KSA adopts a system with five working days a week starting on Sunday and ending on Thursday. The weekend is two days Friday and Saturday. Sometimes, some universities may conduct quarterly and final tests in key curricula with unified content over the weekend.
KSA also adopts a system of three official holidays which are Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha and National Day. The Academic year often includes a one week break in the middle of each semester, depending on the timing of other official holidays such as Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha and National Day.