To continue on the line of salary, I teach at one of the smaller schools here in Kuwait. Dubai offers nowhere near the salaries that are offered here. I also looked at an Oil school in Qatar this year, with the current exchange it was less than what I earn here. Yes it has its problems, but we as a family live on one salary, save the other and can holiday out of Kuwait every school holiday. As a women at Carrefour said to me today 'I can't spend all my money here, I always have money in the bank!', which is so true!