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Abu Dhabi 2019

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Cashworth24, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    Hi all,

    Any body starting a job out in any Dhabi from August? I've accepted an offer and though it might be nice to get chatting to people ahead of moving.

    Very excited and keen to move and get some new experiences but apprehensive about everything at the same time xx
  2. emilylee92

    emilylee92 New commenter

    Do you know what school you will be teaching in? I have also been offered a job (starting August) through Taaleem, but it is not clear which school.
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  3. bec_payne

    bec_payne New commenter

    I am currently in Qatar but I'm off to Abu Dhabi in August too.
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  4. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    At this rate we could have an AUH meet up next (academic) year.
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  5. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    Hi all, yes I've got a job in a private international school. I'll be heading out mid August. I've just got to get my documents attested, wanted to sort this week but mega busy with mocks at work.

    Does everyone know where they'll be working/living? Is anyone going on their own or with families? I'll be alone and so excited about my new job and leaving the UK XX
  6. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    I've been here years and I'm settled so I know but people here are generally friendly and if you make a bit of effort it's easy to meet new people.
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  7. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    Amazing, I'm really looking forward to it. Sunshine every day. Can you imagine that? Xx
  8. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    It hammered down with rain last Thursday morning!
  9. amyhess

    amyhess New commenter

    I have also accepted a job in AD starting August 2019 at a British School - where is everyone going?
  10. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    Congratulations when do you head over? I know roughly where I'll be living, do you? What do you reach, age group/subject? Xx
  11. London020

    London020 New commenter

    I'll be teaching in Dubai ... flying out August
  12. amyhess

    amyhess New commenter

    Thank you and to you too! I think around the Al Raha area, I'm a secondary science teacher - you? :)
  13. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    That's fab, I'm also secondary science xx
  14. vsmith25

    vsmith25 New commenter

    I’m moving out to Abu Dhabi in August too - I’m a primary school teacher.
    I’m really excited for the adventure but I’m moving out there alone and don’t know anyone there yet so also very nervous!
    How is everyone’s prep for moving going?
  15. TeacherMan2019

    TeacherMan2019 New commenter

    I'm considering the UAE and ME in general for next recruiting season. Just how bad is the heat/humidity? As a fella used to cooler climates, not going outside for half of the year might be a reality for me...
  16. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    It is normal in the Middle East to have months of daily temps in excess of 40c.
    In Qatar workers outside can legally stop work when the temp goes over 50c. Therefore the temp in Qatar is never reported to be over 50c. The reality is that the temp in Qatar is regularly over 50c.
    Abu Dhabi can have very high humidity. Even a short walk to lunch results in getting soaked in sweat and then back into chilly air conditioned offices resulting in the ubiquitous summer cold.
    If heat and humidity bother you, I would consider a different destination.
  17. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    In my opinion you never get used to heat and humidity.....you just get use to being sweaty
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  18. TeacherMan2019

    TeacherMan2019 New commenter

    Wow... for me, that's a serious check in the "con" column. On the other hand, Khazakstan winters don't scare me at all, so maybe that's the direction I should lean in!
  19. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    You can't let something that trivial put you off. I reckon it will be outrageous, but the life will make up for it xx
  20. TeacherMan2019

    TeacherMan2019 New commenter

    I don't know if not being comfortable outside is trivial... Everyone's bodies are different right? I'm perfectly content at -25, but a lot of folks don't consider climates like that!

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