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UAE School Holidays 2017 and 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 and 2018 school holiday and term dates for the UAE. These dates are unlikely to be modified. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

School Term/HolidaysStartsFinishes
Term 110 Sep 2017
(Sun)
14 Dec 2017
(Thu)
Winter Holidays15 Dec 2017
(Fri)
13 Jan 2018
(Sat)
Term 214 Jan 2018
(Sun)
22 Mar 2018
(Thu)
Spring Holidays23 Mar 2018
(Fri)
7 Apr 2018
(Sat)
Term 38 Apr 2018
(Sun)
5 Jul 2018
(Thu)
Summer Holidays6 Jul 2018
(Fri)
Sep 2018

Visit moe.gov.ae for the original release.

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.

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