Teaching in Abu Dhabi - Recent Changes and Current Jobs

With so much to gain in professional development, life experience and financial advancement, you should consider teaching in the United Arab Emirates with Footprints and ADEC, which is now operated by UAE's Ministry of Education. Did you know about this big change? A lot of sites still don't have updated info to show that ADEC isn't recruiting directly anymore.

Apply Today if you are a certified teacher and ready to take your career to the next level. Math and Science teachers are especially in demand! These jobs are your best option.


  • Great jobs with excellent salary and a housing subsidy
  • 10,000 happy teachers placed abroad since 2001. 95% of our ADEC teachers would recommend us to a friend (the best rating of any agency)
  • Easy online application and quick response time
  • Our staff are available to help and answer questions
Teaching Jobs in Abu Dhabi
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Quick Facts

  • Salary: $4,350-$5,700 USD/month
  • Included Benefits: Return Airfare and Health insurance - both for you and your family,
    Paid Vacation (2 months + national holidays),  - all of these extras are covered by the employer as part of your contract.


ADEC, the Abu Dhabi Education Council, was a government organization responsible for all educational initiatives from early childhood to higher education in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADEC was formed in 2005 in order to develop education and educational institutions unique to the emirate of Abu Dhabi. It started with around 100 employees and the organization eventually had a staff of well over 10,000 employed in teaching, administrative and support roles. ADEC's goal was to completely reform the education system in Abu Dhabi making it not just one of the best in the world, but a gold standard for education worldwide. Working with the ADEC program was a great alternative to teaching jobs in Dubai - Abu Dhabi is just an hour away from Dubai and is a great metropolitan city in its own right.

In 2009, ADEC introduced a reform to reach the highest international standards in education and produce the citizens that their future society and economy will need. The reform was implemented from Kindergarten to Grade 7, with native English speaking teachers educating local students in the core subjects to ensure students become bilingual in English and Arabic. The innovative reform was based on international research, which means working for ADEC offered an excellent opportunity to work with world class talents and contribute to education excellence.

Teaching in Abu Dhabi Public Schools put you in a challenging and rapidly changing environment where you could:

  • Develop with an international team of professionals
  • Earn a generous, tax-free salary on top of a comprehensive benefits package.

Teachers heading for Abu Dhabi were challenged, rewarded and gained invaluable experience and memories working on a truly monumental educational reform.

For teachers who had been looking at teaching jobs in Dubai, it was a good option to consider a placement with ADEC in Abu Dhabi instead. This was the only government public education program of this scope in the United Emirates. While teaching in Abu Dhabi, you had an opportunity to meet teachers all around the world working together towards a common goal. If you found us by looking for 2019 teaching jobs in Dubai - why not expand your search and consider 2019 jobs in Abu Dhabi, or jobs in the entire country of the United Arab Emirates? ". Although ADEC has finished recruiting teachers for now, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is accepting applications for 2018 and 2019 - get yours in today by applying above.