The Ministry of Education (MoE) announced the official school calendar for all public and private schools in the country on May 15.
Academic year 2018 - 2019 (Ministry of Education)
|August 26, 2018||First day for teachers and administrative staff|
|September 2, 2018||Term 1 begins for all students|
|December 16, 2018||Term 1 ends (Winter Break)|
|January 3, 2019||Teachers and all administrative staff return to work|
|January 6, 2019||Term 2 begins for all students|
|March 31, 2019||Term 2 ends (Spring Break)|
|April 14, 2019||Term 3 begins for all students|
|July 4, 2019||Term 3 ends (for students)|
|July 11, 2019||Last day for teachers and administrative staff|
The school calendar for private schools in Dubai was announced for 2018-2019 earlier this year. Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) regulates the calendar for private schools in Dubai but this corresponds to the ministry approved calendar.
Academic year 2018 - 2019 (KHDA)
|April 02, 2018||Start of academic year|
|July 01, 2018||Summer break begins|
|September 02, 2018||Return from summer break|
|December 16, 2018||Winter break begins|
|January 06, 2019||Return from winter break (three weeks)|
|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).