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UAE School Holidays 2021 and 2022

This page contains a calendar of all 2021 and 2022 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 2021-2022

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School29 Aug 2021
(Sun)
Winter Holidays12 Dec 2021
(Sun)
30 Dec 2021
(Thu)
Spring Holidays27 Mar 2022
(Sun)
14 Apr 2022
(Thu)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2022
(Fri)
27 Aug 2022
(Sat)

School Calendar 2022-2023

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School28 Aug 2022
(Sun)
Winter Holidays11 Dec 2022
(Sun)
1 Jan 2023
(Sun)
Spring Holidays26 Mar 2023
(Sun)
13 Apr 2023
(Thu)
Summer Holidays30 Jun 2023
(Fri)

Please visit moe.gov.ae for the original release of the 2021-2022 approved calendar and 2022-2023 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.