UAE schools will have only a four-day week next week as Friday 29 September will be a UAE public holiday in honour of the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday (PBUH).
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) officially confirmed today that Friday 29 September will now be an official public holiday.
It published on its social media account on 18 September:
“The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that Friday, 29 September, 2023 (14 Rabi al-Awwal 1445H) is a paid public holiday for private sector employees to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). On this auspicious occasion, we extend our heartfelt greetings to the UAE leadership, citizens and residents.”
Since the public holiday falls on a Friday, this will mean a long weekend for schoolchildren and all public and private sectors who work the Monday to Friday week.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that Friday, 29 September, 2023 (14 Rabi al-Awwal 1445H) is a paid public holiday for private sector employees to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him).
On this auspicious occasion, we…
— وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) September 18, 2023
This is the penultimate long weekend that UAE families can look forward to this year. There is another one on the horizon over the National Day holiday in early December.
The academic calendar for 2024 – 2026 has been announced, and there are some big changes to come to terms with – including a bumper nine-day public holiday next year, as well as some interesting changes to the start and end dates of the major school holidays. Read our story to find out more: UAE School Holidays 2024-2026: Big changes announced.
Here is a rundown of all the School Holidays you can plan for over the upcoming academic year.
UAE School Holiday Dates 2023-2026 Overview
All the school holiday dates for the next three years, including currently available public holidays, at a glance:
|ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-2024|
|WINTER TERM 2023|
|First Day of Term||Monday 28th August 2023|
|Prophet’s Birthday*||Friday 29th September 2023|
|Half Term||Tuesday, 17th to Friday 20th October 2023|
|Commemoration Day*||Friday 1st December 2023|
|National Day*||Saturday 2nd December 2023|
|Last Day of Term||Friday 8th December 2023|
|SPRING TERM 2024|
|First Day of Term||Tuesday 2nd January 2024|
|Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024|
|Ramadan starts*||Sunday 10th March 2024|
|Last Day of Term||Friday 22nd March 2024|
|Eid Al Fitr Holiday*||Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th April 2024|
|SUMMER TERM 2024|
|First Day of Term|
|Monday 15th April 2024|
|Eid Al Adha*||Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th June 2024|
|Last Day of Term||Friday, 5th July 2024|
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