Students at the Horizon School in Dubai. For illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

Dubai: The educational authority in the UAE has confirmed that the next academic year will commence at the end of August.

On its website, the UAE Ministry of Education explained that students of private and public schools who follow the authority’s curriculum, as well as the foreign curriculum, will resume classes on Sunday August 30, 2020 after their summer holidays.

However, staff and faculty members will be required to return on August 23, 2020.

The winter break for students in private schools with a foreign curriculum will run from December 13 to 31, 2020, and classes will resume on January 3, 2021.

Meanwhile, students from schools that follow the Ministry of Education’s curriculum will enjoy their winter vacation from December 13, 2020 until January 7, 2021. Classes will resume on January 10, 2021.

Academic calendar 2020-21 for private schools with foreign curicula

UAE schools with foreign curriculum 2020-21
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Academic calendar 2020-21 for public and private schools with curriculum from UAE Ministry

UAE school calendar 2020-2021
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