I am a second year teacher for a well-known AD organisation. Appointed originally on a 2-year contract, I work in the primary sector under licence. A few things that people should be aware of: 1. The children have little or no English and even less manners. Teachers are well-remunerated but the job is tough. 2. If you have no formal EFL training, get some. The levels of English here are poor at best. This also applies in the Grade 12 sectors of the state system here where some fellow Americans work. 3. Even though we are well-remunerated, it is not a place for teaching couples with children of school age. There is no educational allowance as part of the package. 4. The governmental body in charge of education is shambolic. The curricula used are unrealistically ambitious in primary and secondary. English, for example, is based on a completely inappropriate 1st Language model. Many of the students are barely literate in their own language, let alone English. 5. Be especially aware of one primary where Chinese is being taught alongside English and Arabic - and no, I am not joking. 6. It is likely that the useful support that there has been (in my case anyway) from outside operators is going to be withdrawn across the board. If this happens, expect chaos, particularly in the Cycle 2 (Grades 6-9) and Cycle 3 (Grades 10-12) schools where things are likely to lose direction and focus. Even in schools where operator support has been patchy, they have at least served the purpose of keeping people in line. 7. Be prepared to sacrifice your professional principles by seriously over-rewarding poor work. As much as the government wants to improve things, the reality is parents expect good marks and the government is reluctant to upset the parents. Away from the classroom, life is a joy but the three trimester year is a slog and the holidays are not so great. Again, if you have kids, holidays rarely coincide with those of the international schools where you will have to place them. I hope this has been of help. If you need more, please DM me.