TEFL Jobs in UAE
If you need to earn a really good income, head to the Middle East. If you want to earn a good income and live in a vibrant economy where the local culture feels less restrictive than the neighboring counties, then TEFL jobs in UAE is a good place to start. The UAE tends to be the preferred destination for people heading to the Middle East for higher wages when needing to pay off student loans, saving to a buy house or for other money-needy projects.
Women in particular will find the UAE to be an easier place to live than the nearby neighbors Bahrain, Kuwait or Saudi Arabia.
Wages tend to be good, taxes low to non-existent, accommodation provided free with the job, airfare reimbursed or even paid up front in some cases and the list goes on and on.
Because the conditions are so good in the UAE and wages are high, they tend to demand more experience and more education than other countries. The UAE, or anywhere in the in the Gulf States for that matter, is not a good place for TEFL newbies to job hunt.
For experienced EFL teachers with relevant graduate degrees the college and university jobs in the UAE are some of the best in the TEFL world. As with any country though, do ask around about the reputation of your potential employer.
Colleges and universities will prefer relevant graduate degrees and 2-5 years of EFL teaching experience. Language schools will require less. The demand for teachers is great, but so is the competition.
Wages for TEFL jobs in UAE start at about US$2500 and go up to about US$4000+ per month in addition to generous benefits.
The cost of living in the UAE can be quite high but with your accommodation provided, the impact is lessened. Alcohol can be quite expensive, but eating out can be modestly priced, up to extravagant.
One of the most respected recruiters for the Middle East in general is Bayt. Click through on the link and do a search for English Teacher and you’ll be surprised by the opportunities at hand. Good luck! And remember to always do a search and bit of a background check about potential employers.
TEFL jobs in UAE