The last time I taught in the UAE I was paid 10,000 dirhams a month plus I had a one bedroom semi-furnished apartment and the usual benefits. Now I am being offered 16,000 dirhams monthly BUT 6,000 out of that salary is my housing allowance as they do not offer teachers housing. (Medical and flights are also included in addition to this salary.) Is this a good deal? Also, besides dubizzle and craigslist- is there any other website anyone recommends to check out rentals in Dubai? The neighborhoods are Mirdif and Al Mizhar in Dubai.