Calendar and Attendance

We are open all year round, only closing for public holidays (as deemed by the Ministry), Easter Sunday & Monday, for a period between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and for pupil free days throughout the term.

We run an optional summer program during July and August. Only Saadiyat and one of our other branches will be open over this time, but children from both other branches can attend the program. 

We have four terms:

  • September – December
  • January – March
  • April – June
  • July – August (optional holiday program)

Academic Calendar 2017/18

Autumn Term 2017

Eid Al Adha/Pupil Free Days - closedSun - ThursSept 3 - 7
First Day of Autumn TermSunSept 10
Hijira – New Year’s Day** - closedThursSept 21
Martyr’s Day/ The Prophets Birthday** - closedThursNov 30
UAE National Day** - closedSunDec 3
Christmas/New Year Break - closedDec 17 - 31

Spring Term 2018

New Years Day - closedMonJan 1
Pupil Free Day - closedTuesJan 2
First day of Spring TermWedJan 3

Summer Term 2018

Easter Break (closed)Sun - TuesApr 1 - 3
First Day of Summer TermWedApr 4
Isra’ wal Miraj** - closedThursApr 12
Ramadan hours start*WedMay 16
Eid Al Fitr Holiday** - closedThurs - MonJun 14 - 18
Last Day of Summer TermWedJun 27
Pupil Free DayThursJun 28

Summer Holiday Program 2018

summer holiday
First day of Summer Holiday ProgramSunJul 1
Eid Al Adha** - closedWed - MonAug 22 - 27
End of Summer Holiday ProgramThursAug 30


*The Holy Month of Ramadan will be starting approximately 16 May 2018 and ending approximately 14 June 2018 (subject to lunar observations). In accordance with Ministry regulations, the Nursery will be open from 8am until
1pm during this period (please refer to the Terms and Conditions).

There may be NO Koala Club (afternoon program) during the Summer Holiday Program (July & August).

**Based on lunar observations or Government announcements; these dates may vary by one or two days and we will be advised by the Ministry as to when we will be closed.

Due to the predicted date of the Eid Al Adha 2017 holiday and our Pupil Free Days the same week the Nursery will be closed all week. Please be prepared for this.

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