The Academic Calendar of Dubai Private Schools


The Academic Calendar issued by the Ministerial Development Council for Dubai Private Schools

The Academic Calendar 2020-21 for Dubai Private Schools beginning in September
Start of academic yearAugust 30, 2020
Winter break beginsDecember 13, 2020
Return from winter break

January 10, 2021 for MoE schools

January 3, 2021 for other schools*


*Other schools (non-MoE) have the following options subject to KHDA approval:

Reduce the winter break to two weeks with classes resuming on December 27, 2020

OR

Extend the winter break to four weeks with classes resuming on January 10, 2021

Spring break beginsMarch 28, 2021 (Two weeks)
Return from spring breakApril 11, 2021
End of academic yearJuly 1, 2021


Dubai Private Schools Starting in April - Academic year 2020-21

Start of academic year

April 1, 2020

Summer break begins

July 5, 2020

Return from summer break

August 30, 2020

Winter break begins

December 13, 2020

Return from winter break

January 3, 2021

Standard three weeks with the option of reducing it to two weeks OR extending it to four weeks.

End of academic year

Between March 14 and April 1, 2021

These private schools can close any day from March 14th and April 1, subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days and receiving KHDA approval.

New academic year begins 2020/2021

April 4, 2021

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