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UAE School Holidays 2024 and 2025

This page contains a calendar of all 2024 and 2025 school holidays in the UAE. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Ministry of Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

School Calendar 2023-2024

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School28 Aug 2023
(Mon)
Winter Holidays11 Dec 2023
(Mon)
1 Jan 2024
(Mon)
Spring Holidays25 Mar 2024
(Mon)
14 Apr 2024
(Sun)

School Calendar 2024-2025

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School26 Aug 2024
(Mon)
Winter Holidays16 Dec 2024
(Mon)
5 Jan 2025
(Sun)
Spring Holidays24 Mar 2025
(Mon)
13 Apr 2025
(Sun)

Please visit moe.gov.ae for the original release of the 2023-2024 approved calendar and 2024-2025 approved calendar.

The school term and holiday dates in the United Arab of Emirates are regulated by the Ministry of Education.

The academic calendar in the UAE begins in summer (August) every year. There are 3 terms in each academic year – with 3 holidays in between. Winter holidays span across 3 weeks; while spring holidays are around 2 weeks. Among the three holidays, the summer holidays give students the most time off of up to 7 weeks. In addition, private schools in the UAE are given a one week window of flexibility with dates to accommodate foreign exam schedules.

School holidays, especially in summer are a prime time for activities and family travels. So, make sure to book your family holiday plans in advance.