I'm currently in my 1st year with Sabis in the UAE. If anyone has any questions, send me a message or ask on thread.
Re the interview, if memory serves, mine was late March/early April in Dublin. I think I only got a week or two's notice about it as well. Don't be at all worried about the interview, it's really just a formality, apparently if you're offered an interview, you'll be offered a contract. It's a group interview, mine was with 2 other people. They asked me to give a bit of background about myself, why I wanted to work with them, how I would deal with an unruly child, what did I know about Sabis, was I prepared to live in a different country with a completely different culture and what I would do if a parent approached me about their child. Pretty much just everything that you filled in on your application form to be honest.
The job itself isn't that exciting. It can be stressful at times. The wages are low enough but you will have enough to get by plus (food shopping is a lot cheaper over here) more for nights out, travelling, shopping (UAE's main hobby) etc. You don't have to pay rent, transport to and from school, utilities etc. The only bills I pay are for my internet and phone. If you really wanted to save, you could, I just like to blow my wages in the malls Really, you're living for the weekend and the lifestyle over here and it's worth it, in my opinion anyway!
Like I said, any more questions, feel free to send me a message about it