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School Holidays

School Holidays 2017 and 2018

We currently have school holiday and term dates for 2017 and 2018 listed. Scroll down to view.

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

School Term/HolidaysStartsFinishes
Term 28 Jan 2017
(Sun)
23 Mar 2017
(Thu)
Spring Holidays24 Mar 2017
(Fri)
8 Apr 2017
(Sat)
Term 39 Apr 2017
(Sun)
22 Jun 2017
(Thu)
Summer Holidays23 Jun 2017
(Fri)
9 Sep 2017
(Sat)

Academic Year 2017-2018

School Term/HolidaysStartsFinishes
Term 110 Sep 2017
(Sun)
14 Dec 2017
(Thu)
Winter Holidays15 Dec 2017
(Fri)
6 Jan 2018
(Sat)
Term 27 Jan 2018
(Sun)
22 Mar 2018
(Thu)
Spring Holidays23 Mar 2018
(Fri)
7 Apr 2018
(Sat)
Term 38 Apr 2018
(Sun)
28 Jun 2018
(Thu)
Summer Holidays29 Jun 2018
(Fri)
Sep 2018