TEACH ENGLISH IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Join a global community of over 200,000 TEFL teachers working throughout the world! Enrol me!

The United Arab Emirates has a competitive TEFL teaching job market. Anyone applying for a job teaching English as a foreign language here can expect a good salary of around £2,000 a month tax-free, private healthcare, an apartment or allowance and your airfares reimbursed.

Although the United Arab Emirates has a high standard of living, you can live very comfortably on your earnings and even save money if you want to. Because competition is fierce, you will need a degree to teach English as a foreign language and most educational establishments prefer teachers with some experience.

There are 7 emirates in the country, but teaching is mainly concentrated in:

  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Al Ain
  • Al Gharbia
  • Sharjah

The United Emirates has a large ex-pat community, it is slightly more liberal than other countries in the region, but it must be remembered that it still has strict rules regarding alcohol, clothing and public displays of affection.

The United Arab Emirates – Dubai

Dubai is a vibrant modern city on the southeast coast. It is the largest city in the United Emirates and it’s famous for luxury shopping and sandy beaches. Transport links are excellent and you’re close to other countries like Kuwait and Bahrain which are cheap to visit.

The United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Emirates and the second largest city. It is located on an island in the Persian Gulf just off the country’s mainland. Its main industries are oil and commerce, so you may well be asked to teach English as a foreign language for business here. There are historic sites and beaches to visit in your free time and like Dubai there is an ex-pat community.

The United Arab Emirates – Al Ain

Al Ain is the middle of the country. It is a desert region and Al Ain is an oasis city on the border with Oman. If you prefer the tranquillity of the countryside close by then this is the place for you. Al Ain is one of the Emirates oldest inhabited settlements and is a World Heritage Site.

The United Arab Emirates – Al Gharbia

Al Gharbia is to the west and is close to the famous empty quarter, a great desert area. It has sandy beaches and it is close to Sir Bani Yas Island which is a haven for endangered wildlife. There’s also plenty of historic sites to explore and Al Mirfa beach is very popular with water sports enthusiasts.

The United Arab Emirates – Sharjah

Sharjah is on the southern coast of the United Emirates. It is a more conservative area and drinking alcohol is prohibited here. The city is the administrative and cultural centre of the Emirates. It has a large ex-pat community and English is normally spoken as a second language.

You should now have a good insight into teaching English in the United Arab Emirates.

Get Social

Follow us on social networks, join our newsletter - get the latest news and early discounts

Sign up to our newsletter

Follow us on social networks, sign up to our e-newsletters – get the latest news and early discounts

Accreditation Partners

The TEFL Academy was the world’s first TEFL course provider to receive official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies in both the USA and UK. This means when you graduate you’ll hold a globally recognised Level 3 (120hr) Certificate or Level 5 (168hr) Diploma, meaning you can find work anywhere and apply for jobs immediately.

Product added to your cart

You have added to your cart:

Request call back

    Please leave your details below and one of our TEFL experts will get back to you ASAP:

    captcha Type characters on the left:

    Would you like us to update you on TEFL opportunities, jobs and related products & services?

    Yes, keep me updatedNo, but thanks anyway!

    Thank you! Your message has been sent!

    Download the TEFL World Factbook

      Please enter your details in order to download the latest TEFL World Factbook.

      Would you like us to update you on TEFL opportunities, jobs and related products & services?

      Yes, keep me updatedNo, but thanks anyway!

      Thank you for downloading the TEFL World Factbook!


      If the TEFL World Factbook did not download
      > Click Here To Download <

      Download the Online Teaching Guide

        Please enter your details in order to download our Online Teaching Guide.

        Would you like us to update you on TEFL opportunities, jobs and related products & services?

        Yes, keep me updatedNo, but thanks anyway!

        Thank you for downloading our Online Teaching Guide!


        If the Online Teaching Guide did not download
        > Click Here To Download <

        Download Prospectus

          Please enter your details in order to download our latest prospectus.

          Would you like us to update you on TEFL opportunities, jobs and related products & services?

          Yes, keep me updatedNo, but thanks anyway!

          Thank you for downloading our prospectus!


          We hope you enjoy reading our prospectus, we have tried to make it as useful as possible! Please get in touch if you have any questions.


          If the prospectus did not download automatically
          > Click Here To Download <

          $
          $