||Teachers and all administrative staff return to work|
|January 14, 2018||Term 2 begins for all students|
|March 25, 2018||Term 2 ends (Spring Break)|
|April 1, 2018||Teachers and all administrative staff return to work|
|April 8, 2018||Term 3 begins for all students|
|July 5, 2018||Term 3 ends (for students)|
|July 12, 2018||Last 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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