Originally Posted by kalamityjim
Wondering about teaching in the Middle East myself too - career break next year. I was told that for jobs, you'd be better off just looking up the individual schools than the agencies.
As regards Abu Dhabi, spent yesterday researching where to go in the Middle East and what I found is that there is a pretty resounding opinion on different forums that Abu Dhabi can be pretty boring. Same goes for Qatar, Oman and pretty much anywhere out there apart from Dubai! Not sure if that's actually the case, just the impression I got from reading up on it. Few friends in Dubai myself too and they seem to be having a ball, although I think the money in Abu Dhabi might a bit better.
Besta luck with it!
I agree with everything here - Dubai it seems is the place to go!
I've just been subbing for the last year, it's getting tiring watching some friends are getting their dip done and me failing to get anything but thats the situation at the mo!
I'm heading to Dubai in August anyway, want a change from things for a year. . !! Everyone I know there says it's amazing, I don't know anyone in Abu Dhabi that well but Dubai does seem to be the place to go, if you want the social life too!! Abu Dhabi does seem to offer more money however. . ! Wherever you think, go for it!!