Teach in Dubai, UAE

Teach in Dubai, UAE

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Teaching in Dubai

Teachers in Dubai can expect to earn lucrative salaries, competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living in a world class city. Teaching in private international schools across the emirate of Dubai, teachers will join multinational staff and teach in schools offering state of the art facilities and excellent resources.

Teaching jobs in Dubai range from Kindergarten and primary through middle and secondary school positions. Educational administration jobs range from department and faculty head roles to vice principal and principal positions.

Teaching in Dubai

Private School Teaching Salary in Dubai

Teaching jobs in Dubai offer a competitive salary, typically ranging from 9,000 – 15,000 AED/month (approximately $2,400 to $4,000) tax-free. Administrative roles may offer a higher salary based on qualifications and experience.

Private School Teaching Benefits in Dubai

Licensed teachers in Dubai will receive benefits and bonuses. Private international schools in Dubai offer a variety of benefits, which typically include flight, accommodations, and health insurance. Some positions will include allowances for dependants’ education and relocation costs. With a relatively low cost of day-to-day living (as housing is covered by the employers), teachers in Dubai can expect to save money while maintaining a comfortable lifestyle.

Teaching Job Qualifications in Dubai

Teachers must have a valid teaching license or certificate; teachers must be certified or registered to teach in their home state, province, or region. Most teaching positions in Dubai also require that teachers have at least 2 years of experience teaching at the appropriate grade level, in the relevant subject area.

Private School Teaching Salary in Dubai

Teaching Benefits in Dubai

Teaching Benefit TypeTeaching Benefit Details
Monthly Salary14,000 - 21,000 AED, depending on experience and credentials
AirfareYearly air ticket provided
Working Hours35-40 hours/week, 5 days a week (Sunday-Thursday)
AccommodationProvided or housing allowance
VacationRoughly mid-July to September, plus all national holidays
Health InsuranceCovered by employer
Duration of Contracts   2-3 years

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Living in Dubai

Dubai is home to an impressive number of ancient attractions and modern amenities. Known for its extensive shopping options – luxurious shopping centres, enormous boutiques and markets – Dubai draws in millions of tourists each year. While living in Dubai, teachers will experience a unique combination of traditional Middle Eastern ways of life and an upscale expatriate lifestyle.

Located on the Gulf coast, Dubai is the most populous emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has a very hot, dry climate; on average, Dubai has less than 30 days of rain each year. Due to its proximity to other countries, Dubai is both a popular tourist destination and a great place to live for those seeking to travel during holidays and school breaks.

Living in Dubai

Dubai at a Glance

Country Information

Language - Arabic

Population - 2,106,177

Currency - UAE Dirham

Government - Constitutional Monarchy

Major Religion - Islam

Climate - Hot desert climate

Size - 4,114 km²

Quick Facts
  • Dubai has some of the world’s tallest and biggest structures in the world, including the biggest mall, tallest hotel, second largest man-made marina, and the world’s largest aquarium.
  • Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. In 1968, there were only 13 cars in Dubai -- compare this to the current city of Dubai which now has double decker roads to combat congestion.
  • The world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, is the world’s tallest man-made structure at 2,717 feet and is also home to the highest mosque, the highest restaurant, the highest outdoor observation, and the highest nightclub.

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