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Q: Opinion on teaching in the Middle East

I have been researching a bit about teaching in the Middle East, KSA, UAE, Qatar, of course the salaries are quite attractive, however I have been doing some DD and teachers there say they are 'only' able to save like 13,000 RMB a month, which I feel is nearly possible here.  So maybe the jump wouldn't really be worth it.  Anyone have any experience teaching there?  Or think about teaching there? 

8 years 29 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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Not a bad choice if you can make sure of your safety.

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Worked in a few nations in the middle east, but not as a teacher. A few tips.

 

1. Don't go if you're female don't take your wife if you're a married male. 

2. Try and plan your vacations for Ramadan.

3. Dubai pays top dollar and you can usually at least double your income by VIP teaching.

4. Try and arrange accommodation in or near the international hotel areas as drinking and such 'western' depravities are tolerated in those areas in most nations. (Note tolerated not always legal though).

5. Get off the streets at prayer times, it's too much hassle to be out and about and in some nations (Saudi Arabia in particular) the Religious Police will batter you with their long nightsticks just for not being in prayer regardless of your nationality or religion. 

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I know someone (a female) who teaches in Dubai. She earns around 20,000 RMB a month and gets free accommodation. Despite the fact that Dubai is more expensive than Chinese cities, I think you can save a substantial sum in Dubai if you lead a fairly moderate lifestyle. Just don't eat out every day or buy designer clothes every week and your bank account will quickly fatten.

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