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FAQ's

What is included in the workshop fee?

Tuition from workshop leaders, workshop materials and workbook, lunches and refreshments (see below) and admin support during the event. Transport to and from the workshop venue is included for participants who have booked our workshop hotel deal.

What to expect

All our workshops follow a similar timetable to the example below covering 2.5 days of tuition, finishing before lunch on Day 3.  If you have transport planning difficulties, please email us or your workshop leader to see if there is flexibility in the timings.  You are expected to attend all sessions to receive your IB recognised Certificate of Attendance.

  • 2.5 days or 15 hours of expert tuition from world-class IB-trained workshop leaders
  • morning and afternoon refreshments including snacks and hot and cold drinks
  • 3-course buffet lunches on Day 1 and Day 2 of the workshop including vegetarian option(s)
  • workshop materials and resources, either paper-based or shared digitally
  • assistance with transportation to and from the workshop venue each day where appropriate (if staying in the selected workshop hotels)
  • on-going support and assistance from the IBICUS team

Timings

All our workshops work to roughly the same timetable:

09:00 to 17:00 on Day 1

09:00 to 16:30 on Day 2

09:00 to 12:30 on Day 3

Your evenings are free to either join in with an optional organised tour (small additional charge) or relax in your hotel.

Getting to Dubai

Dubai International Airport is a busy airport served by Emirates and most other international airlines.

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?

By far the easiest way is to take one of the many and reasonably priced taxis which are right outside the airport terminal. These are safe at any time of the day and single lady travellers are offered a female driver (pink taxi). If you want to pre-book at any time (not required on arrival) then try The Dubai Taxi Corporation on +971 4 208 0808 (04 208 0808 if dialing locally) or use the Careem App on your smartphone.  All taxis now take credit cards.

How do I get from my hotel to the workshop venue?

If you have booked into the hotel on our specially negotiated IBICUS rate, via the IBICUS booking form then free bus transportation will be provided between the hotel and the workshop venue on workshop days.  See accommodation for further information.

When do the workshops start?

Please come through the main school entrance of Raffles World Academy to the Registration Desks between 0830 and 0900 on Day 1 of the workshops. There is no need to register at the front desks on subsequent days. The workshops will start at 9.00am prompt each day.

What to bring

Your workshop leader will email you before the course telling you what to bring but this will always include your Subject Guide which you can access via the PRC (your Coordinator should have or be able to provide you with login details for this).  You may find it useful to bring a laptop or other device (and any chargers and plug adaptors) as workbooks and resources are often shared electronically.

Can I access the internet at the school?

WiFi is available in most areas of the school for your own smart phone/laptop. School ICT facilities are also available during break times.

What meals are provided?

Lunches and refreshments (including vegetarian options) are provided on Day 1 and 2 during the workshop. On Day 3 we finish before lunch but will provide refreshments at the morning break. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking or if you have already booked, please email admin@ibicus.org.uk before the workshop starts.

Do I get a Certificate after the event?

Yes, this will be sent to you as a PDF document after the event.

How do I evaluate the workshop?

You will be emailed a link to complete an online evaluation form.

What if I need to cancel my place?

Our cancellation terms vary depending on how far in advance you wish to cancel your place. Please see our terms and conditions for further information.

What if I need a doctor?

We shall brief you on arrival about what to do in the event of a fire or emergency in the school. If you feel ill during the workshop, please come to the IBICUS Help Desk and we will endeavour to assist. Obviously you should ask immediately at your hotel for assistance if you fall ill whilst resident there. You should ensure, before you travel to the workshop, that you have appropriate accident, travel and medical insurance.