Working in Abu Dhabi
What can you expect living and working in Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the UAE and is fast becoming a tourist destination. As we have already said all schools offer very competitive tax free salaries ranging from 9000 dirham up to 20,000 dirham a month depending on your qualifications and experience. These schools all offer state of the art furnished accommodation, annual air flights, health insurance and end of contract bonus (Usually one month salary for every year of service you may have worked.). Utilities may or may not be part of the package but utilities in the Middle East in general is very inexpensive.
How often do you get paid?
How do I get a Bank Account?
How do I save money?
How much can I save?
This depends on what you like to do with your disposable income but in general people save almost 60% – 70% of their monthly income. If you REALLY like shopping and socialising this may be a little less!!
Abu Dhabi is very easy to navigate through. All the roads systems in the UAE are world class. Most teachers in Abu Dhabi either rent or buy cars. Both are inexpensive. Petrol is cheaper than water in the UAE so this would not be a big expense. Expect travelling times anywhere from 5 minutes to 40 minutes commute to work.
Do single women travel to the UAE?
Yes they do. The UAE is one of the safest countries in the world. As with any place you must respect the local traditions and culture, it is always safest to travel with groups of people. Hear from some of our teachers.
Do women have to cover up?
What can I wear to school?
Is there alcohol in the UAE?
Where can I socialise?
What are ladies nights?
Ladies nights are exclusive nights for women that provide ladies with free entry and free drinks for the night. Sorry guys there is no such thing as a man’s night just yet!