School Holidays 2017 and 2018
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The school term and holiday dates in the United Arab of Emirates are regulated by the Ministry of Education. According to the ministerial decree passed, the Minister of Education has announced the term dates for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic years.
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.
Academic Year 2016-2017
|Term 2||8 Jan 2017|
|23 Mar 2017|
|Spring Holidays||24 Mar 2017|
|8 Apr 2017|
|Term 3||9 Apr 2017|
|22 Jun 2017|
|Summer Holidays||23 Jun 2017|
|9 Sep 2017|
Academic Year 2017-2018
The dates below reflect the latest announcement on the MOE’s facebook page on 10 May 2017.
|Term 1||10 Sep 2017|
|14 Dec 2017|
|Winter Holidays||15 Dec 2017|
|13 Jan 2018|
|Term 2||14 Jan 2018|
|22 Mar 2018|
|Spring Holidays||23 Mar 2018|
|7 Apr 2018|
|Term 3||8 Apr 2018|
|5 Jul 2018|
|Summer Holidays||6 Jul 2018|
Visit moe.gov.ae for the original release.
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