Dubai Schools: KHDA announces key dates for the Academic Year 2023-24

Dubai Schools: KHDA announces key dates for the Academic Year 2023-24

The Ministry of Education in the UAE requires schools that follow the international curriculum to have 182 academic days in a year.

Although the summer holidays have a few weeks left, parents with school-going children are preparing for the upcoming academic term. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced the dates for the new school terms for the academic year 2023-24.

The academic year has been split into three parts.

For the academic year 2023-2024, Dubai private schools that begin their academic year in September will commence classes on August 28, as stated by the KHDA.

Dubai private schools: Key dates for September start

28 August 2023
Start of academic year
11 December 2023
Start of winter break – All schools
02 January 2024
Resumption of classes after winter break – All schools
25 March 2024
Start of spring break – All schools
15 April 2024
Resumption of classes after spring break – All schools
28 June 2024
The academic year not to end before 28 June 2024

The KHDA gives schools some freedom to decide when to have vacations, but they must follow the minimum number of instructional days required by the UAE's Ministry of Education. For schools that follow the Ministry's curriculum, the minimum is 188 academic days. For those using the international curriculum, it's 182 days.

Dubai private schools: Key dates for April start

03 April 2023
Start of academic year
03 July 2023
Start of summer break

28 August 2023

Resumption of classes after summer break

11 December 2023

Start of winter break

02 January 2024

Resumption of classes after winter break
01 March 2024 – 31 March 2024
End of academic year

It's time for back-to-school shopping in Dubai! The city's shopping malls have started their yearly offers for the occasion, aligning with the upcoming school reopening. The Dubai Shopping Malls Group has organized a shopping festival for 2023, involving 19 malls, and there's a chance to win cash prizes totaling Dhs100,000.

The festival began on August 7 and will continue until September 3. If you spend Dhs200 or more at any of the participating malls, you'll automatically be entered into the prize draws. The names of the twenty lucky winners will be announced on August 27 and September 3.

Majid Al Ghurair, who chairs the Dubai Shopping Malls Group, mentioned,

"This is a great opportunity for families to get everything they need for the new school year, and we hope they will take advantage of the savings and excitement that the campaign has to offer. At DSMG, we believe in fostering a spirit of community and creating cherished memories through shopping experiences. As we embark on this Back-to-School journey, we envision a seamless blend of shopping, winning, and delight for all our valued shoppers."

You can participate in the shopping festival by visiting malls like Al Ghurair Centre, Lulu Silicon Central, Mudon Community Center, Bay Avenue, Villanova Community Center, Al Khail Gate Community Center, Times Square Center, AL Barsha Mall, Al Barsha South Mall, and Dubai Festival Plaza.

News Source: Gulf Business

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