Teach English in the UAE

High salaries, high quality of life, warm weather and unique experiences. Teaching opportunities are opening up at the best cities of UAE, providing you great career development with amazing benefits!

A few facts about the UAE:

UAE’s capital city is Abu Dhabi and the whole country has a population of 6 million people in which more than 80% of them are expatriates. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the fastest growing and modern cities of the UAE, Abu Dhabi claims to have the majority of the oil reserves in the country and Dubai is seen as the financial hub of the country. Both cities are top tourist destinations and very desirable for expats to live in, which is one reason that had led to economic growth. Ajman on the other hand, is a small up-and-coming emirate that has been growing steadily in prominence.

Arabic is the official language in the UAE, although English is widely spoken and road signs are all in both English and Arabic. The majority of the local citizens follow the Islamic religion and are surprisingly open-minded to other religions as you will find Christian churches spread around each Emirate. As regards to the climate it is quite comfortable with a moderation of 11 to 25 degrees Celsius from October till March, as for the summer the weather reaches to an average temperature of between 45-47 degrees.

Opportunities for Teachers

There are countless opportunities for teaching jobs in UAE, teaching jobs in Dubai and teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi. The majority of the openings are for licensed teachers in all subject area at either in public or private schools. UAE has become one of the most popular locations for teaching abroad. Most of the schools prefer or require a 2-3 year contract while offering a great salary with great benefit packages including accommodation, flights, health insurance and education allowances for dependents. It is a great place to start with if you want to save some money and get some great travel experience. Teaching Nomad has teaching jobs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman and others!

Salaries for teaching in Dubai and UAE often range from $35,000 - $55,000 USD/annually, considerably more for administrators. Compensation packages usually include housing or a housing allowance along with relocation money and end of contract bonuses. 

Cultural differences:

UAE may not be as conservative as Saudi Arabia, but there are a couple of things you should know in order to get you started. In most cities of the UAE you can consume alcohol in bars, restaurants and hotels, except in Sharjah where you pay high penalties and get deported if you get caught to be drinking alcohol publically or privately. Before you can buy any alcohol, you will need to obtain an alcohol license to buy and consume alcohol in the UAE.  An important tip for the non-Muslims during the Ramadan season is that you should NOT eat, drink or smoke in public places from sunrise to sunset, and most of the restaurants are closed during the day.

Getting Started:

While many teachers are looking for opportunites to teach english in Dubai, remember that there are many exciting destinations in UAE to consider. Browse all of our current teaching jobs in UAE.

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