UAE School Summer Break: Key Dates and What Parents Need to Know

UAE School Summer Break: Key Dates and What Parents Need to Know

As the 2023-2024 academic year concludes, students across the UAE eagerly anticipate their summer vacation. Both public and private schools following the UAE’s Ministry of Education (MOE) curriculum will finish their third and final semester on June 14, 2024, with the summer break officially starting on July 1, 2024. This provides students with over two months to rest and rejuvenate.

Academic Calendar Highlights

Summer Vacation Dates:

  • Students: Summer break begins on July 1, 2024.
  • Teaching, Technical, and Administrative Staff: Their vacation starts on July 15, 2024.

MOE Regulations:

  • The MOE mandates that summer vacations should not exceed 8.2 weeks for any curriculum, ensuring uniformity and a balanced academic schedule across all educational institutions in the UAE.

Final Exams and Results:

  • Final exams for the third semester took place between June 5 and June 14, 2024.
  • Results for these exams will be released by July 5, 2024.
  • Re-assessments for those needing to retake exams will occur from July 8 to July 12, 2024, with final results announced between July 13 and July 15, 2024.

Next Academic Year

The 2024-2025 academic year will commence on August 26, 2024, and conclude on June 27, 2025, spanning 182 instructional days. Key breaks include:

  • Winter Break: December 16, 2024, to January 5, 2025.
  • Spring Break: March 24, 2025, to April 13, 2025.

Flexibility for Private Schools

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Private schools, particularly those following international curricula, have some flexibility in setting their calendars. For instance:

  • Dubai’s private schools starting their academic year in September will end no earlier than June 28, 2024, and begin the 2024-2025 academic year on August 26, 2024.
  • Schools starting in April will end their year between March 1 and March 31, 2024, with summer breaks from July 4 to August 26, 2024.

Additional Information for Parents

Parents are encouraged to stay informed about their child’s specific school calendar, as dates for holidays and staff training days may vary. This ensures families can plan their activities and vacations accordingly.

News Source: Gulf Business

Maryam Pervez

Written by Maryam Pervez

Maryam is the Managing Editor at HiDubai, bringing 8+ years of expertise in marketing, social media, and content development. She holds a Master's degree in Marketing Comms from Middlesex University.
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