The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in the Middle East

The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in the Middle East

Are you considering teaching in the Middle East?

If your answer is yes, then we’ve got some good news for you! There are a wealth of teaching opportunities for teachers at all levels in the Middle East and each country in this fascinating region has something unique to offer.

From average teacher salary and benefits, to typical start up costs and the cost of living, as well as the most popular areas to find teaching jobs in each country, we’ve done the research on teaching in the Middle East so you don’t have to!

Read on for more information on teaching in the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan.

Country Average Teacher Salary Benefits Start up Costs Cost of Living Teaching job hot spots (urban/rural)
UAE (United Arab Emirates) $2,400 - 5,500 USD Airfare, health insurance, housing, tuition, end of contract bonus None Housing costs are high Abu Dhabi, Dubai
Egypt $2,300 - 4,500 USD Airfare, housing allowance, health insurance None Low Cairo, Alexandria
Saudi Arabia $4,500 USD Airfare for teacher, spouse and dependents, housing allowance, relocation allowance, end-of-contract bonus None Medium in urban areas Riyadh
Qatar 9,000 - 14,000 QR (approx. $2,400 to 3,700 USD) tax free Airfare, housing allowance, health insurance None High in urban areas Doha and other rural areas
Kuwait 792 KWD (approx. $2,600 - 4,000 USD) tax free Airfare, housing allowance, health insurance None High in urban areas Kuwait
Jordan $3,000 - 3,800 USD Airfare, housing allowance, health insurance, professional development None High Amman

 

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