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UAE School Holidays 2018 and 2019

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 and 2019 school holiday dates for the UAE. These dates are unlikely to be modified. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

School Calendar 2017-2018

School Calendar Starts Finishes
First Day of School 10 Sep 2017
(Sun)
Winter Holidays 15 Dec 2017
(Fri)
13 Jan 2018
(Sat)
Spring Holidays 23 Mar 2018
(Fri)
7 Apr 2018
(Sat)
Summer Holidays 6 Jul 2018
(Fri)
1 Sep 2018
(Sat)

School Calendar 2018-2019

School Calendar Starts Finishes
First Day of School 2 Sep 2018
(Sun)
Winter Holidays 16 Dec 2018
(Sun)
10 Jan 2019
(Thu)
Spring Holidays 31 Mar 2019
(Sun)
11 Apr 2019
(Thu)
Summer Holidays 5 Jul 2019
(Fri)
31 Aug 2019
(Sat)

Visit moe.gov.ae for the original releases for school calendar year 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

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.