At a Glance: Teaching English Abroad in the United Arab Emirates

At a Glance: Teaching English Abroad in the United Arab Emirates

Timeless, tranquil deserts - home to vast star-filled skies and sweeping dunes - surround sleek modern cities such as Dubai, which boasts the largest skyscraper in the world. Our graduates tell us that teaching ESL in the UAE is an experience like no other.

Monthly Salary*:
9,000 - 21,000 AED
3,270 - 7,640 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
35 - 200 AED
12.75 - 72.75 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 0%
Ability to Save per year: 9,600 - 66,500 CAD
Airfare: Fully paid for or reimbursed
Accommodations: Usually included or allowance given
Health Care: Included
Holidays: Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 30
Typical Contract Length: Minimum one year
Typical Start Month(s): August - September
Application Timeline: 2 - 6 months
Work Visa: Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred, Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Teaching Experience
Additional Notes: Degree in education and provincial teaching credentials strongly preferred

Other Middle East Countries:

Egypt ~ Israel ~ Kuwait ~ Oman ~ Qatar ~ Saudi Arabia ~ United Arab Emirates

The knowledge of English is an important skill for many Emirati due to its prominence in the modern international business world. The public school system in the UAE incorporates ESL education into its curricula; therefore, it is not uncommon for ESL teachers to find positions in public schools or in compounds throughout the Emirates.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Job Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in United Arab Emirates and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.