Dubai School Holidays 2023-2024 : When Is The Next Break?

Get ready for some exciting news parents and children in Dubai! It’s time to start planning your next school break! Whether you’re dreaming of a family holiday or just looking forward to some rest and relaxation, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll give you the inside scoop on the school holidays for the remainder of the 2022-2023 academic year, and the 2023-2024 academic year. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pen and paper and let’s get started!

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Eid Al Adha Break

First up, let’s talk about the upcoming Eid Al Adha break. Children all across Dubai will be celebrating this important Islamic holiday, which is scheduled to take place from Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30. Of course, these dates are subject to change depending on the sighting of the moon. Nonetheless, it’s an excellent time to unwind and enjoy some quality family time.

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Full List of School Holidays

Now, let’s take a look at the full list of school holidays for the remainder of the 2022-2023 academic year and the 2023-2024 academic year. It’s important to note that schools have some flexibility with the calendar as long as they complete the minimum number of school days required by the Ministry of Education (MoE) or international curriculum. With that said, here are the dates:

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Dubai private schools starting academic year in September

June 27 to July 1: Eid al-Adha (tentative dates)

June 28: End of academic year not before this date. Summer break must not be more than eight weeks irrespective of the curriculum

August 28: First day of academic year 2023-2024

September 29: Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday (tentative date)

October 23 to 27: Half term

December 1: Commemoration day

December 8 to January 2, 2024: End of term


February 12 to February 15: Half term

March 22 to April 8: Spring break 2024

April 9 to April 12: Eid Al Fitr (tentative date)

June 17 to 18: Eid Al Adha (tentative date)

July 5: End of term

Dubai private schools starting academic year in April

July 3 to August 28: Summer break

December 11 to 29: Winter break


March 1 to March 31: Schools can close any day between these dates for the end of academic year

April 1: Start of academic year

July 4 to August 26: Summer break

December 16 to January 3: Winter break

For more information on specific dates, make sure to check out the individual school profiles on the Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) website at

Mark Your Calendars

So there you have it, folks! Make sure to mark these dates on your calendars and start planning your next family adventure or staycation. Remember, there’s nothing more important than spending quality time with your loved ones, and these school holidays are the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Happy holidays

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