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Teaching Jobs in UAE.

Teaching jobs in the United Arab Emirates are high-paying, challenging, and very exciting. These positions are quite competitive. For the best chance, we recommend applying several months before your planned departure date - and uploading your current resume/CV when you apply.


FAQs: Life in Abu Dhabi

We understand everyone wanting to obtain a teaching job in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has many questions. We know moving abroad for a teaching job in Abu Dhabi is stressful, but coming prepared with realistic expectations makes the transition much easier. Read below for answers to commonly asked questions about life in Abu Dhabi and get in touch with us if you have further questions. 


Q: Where is Abu Dhabi?

A: Abu Dhabi is located in the Persian Gulf region. It borders Saudi Arabia and Oman.


Jobs for Administrators in Abu Dhabi

Principals and Vice-Principals in Abu Dhabi are well compensated for their hard work. As moving to another country is big enough of a hassle, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) provides principals and vice-principals with services and compensation to make the transition as seamless as possible. This includes finding suitable accommodation and a settlement allowance to get comfortable in your new environment.

Food in the UAE

One of the major benefits of living and teaching in Abu Dhabi is that with its significant expat population an extraordinary choice of cuisine is available. Today’s UAE diet is one of many international delights, featuring dishes from all over the world including traditional Indian, Lebanese, Chinese and Indonesian fare. You’ll even manage to find fried chicken if you’re really craving some Southern comfort food!

Language in the UAE

  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.

Holidays in the UAE

One thing that can certainly be said about the UAE is that the country knows how to take a break. With an impressive 10 days of public holidays per year along with generous vacation days with most employers you will absolutely have a great deal of time to explore this wonderful country.

Let’s take a quick look at the public holidays in the UAE. Remember, these dates change every year as they are based not on the Gregorian calendar, but on the Islamic calendar which is tied to the cycle of the moon.

Money and Banking in the UAE

 Let’s start with the basics here. The currency used in the UAE is called the Dirham, with the abbreviation being AED, and is broken into subunits referred to as fils. In other words, one Dirham or AED is equal to 100 fils. Dirham notes come in denominations of 1000,500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 5 and approximately $1 U.S. is equal to about 3.67 Dirham. Please refer to for current exchange rates.

Packing for the UAE

If you are anything like me you have now realized that you must pack after you’ve received your visa and flight information from your employer! If you are a normal human being however you will have already likely started packing. In this section I will do what I can to give you some advice on what to pack for your new life in the UAE.

Safety and Travel in the United Arab Emirates

There are several things to consider when moving to Abu Dhabi; two of the most significant considerations being, how will you get around and how safe is it? Though there is public transportation in the city of Abu Dhabi, it is quite rudimentary, and tends to not be all that reliable. The roads and highways in Abu Dhabi are generally well kept. The highway infrastructure is modern and fairly easy to navigate. If you decide to drive in Abu Dhabi, you will need to obtain a UAE driver’s licence.

Weather in the UAE

How can I explain the weather of the UAE?

Oh yeah, hot. The UAE is a desert climate; as such you can expect plenty of sun and heat. It is located north of the equator so you will be on the same seasonal schedule as you are in North America or Europe, however there will be a great deal more heat,

Top six Clubs and organizations in the UAE

There are loads of things you can do in the UAE beyond teaching.  This page is meant to provide information for expat teachers who would like to join a sports club, hockey team, ultimate frisbee league or even a social club that is expat or Emirati in nature.

Joining and becoming part of the local community is an important step in enhancing your life abroad and beating culture shock and homesickness.


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