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    Anyone ever live or work in Abu Dhabi?

    I have an upcoming interview for the public school system in Abu Dhabi. The government started a new initiative a year or two ago to hire certified teachers to teach Math, Science and English in primary schools. They also hire teachers to teach English in the public high schools.

    The aim is to teach Arabic students in English where they have next to no English ability. I believe there is supposed to be 3-5 foreign teachers per school.

    The contract is two years and the pay is quite generous. Between $3000-$4000 CAD per month. Single housing is included and tax free dollars. Six weeks vacation in summer and two return tickets from home country per year.

    I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who has lived or taught in Abu Dhabi. I have a friend there now who is an Engineer and he seems to like it aside from the heat.

    Thanks

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    wobble hangs somewhere near there.

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    Why not give him a p.m.?


    He could probably tell you a lot.

    Good luck PB.

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    Ta. Not sure yet. The job is for mid August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound View Post
    Ta. Not sure yet. The job is for mid August.
    It's good that you have the time to consider all options.

    Good luck.

    Like I said...wobble if probably your best source of information regarding that entire region.

    He probably wouldn't mind a p.m...

    Stay warm PB

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound View Post
    Single housing is included
    Perhaps you and Wobble to shack up, together. Save the housing allowance. Just a thought.
    Forever heading home

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    ...another country full of Islams!...tread carefully, PB: Abu Doobies are tutu unfriendly...
    ...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    another country full of Islams!...tread carefully,
    Yes, thanks for the heads up. I understand where you are coming from immensely.

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    Abu Dhabi. Land of more arabs.
    "Take this, brother; may it serve you well."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...another country full of Islams!...tread carefully, PB: Abu Doobies are tutu unfriendly...
    ignore these bigots.. ive been to uae.. never felt safer...
    just respect local customs and they will love u for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound View Post
    yes, thanks for the heads up
    classic


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Key View Post
    Abu Dhabi. Land of more arabs.
    Yes, indeed. I turned down the interview opportunity. The money looked good, but money isn't everything. I would have been paid $3800 CAD based on my experience. I decided that money isn't everything. I have an opportunity in my field in Canada, and will stay put for now. Am I crazy or what?

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    hy dont they train their own instead of outsourcinf at 10x the cost, it makes no sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyharlo View Post
    hy dont they train their own
    ...few Emiratis would put up with the work required of the average teacher: if anything, you'll find them in admin, behind large desks, staring at the clock...

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