The UAE Expat Rugby Conference is the second tier league of UAE rugby with 10 local UAE rugby clubs participating in the league format competition which runs from September to May each season.
The Conference has been split into two groups who will each play home and away fixtures during the first half of the season. Group A are formed of all UAE Premiership represented clubs and Group B are all other UAE rugby clubs. They all fall under the one league table this year with no split league as seen in previous years.
Part two of the season will see the sides face opposition from outside their group but only once. Points earned are added to their initial group totals. The season then culminates with the top two sides from each group entering the knockout stages with the Conference final scheduled for the end of March 2019.