Official UAE School Holidays Calendar 2018-2019

The academic calendar for 2018-2019 has been announced by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority recently, including the days of holidays that will be issued. The calendar is for schools that start their academic year in September and in April.

According to KHDA, “All private schools must communicate Public holidays, such as Eid, National day and other similar holidays, to the parents and confirm these holidays to the parents once declared by the UAE government authority”

Official UAE School Holidays Calendar 2018-2019

Dubai Private Schools Starting in April – Academic year 2018/2019
Start of academic yearApril 2, 2018
Summer break beginsJuly 1, 2018
Return from summer breakSeptember 2, 2018
Winter break beginsDecember 16, 2018
Return from winter breakJanuary 6, 2019 (three weeks) The private schools in Dubai starting in April may choose to reduce or extend the winter break based on KHDA approval:

Reduce the winter break to two weeks. Classes resumed on December 30, 2018


Extend the winter break to four weeks. Classes are resumed January 13, 2019

End of academic yearBetween March 14-21, 2019These private schools can close any day from March 14th and 21st, subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days and receiving KHDA approval.
New academic year begins 2019/2020April 1, 2019


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