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Dubai Dubai School Holidays 2013-2014

Dubai Dubai School Holidays 2013-2014

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Dubai School Holidays (Academic Year 2014-2015)

The schools in Dubai typically have three terms and half terms. 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 anyone of the anchors below to find the holiday dates of your preferred school. 

Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs; Al Mizhar American AcademyAmerican School of Dubai; 
Bradenton Preparatory Academy Dubai

Cambridge International School Dubai; International School of Choueifat; 
Deira International School
Deira Private SchoolDubai American AcademyDubai British School; Dubai British FoundationDubai CollegeDubai English Speaking CollegeDubai English Speaking School; Dubai International Academy
Emirates International SchoolEnglish College Dubai
GEMS First PointeGEMS World Academy; Greenfield Community School
Horizon School Dubai
Jumeirah English Speaking SchoolJumeirah CollegeJumeira Baccalaureate SchoolJumeirah Primary School; 
K12 International Academy
Kings School Dubai;
Nord Anglia International School;
Raffles International School; Raffles World Academy; Regent International SchoolRepton School Dubai; Royal Dubai School
Safa SchoolStar International School JumeirahStar International School Mirdiff;
 Universal American School; Uptown School
Victory Heights Primary School
Wellington Primary School

Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs

Winter term 2013
Term begins for children - Monday September 9, 2013
Mid-term break - Sunday October 13, 2013 to Thursday October 17, 2013
Inclusive of Eid Al Adha (both days inclusive)
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - Monday December 2, 2013 to Tuesday December 3, 2013
Last working day of term - Thursday December 12, 2013
Spring term 2014
Term begins Sunday January 05, 2014
Prophets Birthday* Thursday January 13, 2014
Last working day of term - Thursday March 27, 2014
Summer term 2014
Term begins - Sunday April 13, 2014
Al Esra wa Al Miraj Day* Monday May 26, 2014
Last day for students Thursday June 26, 2014
Last day for staff Thursday July 03, 2014
New academic year 2014-2015
First day for Students - Monday September 08, 2014

*All Islamic holidays are subject to change as per Lunar Calendar

Al Mizhar American Academy

1st Day all students - Wednesday September 4, 2013
*Eid Al Adha break - Friday 11th October through Saturday October 19, 2013
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013

UAE National Holiday - Monday & Tuesday December 2 & 3, 2013
Winter break - Friday December 20, 2013 to Saturday January 4, 2014
Classes resume - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday - January 12, 2014

School holiday - Friday March 7 to Sunday March 9, 2014
Spring break - Friday April 11 to  Saturday April 26, 2014

End of 4th Quarter - Wednesday June 25, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, dates subject to change
American School of Dubai

First day of school - Monday August 26, 2013
School holiday - Sunday October 13, 2013
School holiday - Monday October 14, 2013
*Eid Al Adha (School holiday) - Tuesday October 15, 2013 to Thursday October 17, 2013
School holiday - Monday November 4, 2013
School holiday - Thursday November 28, 2013
School holiday - Sunday December 1, 2013
School holiday - Monday December 2, 2013

First day of Winter Break - Sunday December 22, 2013
Classes resume - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophets Birthday (School holiday) - Monday January 13, 2014
School holiday - Thursday February 20, 2014

Spring break - Thursday April 3, 2014
Classes resume - Wednesday April 13, 2014
School holiday - Sunday April 20, 2014
School holiday - Sunday May 25, 2014

Last day of school - Thursday June 12, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, dates subject to change

Bradenton Preparatory Academy

Family orientation and picnic day - Thursday September 5, 2013
School starts - Wednesday September 8, 2013
*Eid al Adha - Monday October 14, 2013 to Thursday October 17, 2013
School holiday - Monday November 4, 2013
School holiday - Sunday December 1 to Tuesday December 3, 2013
Winter break - Thursday December 19, 2013 to Sunday January 5, 2014

*School holiday - Monday January 13, 2014 
Spring break - Sunday April 6, 2014 to Sunday April 13, 2014
School holiday - Wednesday May 28, 2014
Last day of classes - Wednesday June 25, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change


Cambridge International School

School starts - Wednesday September 4, 2013
*Eid al Adha - Sunday October 13, 2013 to Thursday October 17, 2013
School holiday - Monday November 4, 2013
School holiday - Sunday December 1 to Tuesday December 3, 2013
Term 1 break - Sunday December 22, 2013 to Sunday January 5, 2014

*School holiday - Monday January 13, 2014 
Midterm 2 break - Thursday February 20, 2014 to Sunday February 23, 2014
Term 2 break - Sunday April 6, 2014 to Sunday April 20, 2014
School holiday - Monday May 26, 2014
Last day of classes - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

International School of Choueifat Dubai

Term 1
First day of school (Gr7-13. Lev. I to O & Gr 1 Lev. C) - Sunday September 1, 2013
First day of school (Gr2-6. Lev. D to H) - Monday September 2, 2013
First day of school (KG2. Lev. B) - Tuesday September 3, 2013
First day of school (KG1. Lev. A) - Wednesday September 4, 2013

School holiday October 14-17, 2013
School holiday November 4, 2013
School holiday December 1-3, 2013
End of term, December 15, 2013

Term 2
School starts, Sunday January 5, 2014
School holiday, Monday January 13, 2014
School holiday, March 30 to April 12, 2014
School holiday, April 20, 2014
End of term, June 24, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Deira International School

Term 1
School year starts - September 1, 2013
Staff Inset (no students) - October 4-6, 2013
*Eid al Adha, Arafat and half-term holidays - October 13-17, 2013
*Islamic New Year - November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - December 2, 2013
End of term - December 19, 2013

Term 2
Term starts - January 5, 2014
*Prophet’s Birthday - January 13, 2014
Mid-term break - February 16-20, 2014
International Day - February 8, 2014
End of term - April 10, 2014

Term 3
Term starts - April 27, 2014
*Al Isra Wal Miraj Day -  May 26, 2014
End of term - June 19, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Deira Private School

Term 1
School year starts - September 1, 2013
*Eid al Adha, Arafat and half-term holidays - October 11th-19, 2013
*Islamic New Year - November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - December 1 - 3, 2013
End of term - December 19, 2013

Term 2
Term starts - January 5, 2014
*Prophet’s Birthday - January 12, 2014
Mid-term break - February 6-8, 2014
End of term - March 20, 2014

Term 3
Term starts - April 6, 2014
Mid Term Break - May 15-17, 2014
*Al Isra Wal Miraj Day - May 27, 2014
End of term - June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Dubai American Academy

First day of school for Grades 1-12 Sunday September 1, 2013
First day of school PreK, KG1, KG2 Monday September 2, 2013
School holiday (Includes Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha) - Sunday-Thursday October 13-17, 2013
Classes resume - Sunday October 20, 2013
* Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
School Holiday (American Thanksgiving) Thursday-Sunday November 28 - December 1, 2013
UAE National Day (Holiday) - Monday-Tuesday December 2-3, 2013

Winter break starts at 12:00 - Thursday December 19, 2013
Classes resume - Sunday January 5, 2014
* Prophet Mohamed’s (PBUH) Birthday - Monday January 13, 2014

School holiday - Sunday February 23, 2014

Spring break starts at 12:00 - Thursday April 10, 2014
Classes resume - Monday April 21, 2014
* Isra’a Miraj - Tuesday May 27, 2014
Last day of school for students at 12:00 - Wednesday June 18, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Dubai British School

All Students in School - Monday September 2, 2013
Eid Al-Adha Holiday* & Half Term Break - Sunday October 13 - Thursday October 17, 2013
1st day back after Half Term Break - Sunday October 20, 2013
Islamic New Year* - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Days - Monday December 2 - Tuesday December 3, 2013
Winter Break (inclusive) Sunday December 22, 2013 - Sunday January 5, 2014
Staff Professional Development Day (no pupils) - Sunday January 5, 2014

Term Two begins - Monday January 6, 2014
Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday* - Monday January 13, 2014
Half Term Break - Sunday February 23 - Monday February 24, 2014
1st day back after Half Term Break - Tuesday February 25, 2014
Spring Break (inclusive) Sunday April 13 - Thursday April 24, 2014
Term Three begins Sunday April 27, 2014
Isra’a & Mi’raj Day* - Monday May 26, 2014
Last Day for Students & Staff - Thursday June 26, 2014

Dubai British Foundation

Term 1 starts - 1st September 2014
Mid term - 4th - 9th October 2014
Islamic New Year - 25th October 2014
UAE National Day - 2nd December 2014
Term 1 last day - 18th December 2014

Term 2 starts - 5th January 2015
Mid term - 18th - 21st February 2015
Term 2 last day - 26th March 2015

Term 3 starts - 12th April 2015
Term 3 last day - 25th June 2015

Dubai College

Term 1
First day - Sunday September 8, 2013
School holiday - Thursday October 11 to Sunday October 20, 2013
*School holiday - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - Monday December 2, 2013
Term ends - Thursday December 19, 2013  

Term 2
First day – Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophet’s birthday – Thursday January 13, 2014
Half term – Thursday February 13, 2014 to Sunday February 23, 2014
Term ends – Thursday April 3, 2014

Term 3
First day – Monday April 21, 2014
*Ascension of Prophet – Monday May 26, 2014
Term ends – Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Dubai English Speaking School

Term Starts Sunday September 8, 2013
Eid Al Adha & Half Term Sunday October 13, 2013 - Thursday October 17, 2013
Islamic New Year Monday November 4, 2013*
National Day Monday December 2, 2013*
End of Term Thursday December 19, 2013

Term Starts Sunday January 5, 2014
Prophet’s Birthday Monday January 13, 2014*
Half Term Sunday February 16 to Thursday 20, 2014
End of Term Thursday 3rd April 2014

Term Starts Sunday April 20, 2014
Al Esra Wa Al Miraj Day Monday May 26, 2014*
End of Term Thursday June 26, 2014

* National Day holiday and Islamic observances: actual dates to be confirmed


Dubai English Speaking College

Winter term 2013

Term starts - Sunday September 8, 2013
*Eid al Adha/Arafat Day and Half Term - Sunday 13 – Thursday October 17, 2013
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day -  Monday December 2, 2013
End of term - Thursday December 19, 2013

Spring term 2014
Term starts - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophet’s Birthday Monday January 13, 2014
Half term - Sunday 16 to Thursday February 20, 2014
End of term - Thursday April 3, 2014

Summer term 2014
Term starts -  Sunday April 20, 2014
*Al Esra Wa Al Miraj Day - Monday May 26, 2014*
End of term - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Dubai International Academy

All students return - Tuesday September 3, 2013
No school for students - Thursday October 3, 2013
School holiday - Sunday October 13, 2013
*Eid Al Adha & Arafat Day - Monday 14 to Thursday October 17, 2013
Hijiri New Year - Sunday November 3, 2013
UAE National Day - Sunday December 1, 2013 to Monday December 2, 2013
Early dismissal for Winter break - Thursday December 19, 2013
Winter break - Sunday December 22, 2013 to Sunday January 5, 2014

*Prophet’s birthday - Thursday January 13, 2014
No school for students - Thursday January 30, 2014
DIA Holiday (Mid Term) - Thursday February 13 to Sunday February 16, 2014
Spring break - Friday April 4, 2014 to Sunday 13, 2014
Return to school - Monday April 14, 2014
Last day for students – Monday June 23, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Emirates International School

Winter term 2013
Term starts - Sunday September 1, 2013
*Eid al Adha and 'Half Term' - Sunday October 13 - Thursday October 17, 2013*
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - Monday December 2, 2013
End of term - Wednesday December 18, 2013

Spring term 2014
Term starts - Monday January 6, 2014
*Prophet's Birthday - Tuesday January 12, 2014
Half term - Tuesday February 25 - Thursday February 27, 2014 (inclusive)
End of term - Thursday April 17, 2014

Summer term 2014
Term starts - Sunday April 27, 2014
El Esra wa Al Miraj Day - Sunday May 25, 2014
End of term - Thursday June 19, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

English College Dubai

Winter term 2013
New students - Thursday September 5, 2013
Term starts - Sunday September 8, 2013
*Eid al Adha and 'Half Term' - Sunday October 13 - Thursday October 17, 2013*
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - Monday December 2, 2013
End of term Thursday December 19, 2013

Spring term 2014
Term starts - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophet's Birthday - Tuesday January 14, 2014
Half term - Sunday February 16 - Thursday February 20, 2014 (inclusive)
End of term - Thursday April 10, 2014

Summer term 2014
Term starts - Sunday April 27, 2014
El Esra wa Al Miraj Day - Sunday May 25 - Tuesday May 27, 2014* (inclusive)
End of term - Monday June 30, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

GEMS World Academy

New student orientation - September 1, 2013
First day of school / 1st Semester / 1st Quarter - September 2, 2013
First day for PK through KG2 - September 3, 2013

School holiday - October 13, 2013
* Arafah Day/Eid al Adha - October 14, 2013
*Eid Al Adhah break - October 15 to October 17, 2013
Classes resume - October 20, 2013
*Islamic New Year - November 4, 2013
Classes resume - November 5, 2013
Professional development day (no school) - November 28, 2013
School holiday - December 1, 2013
UAE National Day - December 2 & December 3, 2013
Start of Winter break (early dismissal at 12:00 PM) - December 19, 2013

Professional development day (no school) - January 5, 2014
Classes resume - January 6, 2014
*Prophet’s birthday (PBUH) - January 13, 2014
Professional development day (no school) - March 2, 2014

Start of Spring break (early dismissal 12:00 PM) - April 10 to April 20, 2014
Classes resume - April 21, 2014
Last day of school (early dismissal at 12:00 PM) - June 19, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Greenfield Community School

Classes begin - Sunday September 1, 2013
School holiday - Thursday October 3, 2013
Eid holidays – Thursday October 10, 2013 to Sunday October 19, 2013
School holiday - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - Monday 2 & Tuesday December 3, 2013
Last day of term - Thursday December 19, 2013

Start of 2014 term - Sunday January 5, 2014
Prophets birthday - Sunday January 12, 2014
School holiday - February 21 to February 23, 2014
Spring half term - April 13 to 26, 2014

School holiday - May 16 to 18, 2014
End of term - Wednesday June 25, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Horizon School Dubai

Autumn Term (Term 1)
Staff return, professional development - Sunday 1st September
Term begins - Tuesday 3rd September
Half term - Sunday 13th October - Thursday 17th October
Islamic New Year - Monday 4th November
National Day - Monday 2nd December
Term ends - Thursday 19th December

Spring Term (Term 2)
Term begins - Sunday 5th January
Prophets Birthday - Monday 13th January (tbc)
Half term - Sunday 16th – Thursday 20th February
Term ends - Thursday 3rd April

Summer Term (Term 3)
Term begins - Sunday 20th April
Al Esra Wa Al Miraj Day - Monday 26th May
Term ends - Thursday 26th June
First day of Ramadan - Saturday 28th June (tbc)

GEMS First Pointe

Term 1 starts - 21st September 2014
Eid Al Adha - 5th - 6th October 2014
UAE National Day - 2nd - 3rd December 2014
Term 1 last day - 18th December 2014

Term 2 starts - 4th January 2015
Term 2 last day - 26th March 2015

Term 3 starts - 12th April 2015
Term 3 last day - 1st July 2015

GEMS Jumeirah College

Start of classes - Wednesday September 4, 2013
Half term - October 11 to 19, 2013
Staff training day - November 3, 2013
* School holiday - November 4, 2013
Staff training day - Sunday December 1, 2013
UAE National Day - Monday December 2, 2013
Last day of term - Thursday December 19, 2013

Start of classes - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophets birthday - Monday January 13, 2014
School holiday - February 19 to 22, 2014
Half term - April 4 to 19, 2014
*School holiday - May 26, 2014
Last day of term - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Orientation day for new students - Sunday September 1, 2013
All students return to school - Monday September 2, 2013
*Eid Al Adha & School semi-semester holiday begins - Sunday October 13, 2013
School re-opens after Eid break - Sunday October 20, 2013
* Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - Monday December 2, 2013
National Day school holiday - Tuesday December 3, 2013
Winter break begins - Sunday December 22, 2013

School re-opens after winter break - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Holy Prophet’s birthday, PBUH - Sunday January 12, 2014

Semi-semester break - Sunday February 23, 2014
Semi-semester break - Monday February 24, 2014
School re-opens after semi-semester break - Tuesday February 25, 2014

Spring break starts - Sunday April 13, 2014
School re-opens after Spring break - Sunday April 27, 2014
* Isara’a & Mi’raj - Tuesday May 27
Last day of academic year for students - Wednesday June 25, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

JESS- Jumeirah English Speaking School

Term begins - Monday September 2, 2013
*Half term/Arafat Day/Eid Al Adha - Sunday October 13 to Thursday October 17, 2013 (5 days) circa.
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day - Monday 2 to Tuesday December 3, 2013 (2days) circa
Term ends - Thursday December 19, 2013

Term begins - Monday January 6, 2014
*Prophet’s Birthday - Monday January 13, 2014 (1 day) circa
Half term - Sunday 16 to February 20, 2014 (5 days)
Term ends - Thursday April 3 2014

Secondary moderation/inset - Sunday April 20, 2014
Term begins - Monday April 21, 2014
*Israa and Miraaj - Monday May 26, 2014 (1 day) circa
Term ends - Tuesday July 1,2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Jumeirah Primary School

First day of term - Wednesday September 4, 2013
*Eid Al Adha/ Midterm break - October 11, 2013 to October 19, 2013
School holiday - Sunday November 3 & Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day / School holiday - December 1,2,3, 2013
School holiday - Thursday December 19, 2013 to Sunday January 5, 2014

First day of term - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophet’s birthday - Monday January 13, 2014
School holiday - February 20, 21 & 22, 2014
Last day of term - Thursday April 3, 2014

First day of term - Sunday April 20, 2014
School holiday - Monday May 26, 2014
Last day of term - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

K-12 International Academy

Fall term 3 starts - September 4, 2013
Fall term 4 starts - September 18, 2013
Teacher In-Service September 20, 2013
Fall term 5 starts - October 9, 2013
Columbus Day - October 14, 2013
Teacher In-Service - October 18, 2013
Fall term 6 starts - November 6, 2013
Veterans Day - November 11, 2013
Thanksgiving Break - November 27 - 29, 2013
Winter Break - December 23, 2013 - January 3, 2014 (school resumes January 4)
Spring term 1 starts - January 8, 2014
Martin Luther King Day - January 20, 2014
Spring term 2 starts - January 29, 2014
Teacher In-Service - February 7, 2014
Spring term 3 starts - February 12, 2014
Presidents Day - February 17, 2014
Spring term 4 starts - February 26, 2014
Teacher In-Service - March 14, 2014
Spring term 5 starts - March 19, 2014
Spring Break April 14-18, 2014 (school resumes April 21)
Spring term 6 starts - April 23, 2014.
Memorial Day - May 26, 2014
Independence Day - July 4, 2014

Kings’ Dubai

Induction Day for new children - 8th September 2014
Term 1 Begins – 9th September 2014
Eid Al Adha - 5th and 6th October 2014 (TBC)
Islamic New Year - 25th October 2014 (TBC)
Half term – 2nd – 6th November 2014
National Day – 2nd December 2014
Term 1 Ends - 18th December 2014

Term 2 Begins – 4th January 2015
Half Term - 15th – 19th February 2015
Term 2 Ends - 26th March 2015

Term 3 Begins – 12th April 2015
Al Isra w Miraj Day - 15th May 2015
Term 3 Ends - 29th June 2015

Nord Anglia International School

Term 1 Begins – 2nd September 2014
Eid Al Adha - 5th and 6th October 2014 (TBC)
Half term - 26th - 30th October 2014 
National Day – 2nd December 2014
Term 1 Ends - 18th December 2014

Term 2 Begins – 4th January 2015
Half Term - 15th – 19th February 2015
Term 2 Ends - 26th March 2015

Term 3 Begins – 12th April 2015
Term 3 Ends - 25th June 2015

Raffles International School - South Campus

New term starts - Monday September 2, 2013
School holiday - Sunday October 13, 2013
*Eid Al Adha and Arafat Day* - Monday 14 to Thursday October 17, 2013
*Hijri New Year - Sunday November 3, 2013
UAE National Day Holiday - Sunday & Monday December 1 & 2, 2013
Early dismissal for Winter break - Thursday December 19, 2013
Winter break - December 19, 2013 to January 4, 2014

Term starts - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophets birthday - Monday January 13, 2014
PD Day (no school for students) - Thursday January 30, 2014
Mid term break - February 13 to 16, 2014
Spring break - April 4 to 12, 2014
Start of new term - Sunday April 13, 2014
School holiday - Sunday April 20, 2014
*Al Israa wa Al Miraj - Sunday May 25, 2014
Last day of term - Thursday June 19, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Raffles World Academy

New term starts - Monday September 2, 2013
School holiday - Sunday October 13, 2013
*Eid Al Adha and Arafat Day* - Monday 14 to Thursday October 17, 2013
*Hijri New Year - Sunday November 3, 2013
UAE National Day Holiday - Sunday & Monday December 1 & 2, 2013
Early dismissal for Winter break - Thursday December 19, 2013
Winter break - December 19, 2013 to January 4, 2014

Term starts - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophets birthday - Monday January 13, 2014
PD Day (no school for students) - Thursday January 30, 2014
Term starts – February 2, 2014
Mid-term break - February 13 to 16, 2014
Spring break - April 4 to 12, 2014
Start of new term - Sunday April 13, 2014
School holiday - Sunday April 20, 2014
*Al Israa wa Al Miraj - Sunday May 25, 2014
Last day of term - Thursday June 19, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Regent International School

Autumn term 2013
New students & 6th form induction - Sunday September 1, 2013
Term starts - Monday September 2, 2013
Half term break - Sunday 13 to Thursday October 17, 2013
*Arafat Day - Monday October 14, 2013
*Islamic New Year - Monday  November 4, 2013 
UAE National Day - Monday December 2, 2013
End of term - Thursday December 19, 2013 '12.00pm finish'

Spring term 2014
Term starts - Sunday January 5, 2014
New students start - Monday January 6, 2014
*Prophet’s birthday - Monday January 13, 2014
Half term break -  Wednesday 19 to Thursday February 20, 2014
End of term - Thursday April 3, 2014 '12.00pm finish'

Summer term 2014
Term starts - Sunday April 20, 2014
New students start - Monday April 21, 2014
*Al Esra Wa - Monday May 26, 2014
Half term break -  Sunday 25 to Monday May 26, 2014
End of term -  Thursday June 26, 2014 '12.00pm finish'

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Repton School Dubai

~ Junior School: New Pupil Induction Day: Sunday 1 September 2013
~ Senior School: New Pupil Induction Day: Monday 2 September 2013

Term starts - Monday September 2, 2013
*Half term and Eid Al Adha start - Thursday October 10 2013
Term resumes - Sunday October 20, 2013
*Hijri New Year - Monday November 4, 2013 (Government and Islamic Holiday, school closed)
UAE National Day - Monday December 2, 2013 (Government & Islamic Holiday, school closed) & Tuesday December 3, 2013

Term ends Junior & Senior - Thursday December 19, 2013

Spring Term 2014
Term starts - Monday January 6, 2014
*Prophet’s birthday - Monday January 13, 2014 (Government and Islamic Holiday, school closed)
Half term starts - Thursday February 13, 2014
Term resumes - Sunday February 23, 2014

Term ends Junior & Senior - Thursday April 3, 2014

Summer Term 2014
Term starts - Sunday April 21, 2014
Half term starts - Thursday May 22, 2014 (Including Government & Islamic Holiday on 26th May 2014 for Israa & Miriaj)
Term resumes - Tuesday May 27, 2014
Term ends Junior & Senior - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Royal School Dubai

Term starts - Wednesday September 4, 2013
School holiday - Friday October 11, 2013 to Saturday October 19, 2013
Staff training day - Sunday November 3, 2013
*Islamic holiday - Monday November 4, 2013
Staff training day - Sunday December 1, 2013
UAE National Day (School holiday) - Monday December 2 & Tuesday December 3, 2013
School holiday - Friday December 20, 2013 to Saturday January 4, 2014
*Islamic holiday - Thursday January 13, 2014
School holiday - Thursday 20 to Saturday February 22, 2014
School holiday - Friday April 4, 2014 to Saturday April 19, 2014
*Islamic holiday - Monday May 26, 2014
Last day of classes - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Safa School

Autumn Term (Term 1)
SMT, Team Leaders and New Staff - Wednesday 28th August 2013
Staff return, professional development - Sunday 1st September 2013
Term begins - Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Half term Sunday - 13th October to Thursday 17th October 2013
Islamic New Year - Monday 4th November* 2013
National Day - Monday 2nd December 2013
Term ends - Thursday 19th December 2013

Spring Term (Term 2)
Term begins Sunday 5th January 2014
Prophets Birthday Monday 13th January (tbc)* 2014
Half term Sunday 16th – Thursday 20th February 2014
Term ends Thursday 3rd April 2014

Summer Term (Term 3)
Term begins Sunday 20th April 2014
Al Esra Wa Al Miraj Day Monday 26th May* 2014
Term ends Thursday 26th June 2014
First day of Ramadan Saturday 28th June (tbc)* 2014
*Islamic observances: actual dates to be confirmed

Star International School – Umm Sheif

Orientation Day for New and Existing Pupils - Sunday September 1, 2013
First day of term 1 - Tuesday September 3, 2013
*Eid / half term break - Sunday October 13 to Thursday October 17, 2013
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day Public Holiday - December 2 & 3, 2013
Last day of term - Thursday December 19, 2013

Pupils return to school. First day of term 2 - Monday January 6, 2014
*Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (PBUH) - Monday January 13, 2014
Half term break - Sunday February 16 to Thursday February 20, 2014
Last day of term 2 - Thursday April 3, 2014
First day of term 3 - Monday April 21, 2014
*Israa and Miraaj Holiday - Monday May 26, 2014
Last day of term 3 - Wednesday June 25, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Star International School – Mirdif

First day term 1 - Thursday September 5, 2013
*Eid / half term break - Sunday October 13 to Thursday October 17, 2013
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
*UAE National Day (Public holiday) - Monday & Tuesday December 2 & 3, 2013
Last day of term- Thursday December 19, 2013 '1pm finish'

First day of term - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (PBUH) - Monday January 13, 2014
Half term break - Sunday February 16 to Thursday February 20, 2014
Last day of term 2 - Thursday April 3, 2014 '1pm finish'
First day of term 3 - Monday April 21, 2014
*Israa and Miraaj Holiday - Monday May 26, 2014
Last day of term - Thursday June 26, 2014 '1pm finish'

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Universal American School

School begins - Monday September 2, 2013
*Eid al Adha-holiday - Tuesday October 15 to Saturday October 19, 2013
*Islamic New Year - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day / school holiday - Sunday 1 & Monday 2 December, 2013
Winter break - Thursday December 19, 2013 to Sunday January 5, 2014
Classes resume - Sunday January 5, 2014
Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (PBUH)* - Monday January 13, 2014

Spring break - Sunday April 6 to Saturday April 12, 2013
School holiday - Sunday April 20, 2013
*Israa and Miraaj Holiday - Monday May 26, 2014
Last day of classes (half day for students) - Wednesday June 11, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Uptown School (Taaleem)

2013
All New students orientation - Sunday 1 September
First day for MYP students - Monday 2 September
First day for KG students - Tuesday 3 September
First day for PYP students - Wednesday 4 September
Arafat-Eid Al Adha holiday*- 13 - 17 October
Islamic New Year* - 3 November
UAE National Day - 1 - 2 December
2014
Winter Break begins - 20 December - 6 January 2014
Students Return to school - Monday 6 January
Prophet Mohd's Birthday* - 12 January
Half Term - 23 February
Spring Break - 13-27 April
Israa and Miraj* - 24 May
Last Day for students - 25 June


Victoria International School of Sharjah

TBC


Victory Heights Primary School

Orientation day for students and parents - Sunday September 1, 2013
Years 1 - 6 first day - Monday September 2, 2013
FS1 & FS2 - half students staggered timings - Monday September 2, 2013 
FS1 & FS2 - half students staggered timings - Tuesday September 3, 2013
*Half Term Holiday /Arafat Day/Eid Al Adha - Sunday - Thursday October 13 - 17, 2013 
* Islamic New Year - Monday November 4th, 2013
* National Day - Monday December 2, 2013
Last day of term - school to close at 12 noon - Thursday December 19, 2013

Winter Term 2014 
Staff return - professional development day - Sunday January 5, 2014 
Winter term begins - all students return - Monday January 6, 2014 
*Prophets Birthday - Monday January 13, 2014
February half term holiday - Sunday 16 - Thursday 20 February, 2014
Last day of Winter term - Thursday April 3, 2014 

Spring Term 2014
Staff return - professional development day - Sunday April 20, 2014 
Spring term begins - All students return - Monday April 21, 2014
*Half term holiday / Israa Al Miraaj - Sunday 25 & Monday 26 May, 2014
Last day of Academic Year - School closes at 12 noon - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

Wellington International School

Term starts – Wednesday September 4, 2013
Eid / half term break - Sunday October 13 to Thursday October 17, 2013
Staff Training Day - Sunday November 3, 2013
*Islamic holiday - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day / School holiday - December 1,2 & 3, 2013
Last day of term - Thursday December 19, 2013

First day of term - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (PBUH) - Monday January 13, 2014
School holiday – Thursday 20 to Saturday February 22, 2014
School holiday – Friday April 4, 2014 to Saturday April 19, 2014
*Israa and Miraaj Holiday - Monday May 26, 2014
Last day of term - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change

GEMS Wellington Primary School

Term starts – Wednesday September 4, 2013
*Eid / half term break - Sunday October 13 to Thursday October 17, 2013
Staff training day - Sunday November 3, 2013
*Islamic holiday - Monday November 4, 2013
UAE National Day / School holiday - December 1,2 & 3, 2013
Last day of term - Thursday December 19, 2013

First day of term - Sunday January 5, 2014
*Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (PBUH) - Monday January 13 2014
School holiday – Thursday 20 to Saturday February 22, 2014
School holiday – Friday April 4, 2014 to Saturday April 19, 2014
*Israa and Miraaj Holiday - Monday May 26, 2014
Last day of term - Thursday June 26, 2014

* Based on lunar observations, subject to change


GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah

TBC


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*Last updated on January 2014. All Islamic Holidays are subject to change as per Lunar Calendar.


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