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School Holidays and Academic Calendar in Dubai

School Holidays and Academic Calendar in Dubai

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School Holidays and Academic Calendar in Dubai

School Holidays and Academic Calendar in Dubai

The schools in Dubai typically have three terms and half terms... Here we have all the dates you need...

We have scoured the websites of the different schools to give you all the up-to-date information on the different school holidays. Click on any one of the anchors below to find the holiday dates of your preferred school.

Dubai school holidays and academic calendar
For the current and next academic year, the new dates are as follows:

Academic Year 16/17
Staff begin: August 21st, 2016
Term 1 begins: August 28th, 2016
Term 1 ends: December 18th, 2016
Term 2 begins: January 8th, 2017
Term 2 ends: March 26th, 2017
Term 3 begins: April 9th, 2017
Staff finish: July 6th, 2017
Term 3 ends: June 22nd, 2017
Academic Year 17/18
Staff begin: September 3rd, 2017
Term 1 begins: September 10th, 2017
Term 1 ends: December 14th, 2017
Staff return: January 2nd, 2018
Term 2 begins: January 7th, 2018
Term 2 ends: March 25th, 2018
Staff return: April 1st, 2018
Term 3 begins: April 8th, 2018
Term 3 ends: June 28th, 2018
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. 

Addition to the above information from KHDA, we've gathered a list of all the Dubai schools and links to their academic calendars for your use here, as well as the official KHDA public holidays. Please use our alphabetised contents to help find the school you're looking for:

A - C | D - F | G - I | J - L | M - O | P - R | S - U | V - Z

A - C
Al Ameen Private School | Al Diyafah High School | Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs | Al Mawakeb School | Al Mizhar American Academy | Al Sadiq Islamic English School | Al Salam Private SchoolAmerican School of Dubai | Arab Unity SchoolBilva Indian School | Bradenton Preparatory Academy Dubai | Cambridge International School Dubai | Capital School Dubai | The Children's Garden | The City School International DubaiClarion School | Collegiate American School | Credence High School |  | The International School of Choueifat 

D - F
Deira International School | Deira Private School | Dovecote Green Primary School | Dubai American Academy | Dubai British School | Dubai British Foundation | Dubai Centre for Special Needs | Dubai College | Dubai English Speaking School | Dubai English Speaking College | Dubai International Academy | Durham International School | Emirates English Speaking School | Emirates International School | English College Dubai | Foremarke School

G - I
GEMS FirstPoint School | GEMS Metropole School | GEMS The Millenium School | GEMS Modern Academy | GEMS Royal Dubai SchoolGEMS Wellington Academy | GEMS World Academy | German International School Dubai | Greenfield Community School | Hartland International School | Horizon School Dubai | Horizon International School | Indian High School | International Concept for Education (ICE) 

J - L
Japanese School Dubai | Jebel Ali Primary School |  Jumeira Baccalaureate School | Jumeirah College | Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) | Jumeirah Primary School | K12 International Academy | Kent College Dubai | Kings School Dubai | Lycee Francais International Dubai |Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou | Lycee Libanais Francophone Prive

M - O
Nord Anglia International School | North American International SchoolOntario International Canadian School | The Oxford School

P - R
Queen International SchoolRaffles International School | Raffles World Academy | Regent International School | Repton School Dubai | Royal School Dubai | Russian School Dubai

S - U
Sabari Indian School | The Sheffield Private SchoolSafa British School | Safa Community School | Springdales School Dubai | St. Mary's Catholic High SchoolStar International School | Universal American School | Uptown School 

V - Z
Victory Heights Primary School | GEMS Wellington International School |  GEMS Wellington Primary School | GEMS The Westminster School
Dubai School Holidays
*Last updated on March 2017. All Islamic Holidays are subject to change as per Lunar Calendar.
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  • Doubting Thomas on 01 Mar 2015 05:19:56 PM
    Safa Community School is not on the list
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  • Mohammed Abualrub on 16 Apr 2015 12:48:51 AM
    Are you Sure that the Last day of Summer team 25th June ? Because many people Say that the last day will be on July or 29th June ! Please someone replay me !
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  • admin on 26 Apr 2015 02:57:50 PM
    Hi Mohammed Abualrub, The dates listed are provided by the KHDA Calendar, and may vary by a couple of days from school to school. It's best to double check with the school directly as to when the last day of summer term is. EW Admin
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  • Ekta Narula Chandra on 02 May 2015 08:02:21 PM
    Hi I need help my husband is joining a job in ras Al khaimah.i am looking for good indian schools in RAK . Plz help me with necessary information. Mrs chandra
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