What to expect
The teaching job opportunities in the Middle East are expanding every year. Tax free living and the chance to live a luxurious lifestyle, complemented by fantastic blue skies all year round. No matter subject you specialise in, International and domestic schools in the Middle East are constantly looking to recruit the best talent. Combined with flight cost cover, accommodation subsidies, health insurance and high paying salaries, working as a teacher in the Middle East seems too good to be true, but believe us this is completely real!
United Arab Emirates – Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Quickly becoming a country world-renowned for its wealth and taste for luxury, the UAE is actively recruiting teachers in all types of schools. Known to be one of the more progressive Arab nations, the UAE is a great choice for a teacher who wishes to live in a country during a period of rapid modernisation. It is possible to save a large chunk of your monthly, tax-free salary. With its multicultural society, warm climate, and high tax-free salaries that come with good benefits, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an excellent choice for experienced teachers in a range of fields.
Qatar, a small country on the Persian Gulf, is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It has a booming economy with significant investments in education and tourism.
No wonder teaching English in Qatar is becoming more popular! Qatar offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits for teachers from all over the world. Plus, it’s an exciting place to travel to and explore.
There are many reasons you might choose to live and work in Qatar: culture, history, adventure – these are all big draws for educators who want to teach English abroad. Qatar’s salaries are also generally high. Most schools in Qatar are looking for qualified, experienced teachers from native English-speaking countries such as the United States, Canada, UK, or Australia. However, there are plenty of opportunities for native Arabic speakers who want to teach in Qatar.
One of the richest countries in the Middle East, Kuwait is looking for English-speaking educators to teach its growing population. The primary language in Kuwait is Arabic. However, English is widely spoken here and there is a huge demand by many, from preschoolers to university students, to learn the language.
Kuwait is a small country dominated by its capital, Kuwait City. This hip metropolis offers all the comforts and conveniences of a modern city while also providing a unique window into Arab culture and society.
A stone’s throw from downtown, you’ll find well-preserved archaeological sites, vast desert landscapes, and white sandy beaches. Offering some of the best incentives for international teachers, Kuwait is an ideal destination for those interested teaching while being immersed in Arab culture. This is an exciting place to live and work as long as you do not mind year-long sunshine!
Mostly located in Kurdistan, an autonomous region in northern Iraq, there are plenty of teaching vacancies. Whether you’re an experienced licensed teacher or a beginner ESL instructor, there are schools looking for talented people like you for their classrooms.
Depending on the type of school you’re working in and your own qualifications and experience, teachers’ salaries in Iraq can be very good.
At an international school in Iraq, a teacher may earn even more. International school benefits may include:
- Tax free salary
- Furnished accommodation
- End of service benefits
- International medical insurance
- Career development and training