The Academic Calendar of Dubai Private Schools


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

The Academic Calendar 2020-2021 for Dubai Private Schools beginning in September
Start of academic yearAugust 30, 2020
Winter breakDecember 13, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Spring breakMoE Curriculum Schools:
March 28, 2021 – April 15, 2021

International Curriculum Schools:
March 28, 2021 – April 8, 2021

*The International Curriculum Schools have the option to extend the Spring Break up to one week.

Academic year not to end beforeJune 30, 2021

All private schools can only tentatively communicate public holidays (like Eid, UAE National Day) to parents and confirm them once declared by the UAE government authority.

Dubai Private Schools Starting in April - Academic year 2021-22

Start of academic year

April 4, 2021

Summer break begins

July 4, 2021

Return from summer break

August 29, 2021

Winter break begins

December 12, 2021

Return from winter break

January 2, 2022

End of academic year

Between March 10 and March 31, 2022

These private schools can close any day from March 10 and March 31, 2022, subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of school days and receiving KHDA approval.

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