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UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai School Holidays, Official Calendar, MoE

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 flexibility is being shown.

 

Academic Year 15/16 Academic Year 16/17 Academic Year 17/18
Begins: August 30th, 2015 Begins: August 28th, 2016 Begins: September 10th, 2017
Staff begin: August 23rd, 2015 Staff begin: August 21st, 2016 Staff begin: September 3rd, 2017
Winter holiday: 3 weeks
Starts on December 20th, 2015
Winter holiday: 3 weeks
Starts on December 18th, 2016
Winter holiday: 3 weeks
Starts on December 17th, 2017
Schools reopen: January 10th, 2016 Schools reopen: January 8th, 2017 Schools reopen: January 7th, 2018
Spring vacation: 2 weeks
Starts on March 27th, 2016
Spring vacation: 2 weeks
Starts on March 26th, 2017
Spring vacation: 2 weeks
Starts on March 25th, 2018
School reopen: April 10th, 2016 School reopen: April 9th, 2017 School reopen: April 8th, 2018
Year ends: June 23rd, 2016 Year ends: June 22nd, 2017 Year ends: June 28th, 2018
Staff finish: July 5th, 2016 Staff finish: July 6th, 2017 Staff finish: July 5th, 2018

 

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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