Teach in Abu Dhabi

Teach in Abu Dhabi

Teach Away is the founding recruitment partner for one of the world’s largest educational reforms, the Abu Dhabi Education Council New School Model. As ADEC’s first worldwide recruitment partner, Teach Away is the number one choice for thousands of educators across the globe.

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Teaching at Public Schools in Abu Dhabi

Since the official start of the ADEC School Reform Program in 2009, Teach Away has successfully sent thousands of educators to teach in public schools in Abu Dhabi.

Proven recruitment methods

Teach Away’s recruitment and screening process was developed with ADEC during the inception of the program. As a result, Teach Away candidates have been hired at a higher percentage than other candidates.

Highest success rate

Over 80% of the teachers in the ADEC Licensed Teacher program have been hired through Teach Away.

Simplified procedures

Teach Away’s systems tie into the systems of the Abu Dhabi Education Council to ensure the smoothest possible processing of visas, flights, and housing.

Teach Away - ADEC's Leading Recruitment Agency

With head offices in North America and branches worldwide, Teach Away recruits licensed Public School educators from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa for exciting teaching positions within ADEC’s New School Model.

In early 2009, Teach Away management met with officials from the Abu Dhabi government to design and develop one of the largest international licensed teacher recruitment initiatives in the world. Since the inception of the ADEC Reform Program, Teach Away has recruited over 80% of all English speaking educators working for the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

As the first recruitment provider for English Medium Teachers (EMTs), Teach Away is the only organization that has been working with ADEC since the program’s inception. Teach Away is seeking dedicated teachers, principals, and administrators to participate in a large education reform that will help shape the future of this young nation.

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Teaching Benefits in Abu Dhabi

Additional benefits to working in Abu Dhabi Public Schools through Teach Away:

Support network

Teach Away’s online network puts teachers in touch with a community of foreign educators, even before departing for Abu Dhabi

Professional help arranging documents

Teach Away has worked with the Abu Dhabi Education Council since the inception of the program and has a proven record of success.

Efficiency and simplicity

Teach Away’s systems work with ADEC’s to facilitate the processing of documents, giving Teach Away educators the best chances of arriving on time.

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Apply to Teach in Abu Dhabi

Join the thousands of other professional educators who have partnered with Teach Away to support this dynamic young country in developing their education system.


Abu Dhabi Public Schools

ADEC Interview Dates

Please note that attendance to an interview session is by invitation only. Candidates are asked not to purchase flights to any of the interview locations until they have been officially invited by Teach Away representatives. Please also note that all dates are subject to change. Applicants who interview through more than one agency risk having their application cancelled by ADEC.

New York - To be confirmed
Charlotte - To be confirmed
Chicago - To be confirmed
Houston - To be confirmed
Abu Dhabi - To be confirmed
Toronto - To be confirmed
United Kingdom
London - Sun and Mon Nov 26th and 27th
Dublin - Sat Nov 25th
South Africa
Johannesburg - To be confirmed
Cape Town - To be confirmed
Durban - To be confirmed
Sydney - To be confirmed
Abu Dhabi

Teaching Subjects in Abu Dhabi

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

Foreign Staff in Abu Dhabi Public Schools

Teachers can expect to work with local Emirati teachers, western expatriate teachers, and Arabic expatriate teachers. Foreign teachers make up roughly 15 - 40% of the staff in any given Abu Dhabi public school.

Abu Dhabi at a Glance

Country Information

Language - Arabic

Population - 921.000

Currency - UAE Dirham

Government - Constitutional monarchy

Major Religion - Islam

Climate - Hot desert climate

Size - 972.45 km²

Quick Facts
  • The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates.
  • Abu Dhabi is the capital city of UAE and is the second most populous city.
  • The Capital Gate tower in Abu Dhabi is the world’s furthest leaning man-made tower, leaning at 18 degrees -- four times greater than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • The origin of the name "Abu Dhabi" is uncertain. Meaning "Father of the Gazelle", when literally translated from Arabic, it probably referred to the few gazelles that inhabit the emirate.

Apply to teach in Abu Dhabi

Teachers can expect to work with local Emirati teachers, western expatriate teachers, and Arabic expatriate teachers. Foreign teachers make up roughly 15 - 40% of the staff in any given Abu Dhabi public school.