Academic calendar

Dubai Campus semester dates

Semester dates for our Dubai campus are listed here and you can find dates for induction, teaching, holidays, and examination. Please note the campus holidays or 'buildings closed' days for each campus.

2020-21 Academic Year

**Due to COVID-19 and evolving regulatory requirements, dates are subject to change.**

2020/21 Academic Year
Dates Activity
6-10 September 2020 Welcome Week
13 September – 5 December 2020 Semester 1 Teaching
7-18 December 2020 Semester 1 Exams
20 December 2020 – 9 January 2021 Semester 1 Break
10 January – 3 April 2021 Semester 2 Teaching
4-24 April 2021 Semester 2 Break
26 April – 21 May 2021 Semester 2 Exams
5-13 August 2021  Resit Exams

Please note that new students joining the Degree Entry Programme (DEP) in January 2021 follow different session dates.

Dubai Campus Holidays 2020/21

The University buildings will be closed for the following official UAE holidays*:

  • 29 October 2020 (The Prophet's Birthday)
  • 1-3 December 2020 (Commemoration Day and National Day)
  • 24 December - extra day announced by the Principal
  • 1 January 2021 (New Year’s Day)
  • 13-15 May 2021 (Eid Al Fitr)
  • 19-22 July 2021 (Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha)
  • 9 August 2021 (Hijri New Year)

*All dates given are approximate. The exact date(s) of observation will be announced by the UAE government and confirmed by the University closer to each holiday.

2021-22 Academic Year

**Due to COVID-19 and evolving regulatory requirements, dates are subject to change.**

2021/22 Academic Year
Dates Activity
5-9 September 2021 Welcome Week
12 September – 4 December 2021 Semester 1 Teaching
7-18 December 2021 Semester 1 Exams
21 December 2021 – 8 January 2022 Semester 1 Break
9 January – 2 April 2022 Semester 2 Teaching
4–22 April 2022 Semester 2 Break
25 April – 20 May 2022 Semester 2 Exams
4-12 August 2022 (to be confirmed) Resit Exams

Please note that new students joining the Degree Entry Programme (DEP) in January 2022 follow different session dates.

Dubai Campus Holidays 2021/22

The University buildings will be closed for the following official UAE holidays*:

  • 21 October 2021 (Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday)
  • 1-3 December 2021 (Commemoration Dayand National Day)
  • 1 January 2022 (New Year’s Day)
  • 3-6 May 2022 (Eid Al Fitr)
  • 9-12 July 2022 (Arafah Dayand Eid Al Adha)
  • 30 July 2022 (Hijri New Year)

*All dates given are approximate. The exact date(s) of observation will be announced by the UAE government and confirmed by the University closer to each holiday.

UK and Malaysia Campuses

See also the semester dates for our UK and Malaysia Campuses