Secondary (High School) English Teachers Needed in the Middle East


Kuwait: Kuwait City
United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah


Qualified Secondary English Language/Literature teachers are needed in 4 schools in the Middle East. Candidates must have teacher training such as a PGCE and degree in English (or related) or a Bachelors of Education. Please note: these are not jobs teaching English as a foreign language - rather you will be teaching in a school that serves local and expatriate children whose parents want them to have an international education.


Why Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates and constitutes nearly 80% of the nation's total land area including nearly 200 islands. The cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, are the two largest in the emirates. While Abu Dhabi is a vibrant and captivating city with an impressive skyline, parks and gardens, luxury hotels, palatial villas and mansions, wide boulevards and beaches, Al Ain, the Garden City of the UAE, has an abundance of greenery with well-maintained parks and gardens. The oasis city, 148 kms from Abu Dhabi, also has a history dating back to 4 millennium BC.

As the Capital of the UAE, this emirate is the centre of government and business life in the UAE. Abu Dhabi's oil wealth has been wisely utilized to encourage a healthy trade and commerce atmosphere, including those apart from oil industries. State-of-the-art communication services and transport, the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centres and events have made the emirate a favourite destination for visitor and home to many nationalities.

For an average tourist/visitor, this is one of the safest tourist destinations in the world with some of the best facilities. Activities range from shopping in the upmarket shops to haggling in the souk (market), to riding a camel in the desert, to sampling Bedouin hospitality under the night sky.
About Sharjah
The school is located in one of the United Arab Emirates, called Sharjah. Sharjah is a modern residential and commercial center and leisure destination retaining a traditional environment of character and culture. Sharjah was crowned the "Cultural Capital of the Arab World" by UNESCO in 1998 due to its commitment to art, culture and preserving its heritage and Sharjah boasts over 15 museums and a Gulf wide reputation for its artistic excellence becoming a leading centre of education in the Middle East. Sharjah has retained a pioneering spirit and the expatriate community is open and friendly; not to mention providing a safe and secure lifestyle.

Sharjah offers a reasonable cost of living, in terms of local services, food shopping and there is vast range of restaurants from which to choose and entertains its expatriate population by offering an extensive range of sporting activities, social clubs, gyms, salons, spas and hotels. Sharjah is home to the spectacular Hajar Mountains and the beautiful sandy beaches and the clear blue warm seas of the Gulf of Oman. Sharjah is not Dubai  but you have Dubai on your doorstep only an hour away. Sharjah is a dry emirate and the consumption and transportation of alcohol is illegal. You can however buy and drink it in the only Sharjah based watering-hole, the Sharjah Wanderers Club. And of course there are plenty of drinking establishments in the neighboring emirates of Ajman and Dubai.  

About Kuwait:(When Iraqi troops were driven out in early 1991 and reconstruction work began in the ruins of Kuwait City, the government quickly became obsessed with meticulously re-creating the country's pre-invasion appearance - right down to the pink marble steps at the entrance to Kuwait City's leading five-star hotel. With the war a fading memory, Kuwait is once again the prototypical oil state, and travellers looking for a relaxed entry into the Muslim world can expect their share of mosques, souks and other sandy traces of bygone Bedouin days. 
Kuwait has a thriving population of teachers and workers from all over the world. A 'dry' country, ex-pat teachers can find a lively ex-pat social network with plenty of sports and social clubs including rugby, sailing and horse riding, swimming on beautiful beaches as well as travel opportunities on the doorstep of Africa and the Middle East.  With enterprising shopkeepers selling everything to brew your own beer and wine right next to each other on the supermarket shelves, Kuwait is a place for teachers who are adventurous and willing to make their own fun whilst earning a good salary in a country that is investing heavily in education.

About Dubai... (Most internationally flavoured of all seven Emirates of United Arab Emirates and shopping capital of Middle East, Dubai is a place hard to ignore. With a history that goes far back and a present that is vibrating with trade, tradition, celebration and sporting events, Dubai is an ultimate destination for many.

Sightseeing, exploring the places beyond the city limits, having some fun in the amusement parks, and shopping in the duty free shops of Dubai are some of the options that you may like to explore when you are here. There are enough opportunities to participate in the sporting events that continue throughout the year and they should not be missed. Complete with many bars and cafes, Dubai has an exciting nightlife. There are numerous parks and gardens situated in Dubai, which offer a peaceful respite from the daily rush of urban life. Some of the famous ones are Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai Creekside Park, Mushrif Park, Al Mamzar Park and Safa Park. Dubai is aiming to have the biggest and best - the world's tallest building, the world's first underwater shopping mall and the largest indoor ski slope - Ski Dubai!  See it for yourself and you will understand why thousands of expats from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and more call Dubai home.


We recruit only qualified/certified teachers from the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- Canada
- Ireland
- Australia
- New Zealand

Teachers must be fully trained to teach in state schools in one of these countries and possess full qualification/certification with teacher training such as a Bachelors or Masters of Education, PGCE, Higher Diploma in Education, etc. These are the qualifications necessary to teach in a state school in the countries above.

Please note that these are not jobs teaching English as a foreign language and therefore a TEFL certificate and/or non-educational Bachelors degree alone is not enough.

Due to the volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted but if you do not meet the above qualifications you will not be considered.


  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European and Kiwi Participants.

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

3 weeks