There are "colourful and interesting" schools. However, there are "colourful and interesting" schools around the world. A few things to consider: 1) There's literally less money around the world particularly here so think twice about your main drive in coming to the desert. 2) This means, schools are cutting back. There are schools that make all their non-managerial recruits bunk together. No fun in your 30s or 40s. 3) You get the right establishment for you both financially and accommodation wise, then your bank balance will be healthy.... Yes, the culture shock will get to you and still get you 6+ years down the track. But if buying a property and paying it off quick smart is along the lines of your real motivation then do it! 4) Everything is not a mission in terms of bank acc, car rentals, doctor checks, if, again, you land the right school who will help you with everything. But driving licences is another. If you have a UK & Australian licence then you are fine. USA, Switzerland and other countries, you have to do every test. You have to do this independently and could be a mission.