KHDA Academic Calendar 2020-21 - Official UAE School Holidays list

KHDA Academic Calendar 2020-21 - Official UAE School Holidays list

The KHDA Academic Calendar 2020-21 lists the mandatory school holidays and various other academic dates for private schools in UAE and Dubai to follow in correspondence with the prescribed curriculum released by the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE.)

In 2010-11, the MoE passed a proclamation to divide every academic year into three terms with not more than 180 working days and, urged the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) and other private educational authorities to follow and adapt their school terms according to the Ministry’s curriculum.

For the academic year 2018-19, the UAE School calendar mandated two breaks and a summer vacation holidays for students and teachers. For the academic year 2020-21, the follwoing same three term breaks follows.


Winter Break Holidays

Spring Break Holidays

Summer Vacation


4 Weeks

2 Weeks

2 Months


2 Weeks

1 Week

6 Weeks

The KHDA Academic Calendar 2019-20 for UAE Schools

Academic Year 2019-20

Academic Holiday Dates

Start of 2019-20 Academic Year

April 1, 2019

Summer Break

June 30, 2019

End of summer Break

Aug 31, 2019

Winter Break

December 15, 2019

End of Winter Break

Case 1: Dec 28, 2019 (two weeks). Case 2: Jan 4, 2020 (three weeks). Case 3: Jan 11, 2020 (four weeks)

End of academic year

March 15-19, 2020

Beginning of academic year 2020/2021

April 1, 2020

Note: The CBSE, ICSE and other private schools following different foreign curricula calendar are regulated to flexibly adjust to their dates for one week here and there.

  13 Mar 2020
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