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Teach English in the UAE and Persian Gulf

Teach in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a great place for foreign teachers. Remarkable metropolises such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai have blossomed as important cities in the world and have tempted professionals to work and live in the country.

Teaching Jobs in UAE

Teachers in UAE can receive high salaries, competitive benefit packages, and be proud of living in world-renowned cities. Teaching in public schools or private international schools across UAE, you can have the chance to work with multinational staff and work with academic institutions offering the best education.

However, before you can apply as a teacher in UAE, you must have your bachelor’s degree and also complete 100 hours of TEFL instruction. In some international private schools, a Master’s Degree in Child Development and Education is required.

Teachers must also have a valid license to teach and duly certified to teach in their home country. Most job opportunities in UAE also require that teachers have at least two to three years of experience at the appropriate level in the subject area.

International Private School Teachers

Job offers at international private schools usually come with competitive salary packages as well as comprehensive benefits. Teaching positions in UAE range from kindergarten, primary and secondary school jobs. Academic administration jobs range from faculty heads, department heads, vice principals, and principals.

ESL Teachers in UAE

UAE makes certain that the new generation of Emirates are highly trained in Global English. With the rising demand in both public and private schools for ESL teachers, now is the perfect time to submit your application to secure an ESL teaching job in UAE. You may teach English to young kids or you can be a professional instructor for professionals who want to gain mastery of the language.

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.

ESL Teachers

International Private School Teachers


$2,000-$3,500 per month tax free

$2,400-$4,000 per month tax free

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Teaching Hours

20 to 25 hours/week

25 to 30 hours/week

Working Hours

8:30 to 4:30

8:00 to 17:00


18 national holidays

18 national holidays

Foreign Teachers per School

1 foreign teacher per school

2 to 5 foreign teachers per school

Class Size

20 to 25 students per class

15 to 20 students per class

Start Dates



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Language Arabic
Currency UAE Dirham
Capital Abu Dhabi
Weather Subtropical-arid with hot summers and warm winters
Population 8,264,070 (2013 estimate)
Cultural Rules Islam is the official state religion of the UAE and most people are Muslims. However, the government follows a policy of non-interference with non-Muslims, and non-Muslims are also expected to not interfere with Islamic religious matters.

Interesting Facts about UAE

  • Dubai is the longest automated metro system in the world. There are 87 trains in the 75-meter long network and they don’t have drivers.
  • The largest mall in the world is found in UAE – the Dubai Mall is 5.9 million square feet.
  • There are no income taxes in UAE
  • Incidence of Crime in UAE is very minimal
  • Almost 50% of the people living in Dubai are Indians. Only 17% is composed of Emiratis and the rest are immigrants.

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English Overseas 2013