Teaching in Qatar

Teaching in Qatar

Qatar is a popular destination for educators interested in teaching in the Middle East. Teaching jobs in Qatar are open to licensed teachers, and typically require 2 years of previous experience.

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Teaching Jobs in Qatar

Teaching in Qatar allows teachers the opportunity to work within top private international schools, earning a competitive salary and experiencing all that life in Doha has to offer.

As the capital of Qatar and as one of the fastest developing cities in the Gulf region, Doha is an excellent destination for teachers.

With ancient relics and sights from the Ottoman period, the beautiful and picturesque Corniche, modern entertainment and shopping options, and the delights of Middle Eastern cuisine, Doha has it all.

Teaching Jobs in Qatar

Salary & benefits when teaching in Qatar

Teaching Benefit TypeTeaching Benefit Details
Monthly Salary$2,400 - 3,700, tax free. Leadership roles may offer a higher salary depending on credentials and experience.
AirfareProvided for teacher and dependents
Working HoursEight weeks of vacation (July/August)
AccommodationAccommodation and utilities provided
Vacation6 weeks
Health InsuranceProvided for teacher and dependents
Contract DurationOne year

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Current opportunities to teach in Qatar

LevelSubjects TaughtTeaching Independently?
KindergartenEnglish, math, and scienceWorking with Arabic co-teacher
Cycle 1English, math, and scienceOwn classroom
Cycle 2ONE of the following: English, math, or scienceOwn classroom
Cycle 3English onlyOwn classroom

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Living in Qatar

Qatar is a country in the Middle East with a population of 1.5 million people, partly comprised of a large expatriate community. Although it is considered a small or mid-sized Middle Eastern city, Qatar boasts many amenities and attractions, including museums, malls, and water parks. Because Qatar is surrounded by water, there are plenty of opportunities for water sports and activities.

The temperature ranges from warm to hot throughout the year, ranging from 16º C to 38º C. Most schools begin their day early – 6:30 AM or 7 AM start times are not uncommon in Qatar, and an earlier day can help with battling the afternoon heat.

Teaching in Qatar gives teachers insight into life in the Middle East, allows teachers to experience traditional Qatari hospitality, and offers highly competitive salaries. Teachers in Qatar will enjoy an accommodating blend of old-world traditions and modern day amenities – an experience like no other!

Living in Qatar

Qatar at a Glance

Country Information

Capital - Doha

Language - Arabic

Population - 2,155,446

Currency - Qatari Riyal, ﷼ (QAR)

Government - Unitary Parliamentary Absolute Monarch

Major Religion - Islam

Climate - Hot, dry desert climate

Size - 11,571 km²

Quick Facts
  • Qatar will host the FIFA Cup in 2022
  • Although Qatar is originally a desert, it has a diverse range of flora and fauna. Purple island is an example of this.
  • Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Qatar. You can catch a game at almost any time throughout the year and are a great option for local entertainment.
  • Qatar has experienced one of the most significant economic growths in the world, making it one of the world’s richest countries.
  • Machbous is an important traditional dish in Qatar’s culture, it is a rich stew consisting of meat or seafood and rice.
  • Weekends in Qatar fall on Fridays and Saturdays, with most stores being closed on Friday mornings before afternoon prayer.

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