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Dubai 2019

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by mary821, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    Just had a job offer for a school in Dubai. Wondering if anyone else is moving there this summer, it would be good to have someone to talk to along the way :)
  2. markedout

    markedout Occasional commenter

    I'm already here, if there's anything I can help with. If you're a FB user, there are Dubai Teachers Network and Empowering Expat Teachers groups.
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  3. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Yes, there will be some other young teachers going to Dubai, mary821. There were last year and the year before that. If you want to talk to me, I will send you my SKYPE name, but I must warn you that I am fat, old and married.
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  4. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    Thank you fat, old & married doesn’t bother me xx
  5. ltimmins91

    ltimmins91 New commenter

    I will be heading out to Dubai in Aug! Feeling very excited/extremely terrified as going out on my own!
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  6. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    Me too - Trying to work out how to send you a conversation x
  7. adrixargentina

    adrixargentina Occasional commenter

    I'm 35 and wouldn't mind going to Dubai! Is there something wrong with me? :cool:
  8. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    Nope - do what makes you happy at any age :)
  9. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    I was 40+ when I arrived in the UAE - it's fine there are plenty of us oldies around.
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  10. markedout

    markedout Occasional commenter

    I was 50 and my husband 54!
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  11. Louise1139

    Louise1139 New commenter

    Hi all. I'm also moving to Dubai this summer and am neither particularly young nor old!

    Thanks for starting the topic Mary - I've already messaged you today - but only just managed to get admin to change my username from my full name as have been a member for over a decade.

    Judging by the sheer quantity of schools and jobs advertised hopefully this thread will get busier soon.
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  12. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Unfortunately Quantity doesn't mean Quality!
  13. Louise1139

    Louise1139 New commenter

    Yes thanks for that constructive contribution Feb. Those of us who aren't brand new to this have done our homework and applied/chosen accordingly. Those who are newer may need to start somewhere but I'm happy to chat to everyone.
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  14. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Louise, see you in Rock Bottoms at 10pm ;-) next September.
  15. LCass

    LCass New commenter

    Haha, I hope not. I'm 36 and will be moving back to Dubai a second time this summer after some years spent in other countries.
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  16. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    I can’t work out how to send you a conversation please could you send me one x
  17. Tooch247

    Tooch247 New commenter

    Yes I am heading to Dubai in September to teach DT
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  18. SRAFIQ0121

    SRAFIQ0121 New commenter

    I am trying so hard to secure a job in Dubai for August, I've had no luck. Can I ask what route you guys took to secure employment in Dubai? I am 31, a Science teacher with 3.5 years experience at a private international school in London.
  19. amlolex50

    amlolex50 New commenter

    Are not looking more for young NQT In dubai at the moment. I get that impression in my interview with school
  20. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    I have 11 years experience. I think it just depends on individual schools.
    I’ve heard that one of the groups of schools are wanting people with less than 5 years experience. Also, some adverts say suitable for NQTs

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