Teaching in Ras Al Khaimah allows you to live with a slower pace, a strong community feel and an adventurous, outdoorsy lifestyle. Far from being a dusty hinterland, RAK boasts a variety of landscapes which offer unique combination of the four different landscapes found in the UAE: fertile plains, striking mountains, coastal beaches and mangroves, and the desert. RAK is a leisurely city, with a multitude of activities on offer such as diving, hiking in the surrounding mountains, bird watching, wadi bashing, desert safaris, playing golf or quad biking.
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When we think of food in South Korea, many non-natives think of bulgogi, bbq, and Korean tofu soup. These dishes are excellent, but here is a brief introduction to some foods in Gyeongbuk that are not as well known to foreigners.
I am sure that many of you are getting ready to come over and one of the major questions (after, did I make the right decision?) is what resources should I bring? What will be appropriate?
First and foremost, don't doubt yourself. Just stay the course. Here is the professional teaching standard relating to curriculum and in classroom practice.
As you travel down the strip on Gwangalli Beach, there's so much to choose from. Lights everywhere indicating, "We're open for business. We're the best on the beach, and we have everything you need right here, plus, a great view of the bridge and the beach. And not surprising at all, is the number of seafood restaurants that appear from all around in this wonderful area. I recently visited a Korean seafood restaurant called Badajulgae, (ba-da-jul-gay), which roughly translates to "sea of shellfish".
Teaching abroad will transform you. Read the story of Dr. Irving and how he came to meet Samuel, a life-long friend that changed his view of the world and helped him be figuratively reborn into a global citizen.
Working a teaching job in Abu Dhabi does not mean being confined to one city - the Emirate and the UAE as a whole has many interesting cities and towns to visit and enjoy. Outside Abu Dhabi city are the western region of Al Gharbia and the eastern region of Al Ain.
The culture of the UAE is defined by its diverse and multicultural society. It's an Islamic country, and Islam is the source of much of dominant culture. The UAE is culturally liberal, however expatriates moving to the UAE for a teaching job in Abu Dhabi or Dubai are advised to take into account local cultural sensitivities and behave themselves accordingly.
Arabian cuisine is strong flavored and spicy. If you like rich combinations of food, you will definitely like the food in Saudi Arabia. Most dishes contain meat, rice, wheat, vegetables and spices that give these recipes a special flavor.
The Holy City of Mecca, which lies inland 73 kilometers east of Jeddah, is the place where the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was born - the place where God's message was first revealed to him and the city to which he returned after the migration to Medina in 622 AD.
Like much of the Gulf region, Arabic is the mother tongue of the Emirati people and serves as the official language of the UAE and Abu Dhabi. The Emirates is situated between Oman and Saudi Arabia, at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula, and, as such, Arabic is spoken throughout the region, with Abu Dhabi being no exception.