Teaching in the Middle East

Teaching in the UAE

UAE MapThe United Arab Emirates is a constitutional federation of seven emirates; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. The region boasts stunning scenery from its beautiful coastline and beaches to giant sand dunes and waterfalls.

The Middle East continues to grow in leaps and bounds with its thriving cities, architecture and towers all while keeping their incredible culture. Today the UAE is a strong, vibrant and modern nation that is open to the world.


Fast Facts:

Capital City: Abu Dhabi
International dialling code: +971
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham (AED or Dhs)
Population: 9.206 million (2012)
President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Qualifications for teaching in the UAE
Qualifications normally accepted would be any of the following: a Bachelors degree in your field of study, Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education or Higher Diploma in Education.

Teachers in the UAE can expect to earn lucrative salaries, competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living in a world class country. Teaching in private international schools across the UAE, teachers will join multinational staff and teach in schools offering state of the art facilities and excellent resources. We offer teaching positions in 6 of the 7 Emirates.

Salary packages (generally)

  • Tax free salary.
  • Paid annual flights from your home country.
  • Furnished accommodation | accommodation allowance.
  • Transport to and from school or allowance.
  • Medical as per law.

Teaching jobs range from KG up to Gr 12 (all subjects) as well as Administrative positions from Department Heads to Principal positions. For vacant positions in Dubai click here.


Teaching in Kuwait

Kuwait MapTeaching in Kuwait is a true cultural experience. Kuwaiti parents have long made an international education a priority for their children, and many international schools in this prosperous Gulf country have Kuwaiti children in attendance.

Kuwait, sharing a boarder Saudi Arabia and Iraq is surely catching up with its neighbours in the Middle East. You will find luxury hotels, shopping malls, green parks and high rises. There are also world class shopping malls in Kuwait City. Kuwait is completely “dry” meaning no alcohol can be purchased in the country and no alcohol can be brought into the country.

Kuwait houses some of world’s most extensive oil reserves resulting in it being the ninth richest country in the world per capita.


Fast Facts:

Capital City: Kuwait City
International dialling code: +965
Currency: Kuwaiti dinar (KD)
Population: 3.25 million (2012)
Government: Hereditary monarchy, Unitary state, Constitutional monarchy

Qualifications for teaching in Kuwait
In order to teach in Kuwait teachers must have a valid degree or certificate in their subject area as well as a teaching license. Teachers must also be able to teach in their home country. Most teaching positions in Kuwait also require that teachers have at least 2 years of experience teaching at the appropriate grade level, in the relevant subject area.

Qualifications normally accepted would be a Bachelors degree in your field of study, Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Higher Diploma in Education (4 years of study). No Diploma in Education or any 3 year qualification will be accepted.

Teachers in Kuwait can expect to earn higher salaries than in most parts of the Gulf, competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living in one of the richest countries in the world. Teaching in private international schools in Kuwait, teachers will join multinational staff and teach in schools offering state of the art facilities and excellent resources.

Salary packages (generally)

  • Tax free salary.
  • Paid annual flights from your home country.
  • Furnished accommodation | accommodation allowance.
  • Transport to and from school or allowance.
  • Medical as per law.

Teaching jobs range from KG up to Gr 12 (all subjects) as well as Administrative positions from Department Heads to Principal positions. For vacant positions in Kuwait click here.


Teaching in Oman

Oman MapOman is the oldest independent state in the Arab world, occupying the south-east corner of the Arabian peninsula.

With its rich heritage, embracing society and an abundance of natural beauty – spectacular mountains, wind-blown deserts and a pristine coastline – Oman is ideal for those seeking out the modern face of Arabia while wanting still to sense its ancient soul.

Oman’s attractions include a largely-untouched coastline, mountains, deserts and the burgeoning capital Muscat, with its forts, palaces and old walled city.

Fast Facts:
Capital City: Muscat
International dialling code: +968
Currency: Omani rial (OMR)
Government: Unitary state, Islamic state, Absolute monarchy


Qualifications for teaching in Oman

In order to teach in Oman teachers must have a valid degree or certificate as well as a teaching license. Teachers must also be able to teach in their home country. Most teaching positions in Oman also require that teachers have at least 1 year experience teaching at the appropriate grade level, in the relevant subject area.

Qualifications normally accepted would be a Bachelors degree in your field of study, Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Higher Diploma in Education. No Diplomas or 3 year qualifications will be accepted.

Teachers in Oman can expect to earn tax free salaries, competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living in a beautiful country with spectacular mountains and coastlines. Teaching in private international schools in Oman will mean you will join multinational staff and teach in top class schools. We also offer positions outside of the city.

Salary packages (generally)

  • Tax free salary.
  • Paid annual flights from your home country.
  • Furnished accommodation | accommodation allowance.
  • Transport to and from school or allowance.
  • Medical as per law.

Teaching jobs range from KG up to Gr 12 (all subjects) as well as Administrative positions from Department Heads to Principal positions. For vacant positions in Oman click here.


Teaching in Bahrain

Bahrain Map

The Island of Bahrain is probably the most liberal out of all the Arabs countries. Half the population is believed to be Westerners so the lifestyle has also become more western with pubs and clubs across the city. Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with Bahrain Island the largest land mass at 55 km long by 18 km wide.

The new Bahrain Financial Harbour and Capital of Manama is currently rising like Neptune from reclaimed land, and its proud buildings, such as the Dual Towers, appear to be holding back the sea.

Reclamation in the Gulf has become the fashion. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Doha and Muscat all have ambitious projects involving a tamed sea in a human landscape. The springs also encouraged the most lustrous of pearls – the trade in which helped build the island’s early fortunes.

 


Fast Facts:

Capital City: Manama
Currency: Bahraini dinar (BD)
King: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah
Government: Monarchy, Constitutional monarchy

Qualifications for teaching in Bahrain:
In order to teach in Bahrain teachers must have a valid degree or certificate. Montessori and TEFL qualifications are also accepted here. Most teaching positions in Bahrain require that teachers have at least 1 year experience teaching at the appropriate grade level, in the relevant subject area although newly qualified teachers will also be considered.

Qualifications normally accepted would be a Bachelors degree in your field of study, Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Higher Diploma in Education, Diploma in Education, TEFL certificate, Montessori Certificate.

Teachers in Bahrain can expect to earn tax free salaries, competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living on an island amongst loads of other expats. Teaching in private international schools and Language Centres across Bahrain teachers will join multinational staff and teach in schools offering state of the art facilities and excellent resources.

Salary packages (generally)

  • Tax free salary.
  • Paid annual flights from your home country.
  • Furnished accommodation | accommodation allowance.
  • Transport to and from school or allowance.
  • Medical as per law.

Teaching jobs range from KG up to Gr 12 (all subjects) as well as Administrative positions from Department Heads to Principal positions. For vacant positions in Bahrain click here.


Teaching in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia MapThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a vast country with an ever changing educational landscape. Western teachers in Saudi typically live in expatriate gated communities (compounds) in which they have access to many western amenities – from restaurants to movie theatres, pools and even bowling alleys. Normal western cloths can be worn within these compounds. Expatriate life in Saudi Arabia can be comfortable if teachers are aware of daily customs and adhere to all rules and laws. Whether teachers are within a compound for foreigners or elsewhere in the country, being respectful of customs and rules is expected at all times

Saudi Arabia has quite a strict dress code. You are not allowed to wear short shorts, skirts or dresses or wear spaghetti strap tops. Women normally wear an abaya which is a black dress that covers the body from the neck down to the ankles outside of their compounds as well as a headscarf.

Dynamic Personnel offers teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia at a number of institutions, including private international schools, universities and colleges.
Teaching in Saudi Arabia also gives teachers the opportunity to learn more about Middle Eastern and Islamic traditions. Whether you are teaching in a small desert town or teaching in a large city setting, teaching in Saudi Arabia is a cultural immersion experience like no other.

Fast Facts:
Capital City: Riyadh
International dialling code: +966
Currency: Saudi riyal (SAR)
King: Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Population: 28.29 million (2012)

Qualifications for teaching in Saudi Arabia
In order to teach in Saudi teachers must have a valid degree or certificate. Most teaching positions in Saudi require a relevant degree with at least 1 year experience teaching at the appropriate grade level, in the relevant subject area.

Qualifications normally accepted would be a Bachelors degree in your field of study, Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Higher Diploma in Education, Diploma in Education, TEFL certification or IELTS certification. In some cases a Masters Degree is preferred but not necessary.

Teachers in Saudi can expect to earn lucrative tax free salaries, competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living in cultural country. Teaching in private international schools or Universities in Saudi will mean you will join multinational staff and teach in top class institutions. We offer positions throughout the country.

Salary packages (generally)

  • Tax free salary.
  • Paid annual flights from your home country.
  • Furnished accommodation | accommodation allowance.
  • Transport to and from school or allowance.
  • Medical as per law.

Teaching jobs range from KG up to Gr 12 (all subjects) as well as Administrative positions from Department Heads to Principal positions. Teaching ESL (English) to Prep year students are also offered at tertiary level. For vacant positions in Saudi Arabia click here.


Teaching in Qatar

Qatar Map

Qatar is seen as one of the fastest developing cities in the Gulf region with a large expatriate community. Although it is considered a small or mid-sized Middle Eastern city, Qatar boasts many amenities and attractions, including museums, malls, and water parks. Because Qatar is surrounded by water, there are plenty of opportunities for water sports and activities. Qatar has a bit of everything. You can relax in one of the many parks, visit golden sand beaches, go exploring in the desert or even go camping overnight.

Teaching in Qatar allows teachers the opportunity to work within top private international schools, earning a competitive salary and experiencing all that life in Doha has to offer.

Qatar, like its neighbour the United Arab Emirates, has a variety of international schools from those primarily attended by host nationals to those almost exclusively for expatriates, and everything in between.

 

 


Fast Facts:

Capital City: Doha
International dialling code: +974
Currency: Qatari riyal (QAR)
Population: 2.051 million (2012)
Government: Emirate, Monarchy, Absolute monarchy

Qualifications for teaching in Qatar
In order to teach in Qatar teachers must have a valid degree or certificate as well as a teaching license. Teachers must also be able to teach in their home country. Most teaching positions in Qatar also require that teachers have at least 2 years of experience teaching at the appropriate grade level, in the relevant subject area.

Qualifications normally accepted would be a Bachelors degree in your field of study, Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Higher Diploma in Education.

Teachers in Qatar can expect to earn lucrative salaries, competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living in a world class, fast growing country. Teaching in private international schools in Qatar, teachers will join multinational staff and teach in schools offering state of the art facilities and excellent resources.

Salary packages (generally)

  • Tax free salary.
  • Paid annual flights from your home country.
  • Furnished accommodation | accommodation allowance.
  • Transport to and from school or allowance.
  • Medical as per law.

Teaching jobs range from KG up to Gr 12 (all subjects) as well as Administrative positions from Department Heads to Principal positions. For vacant positions in Qatar click here.


Teaching in Egypt

Egypt MapEgypt is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt. The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish. The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world’s longest river dazzles the senses

Egypt is home to a multicultural society. The Egyptians, from all origins, are known for their welcoming attitude towards tourists. If you respect the local customs and traditions, and avoid offending anyone, especially in places of worship and remote locations where some old traditions are maintained, you are sure to spend an unforgettable time in Egypt.

The economy of Egypt is one of the most diversified in the Middle East, with sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industry and services at almost equal production levels. Egypt is considered to be a regional and middle power, with significant cultural, political, and military influence in North Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world.

Fast Facts:
Capital City: Cairo
International Dialling code: +20
Government: Provisional government
Currency: Egyptian pound
Official language: Modern Standard Arabic

Qualifications for teaching in Egypt
In order to teach in Egypt teachers must have a valid degree or certificate as well as a teaching license. Teachers must also be able to teach in their home country. Most teaching positions in Egypt also require that teachers have at least 2 years of experience teaching at the appropriate grade level, in the relevant subject area. Experience in the British curriculum is preferred. South African passport holders are not preferred due to visa regulations.

Qualifications normally accepted would be a Bachelors degree in your field of study, Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Higher Diploma in Education. No Diploma in Education or any 3 year qualification will be accepted.

Teachers in Egypt can expect to earn good tax free salaries with competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living in a rich cultural and beautiful country with limitless travel opportunities. Teaching in private international schools in Egypt, teachers will join multinational staff and teach in schools offering state of the art facilities and excellent resources.

Salary packages (generally)

  • Tax free salary.
  • Paid annual flights from your home country.
  • Furnished accommodation | accommodation allowance.
  • Transport to and from school or allowance.
  • Medical as per law.

Teaching jobs range from KG up to Gr 12 (all subjects) as well as Administrative positions from Department Heads to Principal positions. For vacant positions in Egypt click here.


Teaching in Jordan

Jordan MapJordan is probably not the first country to spring to mind if you’re thinking about Teaching in the Middle East.

Jordan spans the southern part of the Syrian Desert down to the Gulf of Aqaba. It shares borders with Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestinian territories and Saudi Arabia. Jordan boasts an incredible diversity of landscapes and ecosystems, being home to valleys, deserts, mountains and wildlife reserves.

Schools in Jordan are usually of a very good standard, and serve a mix of locals and expatriates. Due to more relaxed visa regulations Jordan is more accessible for a wide range of teachers.

Fast Facts:
Capital: Amman
King: Abdullah II of Jordan
Currency: Jordanian dinar
Government: Unitary state, Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentary system


Qualifications for teaching in Jordan

In order to teach in Jordan teachers must have a valid degree or certificate. Montessori and TEFL qualifications are also accepted here. Most teaching positions in Jordan require that teachers have at least 1 year experience teaching at the appropriate grade level, in the relevant subject area although newly qualified teachers will also be considered. The visa regulations for older teachers are also not so strict here so accepting teachers over the age of 60 is a possibility.

Qualifications normally accepted would be a Bachelors degree in your field of study, Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Higher Diploma in Education, Diploma in Education, TEFL certificate, Montessori Certificate.

Teachers in Jordan can expect to earn tax free salaries, competitive benefits packages, and will enjoy living in an undiscovered diverse country. Teaching in private international schools teachers will join multinational staff and teach in schools offering state of the art facilities and excellent resources.

Salary packages (generally)

  • Tax free salary.
  • Paid annual flights from your home country.
  • Furnished accommodation | accommodation allowance.
  • Transport to and from school or allowance.
  • Medical as per law.

Teaching jobs range from KG up to Gr 12 (all subjects) as well as Administrative positions from Department Heads to Principal positions. For vacant positions in Jordan click here.