Dubai Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Dubai Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Plan your holidays with the Dubai Academic Calendar 2020-2021

The UAE Ministry of Education(MOE) sets term times and school holidays in Dubai, which should be followed by all schools throughout the UAE without exception.

School calendar for the academic year 2020-2021

For schools of public education and private schools that apply the curriculum of the Ministry of Education

The Academic Calendar 2019-20 for Dubai Private Schools Starting in September

Start of academic year September 1, 2019
Winter break begins “December 15, 2019
Four weeks for MoE curriculum schools
Three weeks for other private schools”
Return from winter break “January 12, 2020 for MoE curriculum private schools
January 5, 2020 for other private schools” “Other private schools (non-MoE) may chose the below based on KHDA approval:
-Reduce the winter break to two weeks with classes resuming on December 29, 2019
-OR, extend the winter break to four weeks with classes resuming on January 12, 2020”
Spring break begins March 29, 2020 (Two weeks)
Return from spring break April 12, 2020
End of academic year July 2, 2020

All private schools must tentatively communicate Public holidays (like Eid, National day and other similar holidays) to the parents and confirm these holidays to the parent once declared by the UAE government authority.

Dubai Private Schools Starting in April – Academic year 2019/2020

Start of academic year April 1, 2019
Summer break begins June 30, 2019
Return from summer break September 1, 2019
Winter break begins December 15, 2019
Return from winter break Option 1: Return on Sunday Dec 29, 2019 (two weeks)
Option 2: Return on Sunday Jan 5, 2020 (three weeks)
Option 3: Return on Sunday Jan 12, 2020 (four weeks)
End of academic year Between March 15-19, 2020
New academic year begins 2020/2021 April 1, 2020

School calendar for the academic year 2020/2021

 

First Semester

Beginning of attendance of the Academic body

August 23, 2020
Beginning of the students’ attendance August 30, 2020
Winter vacation/students December 13, 2020-January 07,2021 (20 working days)
Winter vacation/Academic body December 20, 2020-December 31, 2020 (10 working days)
Second Semester

Beginning of attendance of the Academic body

January 03, 2021
Beginning of the students’ attendance/Resumption of study January 10, 2021
Spring vacation/students March 28, 2021-April 08, 2021 (10 working days)
Spring vacation/Academic body March 28, 2021- April 01,2021 (05 working days)
Third Semester

Beginning of attendance of the Academic body

April 04, 2021
Beginning of the students’ attendance/Resumption of study April 11, 2021
End of the students’ attendance July 01, 2021
End of the Academic body attendance July 08, 2021 (30 working days)
Number of school days 182  (with examination days)

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