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Updated January 2023
Summer break in the UAE is special for school-going children and families alike. Families across the country have already begun making their summer vacation plans and packing their bags to take full advantage of the upcoming break.
Looking for destinations to spend your summer vacation this year? We got you covered. Check out our top family-friendly vacation ideas to enjoy your summer break this season.
UAE summer break 2022 dates
The UAE summer break, which coincides with school break, will last from early July until 30 August 2023. Spring break is also just a few months before summer break from 23 March to 10 April 2023.
What is summer break like in the UAE?
With the easing of almost all pandemic related restrictions in the UAE this year, many students have been looking forward to the much-awaited break. Residents living in the UAE, mostly comprised of Indians and Pakistanis, look forward to the summer break to return back to their home country and reunite with family members.
To combat the hot weather, families organise beach trips, visit popular waterparks, go to the movies or even plan an international trip. Airfares usually sky-rocket around summertime and it is advisable to book your tickets months in advance. Those looking for budget-friendly travel destinations from the UAE can also check out our list of must-visit countries.
Best UAE summer vacation destinations in 2023
For many students in the UAE, the summer break vacation is a perfect opportunity to plan family outings and activities. There’s nothing more relaxing than a vacation where you and your family can plan a holiday and enjoy doing various activities together. However, make sure to quickly grab your tickets this summer break as booking volumes are accelerating as summer holidays draw closer. If you haven’t made travel arrangements, we highly recommend you to get ahead and book your tickets now to avid disappointments and ensure that you are able to travel on preferred dates and flights.
*Travel requirements are constantly changing; we advise you to always double-check with your destination country before planning your itinerary.
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