• Who can attend?

    The Outstanding Schools Middle East programme is designed for international school leaders looking to enhance their school’s teaching and learning provision, management and leadership, and student outcomes.

    Common delegate job titles include Headteacher, Head of Year, Principal, Curriculum Lead, and Deputy Head; however, this list is not exhaustive and international schools are welcome to bring any and all representatives they feel relevant.

    Conference passes are available for delegates from international schools as well as delegates from non-schools. For more information about available passes, please visit our booking information page.

  • What is the cost to register a place at the conference?

    Delegate passes are available for both international schools and for non-schools looking to attend the conference, and are priced accordingly.

    For more information on delegate passes and their prices, please visit our dedicated booking information page.

  • What do I need to enter the event?

    You will receive your delegate badge upon your arrival to the venue. Additionally, notepads and pens will be available during sessions for you to use for notes.

    We strongly recommend that you have downloaded and logged into the GovNet app ahead of the conference. You will receive more information about the app after you register your place for the conference.

  • Will the event be available to view virtually?

    Please note that this is a live event at the Conrad Dubai Hotel meaning our content will not be available in a virtual format. We do record some of the sessions which take place at the conference and release them post-event to the Outstanding Schools community.

  • Can I register for the event online?

    Yes, registration for Outstanding Schools Middle East is now open! You can register your place here.

    We encourage all our attendees to register online ahead of the event, as securing your ticket in advance will ensure our staff will be able to manage the crowd and plan effectively for the number of attendees.

  • When will I receive my CPD certificate?

    If you would like a CPD certificate for your participation in the conference, please request one from our team by contacting us at info@outstandingschools.com.

    Please note that it can take up to 5 business days for us to process your request. We do everything in our power to get your certificate to you as quickly as possible, but thank you in advance for your patience!

  • How many CPD points can I gain from attending?

    In total, we offer over 25 hours of CPD certified content split across multiple content streams during the 2-day conference.

    Unless you can be in two places at once, we would estimate a maximum of 14 CPD points for attending the both days of the conference.

  • How can I get to the venue?

    The Conrad Dubai is conveniently located in the hub of Dubai’s commerical centre, with direct access to the nearby metro lines and airport.

    For detailed directions on how to reach the Conrad Dubai Hotel, visit our dedicated venue page.

  • I have a dietary requirement. What food will be available during the event?

    The Outstanding Schools team will do everything we can to accommodate any dietary requirements or allergies.

    If you have a dietary requirement that you would like to make us aware of, please contact our team at info@outstandingschools.com ahead of the conference.

  • Will a quiet room be available for calls and meetings during the conference?

    A quiet room will be available for you to take calls and meetings during the conference. Please note that due to the number of delegates joining us, we cannot guarantee that the quiet room will be empty at any given time.

  • Will a prayer room be available for use during the conference?

    A prayer room will be available for use throughout the conference. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at info@outstandingschools.com should you require more information or have any questions.

  • What are the conference dates, hours and venue?

    Dates – 4th & 5th October 2023 – 08:30 – 17:10

    Venue – Conrad Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre – Trade Centre 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Is there any accommodation available for attendees?

    The Conrad Dubai Hotel is offering preferential rates to Outstanding Schools Middle East delegates during the conference. For more information, visit our dedicated venue page.

    Additionally, there are a wealth of options close by for delegates who wish to stay elsewhere. Find out more about the hotels in the area on our venue page.

  • Is there free wifi?

    Absolutely! A wifi code will be shared with you upon your arrival to the venue.

  • What cloakroom facilities will be available?

    The Conrad Dubai Hotel offers complimentary cloakroom services to conferences delegates.

  • Will food and drink be served at the conference?

    Yes, a variety of food and drink will be served throughout the conference. In addition to breakfast and lunch, we will also be serving light refreshments during both the morning and afternoon networking breaks each day of the conference.