Hi all, I suspect you get lots of requests like these but I would really appreciate if you could help me. I am a mature (45!) year old teacher with 4 years experience, 2 in FS , 1 Reading Recovery and 1 Special Needs under my belt. My husband was born and reared in Kuwait and I lived out there (in a previous life as cabin crew!!!) for 3 years too. We are thinking of selling up and coming out to Abu Dhabi (if I can get a job) as are sick of the life in the UK. My husband is not a teacher, he works in Cargo Admin at the airport here but he is confident he could find a position as he worked in Kuwait for 10 years before coming with me to UK. We have 2 kids 8 and 10. Please can anyone else who has 2 kids (and a non-teaching husband) and is teaching in Abu Dhabi or anywhere in the middle east please tell me if it is affordable and what packages I should look at. There is so much to look at it is a bit over whelming. My work life here consists of getting up at 5-6 am to 'do a bit of planning/assessment before my own kids wake up. Going into school at 8 sometimes 7 am. Coming home at 6.30 pm and working at least one of the weekend days. Also an awful lots of my holidays are taken up with work. Yes I am a perfectionist but the whole thing means no work-life balance. Is it any better out there?? Sorry its such a long post and please, please somebody reply!!!!