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 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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