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Timing and Calendar

School days in the United Arab Emirates run from Sundays to Thursdays.

Our school day timings are as follows:

  • Pre-KG and KG 1, 7.45am to 2pm
  • KG 2, 7.45am to 2.30pm
  • Primary School, 7.45am to 2.30pm
  • Secondary School, 7.45am to 3pm

Our administration offices are open Sundays to Thursdays, 8am to 4pm. The same days and timings apply for any school holidays.

Please here to view the Academic Calendar for 2016/17 per Term and approved by KHDA. Please note that Islamic Public Holidays are based on lunar observations may vary by one or two days.

Academic Calendar 2017/18

Uptown Academic Calendar - 2017/18
First day for new teachers 20 August 2017
All faculty and teaching assistants return to school 27 August 2017
Orientation Day for NEW students 7 September 2017
First day for ALL students 10 September 2017
Islamic New Year public holiday* 22 September 2017*
No school for students - Professional development for faculty & staff 22 October 2017
Mid-term break for students and teaching staff 29 October - 4 November 2017
First day back after break 5 November 2017
Prophet Mohammed’s birthday* & Commemoration (Martyr’s) Day 30 November 2017*
UAE National Day holiday 2-3 December 2017
Winter Break (extended to three weeks) 17 December 2017 - 6 January 2018
First day back after winter break 7 January 2018
No school for students - Professional development for faculty & staff 11 February 2018
Mid ­term break for students and teaching staff 12 - 15 February 2018
Spring break for students and teaching staff 25 March - 7 April 2018
Students return from spring break 8 April 2018
Al Isra W'al Miraj* 13 April 2018*
No school for students - Professional development for faculty & staff 13 May 2018
Eid Al Fitr* 14 June 2018*
Last Day for students and teaching staff 5 July 2018
First semester fees due for year 2018-19 31 July 2018
*Islamic Public Holidays are based on lunar observations may vary by one or two days.

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