Official UAE School Calendar 2020-21

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School Calendar for the academic year 2020-2021

For private schools with foreign curricula

StatusDateDuration of Vacation
Beginning of attendance of the Academic body23/8/2020 
Beginning of the Students’ attendance30/8/2020 
Winter vacation for students  13/12-31/12/2020(3) weeks
Resumption of study3/1/2021 
Spring vacation for students  28/3/2021-8/4/2021Two weeks
Resumption of study11/4/2021 
End of students’ attendance  1/7/2021 
End of the Academic body attendance8/7/2021 
Number of school days182with 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 DateDuration of Vacation
First Semester
Beginning of attendance of the Academic body23/8/2020 
Beginning of the Students’ attendance30/8/2020 
Winter vacation/students13/12/2020 -7/1/2021(20) working days (4) weeks
Winter vacation/ Academic body20/12/2020-31/12/2020(10) working days /two weeks
Second Semester
Beginning of attendance of the Academic body3/1/2021 
Beginning of the Students’ attendance/ Resumption of study10/1/2021 
Spring vacation/students28/3/2021- 8/4/2021

 

(10) working days /two weeks
Spring vacation/ Academic body28/3/2021- 1/4/2021(5) working days, a week
Third Semester
Beginning of attendance of the Academic body4/4/2021 
Beginning of the Students’ attendance/ Resumption of study11/4/2021 
End of the Students’ attendance1/7/2021 
End of the Academic body attendance8/7/2021 (30) working days (6) weeks
Number of school days182with 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 yearAugust 30, 2020
Winter breakDecember 13, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Spring breakMoE 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 beforeJune 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 yearApril 1, 2020
Summer break beginsJuly 5, 2020
Return from summer breakAugust 30, 2020
Winter break beginsDecember 13, 2020
Return from winter breakJanuary 3, 2021Standard three weeks with the option of reducing it to two weeks OR extending it to four weeks.
End of academic yearBetween March 14 and April 1, 2021These 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 2020/2021April 4, 2021

Source: KHDA