Finding a teaching job in Dubai or Qatar is not very hard these days as there is huge demand for teachers. The government of Dubai and Qatar are looking for skilled teachers that speak a variety of languages, such as English, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic or any of the African languages. They are educating their youth but also their official employees in those languages.
There are different standards of schools in Dubai. The UK/US style, the South Asian style and the Arabic style. They target the different populations in Dubai, such as Indians and Pakistanis, American and British expats and the native Arabic population. Before applying for a teacher job in Dubai you should make up your mind about which one of those styles suit you and your skills. Educating kids in one of those schools requires you to understand the system behind the school. Of course you should also take your background into consideration, so if you’re Indian then you will most probably not apply for a teaching job at one of the Arabic schools, regardless of your Arabic skills. Of course there are exceptions to this.
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When applying for a job you should have all papers that prove your qualification and education ready as they need to be sent along with your application. Also make sure you have a couple of valuable references ready, including the contacts’ phone numbers in case they get a call from your potential employer. Reference checking is becoming more and more of a habit in the UAE and you should prepare for that.
You are usually not required to speak Arabic since English is a de-facto language in all of the UAE – but it’s a big plus to know Arabic. Being qualified with an American or British degree is also a big plus as those are deemed valuable in the UAE.