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.
Teaching Locations in Abu Dhabi
Teachers will be assigned to a school within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is responsible for three regions: Abu Dhabi City, Al 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 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, 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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Abu Dhabi at a glance
Currency: UAE Dirham
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Major religion: Islam
Climate: Hot desert climate
Size: 972.45 km²
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.