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Dubai - November

November 25 - 26, 2023


Fair Organizer: Bill Turner

This will be the first of two Dubai Fairs in the 2023-24 academic year. It is organised by Bill and Alison Turner, who themselves have experience as school Principals in 5 schools across the region covering IB, British and American curricula. This fair is particularly useful for candidates seeking positions in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, though we always host schools from further afield too. Being an early fair in the season, this is a great chance to meet leadership candidates, as well as others who have committed early to seek new positions for the following year.

Where will the fair be hosted?

Universal American School in Festival City, Dubai.

When are candidate registrations open?

16 August 2023. Candidates wanting to attend should request an invitation from their senior Search Associate. 

Who should attend?

Candidates (including senior leaders/administrators) and schools from anywhere in the world, and with any curriculum background



Friday 24 November 2023


18.00 – 20.00              (Optional)   Recruiter Welcome Reception (Vista Bar, Intercon Hotel, 

Festival City) 




Saturday 25 November 2023


07.00 – 07.40              Candidate registration/ orientation/ breakfast 


07.45 – 08.10              Candidate briefing (iHub)


07.45 – 08.20              Recruiter registration & MPH table set-up


08.15 – 08.45              Networking at the Fair – candidates: Maria Vitoratos (iHub)


08.20 – 08.45              Recruiter briefing (MPH)


08.50                           Candidates move to MPH


09.00 – 10.15                Interview Arrangement Session (MPH)


10.30 – 16.30              Q & A school sessions (Rooms A & B off iHub)


10.30 – 18.00               Individual interviews as arranged (Classrooms)


11.30 – 14.00                Lunch available (iHub)




Sunday 26 November  2023


08.00 – 13.00              Individual interviews as arranged (Classrooms)



Food and refreshments: 

Water, coffee and tea is available both days in the iHub

There will be breakfast snacks available (free) both days.

Lunch is available (free) at a time of your choice between 11.30 – 2 (Sat).

Snacks/sandwiches (free) will be available 08.00 – 13.00 (Sun)


Did You Know…?

Since 1990, Search Associates has assisted over 50,000 educators to find jobs in international schools around the world.