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Teaching in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a popular teaching destination because teachers can earn lucrative salaries, receive great benefits packages, and enjoy a high standard of living in an incredible city.If you are seeking a teaching job in Abu Dhabi private international schools, expect to find yourself working alongside multinational staff from around the world. Teachers will work in schools boasting state-of-the-art facilities and resources.

Find teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi for kindergarten and primary teachers through to middle and secondary school positions. Educational administration jobs include department and faculty head roles, vice-principal, and principal positions.

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Teaching Locations in Abu Dhabi

Teachers will be assigned to a school within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is responsible for three regionsAbu Dhabi CityAl Ain, and Al Gharbia. The majority of placement locations will be in urban or suburban settings. Teachers may be placed up to a 45-minute drive from their school.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the second-largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Dubai. It is located on an island on the Arabian Gulf and offers year-round sunshine.

Al Ain

Al Ain, the fourth largest city in the UAE, is located next to Oman and is known as the Garden City of the UAE. Click here to read more information about teaching locations in Abu Dhabi.

Contract duration when teaching in Abu Dhabi

Teachers working in the UAE are contracted to teach for at least a year, and usually up to three years. Teachers who successfully complete the contract will be offered an option to renew their contracts.

Qualifications for Teaching in Abu Dhabi

Teachers interested in working in Abu Dhabi must be licensed to teach in their state/province. Teachers who have an undergraduate degree but no teaching credentials will not be considered for teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi. Teaching English as a Second Language certificates, although helpful in a second language learning environment, cannot replace a teaching license.

Criminal Background Check

All Teach Away applicants to this public school program must provide a criminal background check at the time of their in-person interview.

Class Sizes and Student Age in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi schools are divided into four levels: Kindergarten, Cycle 1 (grades 1-5), Cycle 2 (grades 6-9), and Cycle 3 (grades 10-12). A typical class in Abu Dhabi will have between 20-30 students.

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How much money can you really make teaching in Abu Dhabi?

Teachers in Abu Dhabi can expect to make a salary between 12,300-20,400 AED, depending on teaching experience and credentials.

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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.