Hi Looking at applying for jobs on the international circuit for the first time, specifically Dubai. I have family teaching in Asia and worked there for a while as a TA, however this was a long time ago. Thoughts of Dubai is based on it being a manageable distance from the UK, and hearing that there are opportunities out there to work in great schools (with excellent salaries that would allow me to save a nest egg). Despite successfully teaching in the UK for 8+ years, I'm now feeling like a real newbie! I've done a search on Dubai in the forum and not managed to find the information I'm looking for, or at least I can't understand the cryptic code being used to identify schools. I have however read an awful lot of warnings / horror stories about the highly variable nature of international schools (which is expected) but obviously I can't visit to scope them out before hand. I've not had much luck doing research online as obviously they all look amazing on their websites. Would anybody be willing to offer advice (via PM if necessary) on how to figure out if a school is all it says it is, or even advice on specific schools in Dubai? Many thanks, T.