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Official Dubai, UAE School Holidays, 2015 – 2018

Official Dubai, UAE School Holidays, 2015 – 2018

The UAE Ministry of Education’s term times for the next three academic years – from 2015/16 to 2017/18. Children have a reduction in the number of schooldays from 2015’s 189 to... Read On

Eid Al Adha Holiday Announced

Eid Al Adha Holiday Announced

The government announced today the private sector holiday dates for Eid Al Adha in the UAE. The Ministry of Human Resource said in a statement, “Eid Al Adha holidays... Read On

Dubai Ramadan School Timings Announced

Dubai Ramadan School Timings Announced

The KHDA has instructed all private schools in Dubai to shorten school timings to five hours or less per day during the holy month of Ramadan. Mohammed Darwish, chief... Read On

Dubai’s KHDA Gets Tough on Parent/School Contracts

Dubai’s KHDA Gets Tough on Parent/School Contracts

An unknown number of Dubai private school students have been suspended with the request they do not return to class until their parent/school contract has been completed according to information... Read On

Ramadan Prompts UK Exam Timetable Change

Ramadan Prompts UK Exam Timetable Change

Exam boards in the UK say they have held talks with Muslim groups in a bid to avoid the most popular GCSE exams clashing with the fasting period, according... Read On

KHDA, MoE Confirm School Holiday dates

KHDA, MoE Confirm School Holiday dates

Eid break for all schools in the UAE—including Dubai private schools—will start on September 23, according to UAE educational authorities. Schools under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education... Read On

Confusion Over Eid Al Adha School Holiday

Confusion Over Eid Al Adha School Holiday

Final confirmation of the official Eid Al Adha school-break has still to be granted. Until today, many believed the holiday would start on the 22nd (Arafat Day) and had... Read On

New Parent Contract ‘Mandatory For All Dubai Private Schools’

New Parent Contract ‘Mandatory For All Dubai Private Schools’

Yesterday the KHDA announced it would roll out its parent/school contract to cover all parents with children attending Dubai private schools from September 2015. The contract is designed to... Read On

14 Days Extra Holiday for UAE Schools: Official Announcement

14 Days Extra Holiday for UAE Schools: Official Announcement

Schoolchildren across the UAE will have an extra 14 days holiday per year from September, according to an announcement by the federal Cabinet. This will bring the number of... Read On

Confusion Over UAE School Calendar ‘Ongoing’

Confusion Over UAE School Calendar ‘Ongoing’

There appears to be ongoing confusion surrounding the school calendar in the UAE. The Ministry of Education announced last week that the December holiday will be extended to three... Read On

UAE School Holiday ‘Unification’ Story Reappears

UAE School Holiday ‘Unification’ Story Reappears

The “holiday unification” story has reared its head again after being dismissed as impractical for the 2012/2013 academic year. Speaking at the “second briefing” for the next academic year... Read On