Dubai is a popular destination for tourists, sports fans and teaching in Dubai schools and universities. Situated in the gulf, United Arab Emirates (UAE) the city is a well developed cosmopolitan fairly large area with good public transport, although you can drive with the correct local driving licence. Education and teaching jobs in Dubai international schools are available and offered to teachers from nursery, primary and secondary school with the right skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.
School teachers in Dubai receive two days off Friday and Saturday each week. Classes start early and you are expected to be in school before 7 am.
Current teaching jobs in Dubai
Teaching in Dubai at an international school
An international school in Dubai provides an education to local school pupils and expatriate children offering education curriculum’s from different countries from nursery to sixth form. Just about all schools start in late August or early September for students attending classes.
Secondary high school and elementary/primary school teaching jobs to 5-18 year old’s students.
Nursery/Kindergarten schools jobs: As a nursery teacher you will be looking after and helping develop the speech and learning of children from 3-5 years old.
International school teacher salary Dubai
- Classroom teachers can expect to be offered around 9,000-16,000 AED per month
- No tax or social security deductions from your wages each month
Depends on your years of experience and qualifications. Additional payment is awarded for responsibility, such as head of department or leadership role.
Salary you receive each month is part of a package that will included flights, accommodation, health insurance, reduced school fees, possible car and other benefits.
Dubai teacher requirements
Classroom and senior leadership positions requirements are the same for UAE including education qualifications for the post and obtaining a work permit/residency visa. Also, depends on the school job and level of responsibility.
- Recent in the past 6 months criminal clearance document from home country
- 2+ years teaching experience, also newly qualified teachers considered
- Must have certified, attested and legalized qualifications for visa and work permit regulations
- Medical check document that has be authenticated
- A legal requirement for Dubai for classroom teachers is a degree in the subject you will teach, and teaching qualification at that age
Looking to teach in Dubai age 60 +? you will not be issued a work/residency permit even if you can obtain a school educators job in Dubai. You are perceived as too old.
Your students when leaving school move into work, study abroad in countries around the world from UK, Australia, Germany, USA and Canada. Others stay in Dubai and can choose from around 63 colleges’ & universities in Dubai, 3 being government universities that provide students with almost all educational degree studies that they require.
Accommodation and transport in Dubai
An apartment or villa is provides by all international schools and other state education providers, single or shared. Dubai teacher accommodation ranges in size and standards depending on your employer, and many places for teachers are a distance away from your school.
An accommodation allowance is also payable instead, although renting is expensive in the city. Moving around the city of Dubai methods include:
Metro over ground rail network
Modern air conditioned regular public buses
Car lease. Hire or you can buy a vehicle as a resident
Boat as a pleasure trip and a small boat for leisure
Dubai health care system
Employers will provide a health card for private medical facilities. Medical treatment can be very high quality but expensive. Check with your employer if it is full benefits or standard or even lower coverage. Comprehensive medical cover means you are taken care off for all medical needs, well mostly all if you need care and assistance.
Dubai area facts
Population: 1,942,032 million, estimate
Area size: Metro area 1,287.4 km² (497.1 sq mi) approximately
Time: + 3 GMT winter time
International dialing code: + 971
Climate: October to May hot & sunny. June to September very hot with little rain.
Dubai City Code: 4
Where to find a teacher vacancy in Dubai
Teaching jobs in Dubai are available all year round at present as demand for good teachers continues with more students attending schools in the city area. Should you wish job search on the internet:
Jobs on this website
Conduct a Google search for Dubai teacher recruitment agencies
On teacher recruitment agencies Dubai
Dubai, Middle East and international education & teaching job boards
Before accepting an educators job and moving, conduct a lot of research and ask yourself is this the right move for me at present and for the future.