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UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai School Holidays, Official 2017, 2018
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UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai School Holidays, Official 2017, 2018

by Sim HermsoneJune 26, 2016
Ministry of Education approved school holidays. These dates were meant to apply to all schools across the emirates, however it is clear that some flexibility is being shown.

 

Academic year 2016-2017

August 21, 2016 First day for teachers and administrative staff
August 28, 2016 Term 1 begins for all students
December 18, 2016 Term 1 ends
January 8, 2017 Term 2 begins for all students
March 26, 2017 Term 2 ends
April 2, 2017 Teachers and all administrative staff return to work
April 9, 2017 Term 3 begins for all students
June 22, 2017 NEXT: Term 3 ends
July 6, 2017 Last day for teachers and administrative staff

 

Academic year 2017-2018 (next academic year)

September 3, 2017 First day for teachers and administrative staff
September 10, 2017 Term 1 begins for all students
December 14, 2017 Term 1 ends (Winter Break)
January 2, 2018 Teachers and all administrative staff return to work
January 7, 2018 Term 2 begins for all students
March 25, 2018 Term 2 ends
April 1, 2018 Teachers and all administrative staff return to work
April 8, 2018 Term 3 begins for all students
June 28, 2018 Term 3 ends (for students)
July 5, 2018 Last day for teachers and administrative staff

 

For Indian, Pakistani and Japanese curriculum schools, the academic year is from April to March. For all other curricula, as mentioned above, it begins in September and ends in June or July. 
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Sim Hermsone

Sim is a researcher and writer for SchoolsCompared.com and WhichSchoolAdvisor.com.

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