Official UAE School Calendar 2020-21

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School Calendar for the academic year 2020-2021

For private schools with foreign curricula

Status Date Duration of Vacation
Beginning of attendance of the Academic body 23/8/2020  
Beginning of the Students’ attendance 30/8/2020  
Winter vacation for students   13/12-31/12/2020 (3) weeks
Resumption of study 3/1/2021  
Spring vacation for students   28/3/2021-8/4/2021 Two weeks
Resumption of study 11/4/2021  
End of students’ attendance   1/7/2021  
End of the Academic body attendance 8/7/2021  
Number of school days 182 with examination days

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

 

Status  Date Duration of Vacation
First Semester
Beginning of attendance of the Academic body 23/8/2020  
Beginning of the Students’ attendance 30/8/2020  
Winter vacation/students 13/12/2020 -7/1/2021 (20) working days (4) weeks
Winter vacation/ Academic body 20/12/2020-31/12/2020 (10) working days /two weeks
Second Semester
Beginning of attendance of the Academic body 3/1/2021  
Beginning of the Students’ attendance/ Resumption of study 10/1/2021  
Spring vacation/students 28/3/2021- 8/4/2021

 

(10) working days /two weeks
Spring vacation/ Academic body 28/3/2021- 1/4/2021 (5) working days, a week
Third Semester
Beginning of attendance of the Academic body 4/4/2021  
Beginning of the Students’ attendance/ Resumption of study 11/4/2021  
End of the Students’ attendance 1/7/2021  
End of the Academic body attendance 8/7/2021  (30) working days (6) weeks
Number of school days 182 with examination days

Source: MoE

The Academic Calendar issued by the Ministerial Development Council for Dubai Private Schools

 

The Academic Calendar 2020-2021 for Dubai Private Schools beginning in September
Start of academic year August 30, 2020
Winter break December 13, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Spring break MoE Curriculum Schools:
March 28, 2021 – April 15, 2021
International Curriculum Schools:
March 28, 2021 – April 8, 2021

*The International Curriculum Schools have the option to extend the Spring Break up to one week.

Academic year not to end before June 30, 2021

All private schools can only tentatively communicate public holidays (like Eid, UAE National Day) to parents and confirm them once declared by the UAE government authority.

Dubai Private Schools Starting in April – Academic year 2020-21
Start of academic year April 1, 2020
Summer break begins July 5, 2020
Return from summer break August 30, 2020
Winter break begins December 13, 2020
Return from winter break January 3, 2021 Standard three weeks with the option of reducing it to two weeks OR extending it to four weeks.
End of academic year Between March 14 and April 1, 2021 These private schools can close any day from March 14th and April 1, subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days and receiving KHDA approval.
New academic year begins 2020/2021 April 4, 2021

Source: KHDA