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UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai School Holidays, Official 2018-2019
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UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai School Holidays, Official 2018-2019

by Eimear McKenna SinghMay 16, 2018
Ministry of Education approved school holidays.

According to the MoE statement:

“The academic body in all schools applying to foreign curriculums and the MOE curriculum will starts on Aug. 26, 2018, while students will start on September 2, 2018.”

Dates for the full year as follows:

School Calendar, 2018-2019
What?When?How many days?
First Semester
First day for teachers and admin staff26/08/2018
School begins for students2/9/2018
Winter break for students16/12/2018 – 10/01/201920 working days, 4 Weeks
Winter break for academic staff23/12/2018 – 03/01/201910 working days, 2 weeks
Second Semester
First day for teachers and admin staff6/1/2019
School begins for students/return to school13/01/2019
Spring break for students31/03/2019 – 11/04/201910 working days, 2 weeks
Spring break for academic staff31/3 – 4/4/20195 working days, 1 week
Third Semester
First day for teachers and admin staff7/4/2018
School begins for students/return to school14/04/2019
School ends for students4/7/2019
School ends for academic staff11/7/201930 working days, 6 weeks
Number of school days182With exam days

The Ministry also tweeted that a flexibility margin of one week is granted to private schools of foreign curricula to start the academic calendar. Check with your school for specific dates.

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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