Working in the Middle East offers a diverse experience with easy access to some incredible places to visit and work!

There are a mixture of smaller regions and cities if you are looking for a more ‘local’ or cultural experience, but equally there are many large cities which can give a broader variety and a westernised experience if that’s what you are looking for.

What countries are within the Middle East?

There are many countries within the Middle East and all are very different. The key locations that we place teachers are:

  • Oman
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Egypt

Key points to note when working in the Middle East

Your working week is likely to be Sunday to Thursday with ‘weekends’ on Friday and Saturday

It’s well connected - many of the Middle Eastern countries are accessible on short flights if you want to explore further during school holidays.

The Middle East offers reasonably short flight times to the UK, Ireland and Europe - so a great location if you are keen to be within a few hours of these locations or for friends and family to visit.

There are good expat communities in most of these countries so you will be able to connect and make friends outside of work.

A rich history - plenty of culture to explore.

Financial benefits - tax free earnings are a great opportunity to save or to do a lot of spending!

When choosing any country to live and work in, you must be respectful of the laws and culture. We advise that you thoroughly do your research before applying for any roles to find the best location for you. 

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