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|Sairab 2 posts||
Hi everyone. I currently live in the UK. I will be Celta qualified by 02.12.11 and thereafter I would like to teach English in Dubai. I am very aware of Dubai/Abu Dhabi and its culture etc as I have visited on many occasions. However the UAE are particular about recruiting newly qualified teachers ad providing a work visa. Hourly paid work can be offered as I have been informed by teachers already working in the UAE but without a work visa, unless I am out there on a spouse or father’s visa. This is not possible at the moment as I am a single woman. Could anyone please provide any advice or suggestions on how I could find work in Dubai with a work visa in my situation? Thank you.
|Briona 110 posts||
To work in the Middle East you generally need to have a minimum of two years' full-time post-CELTA experience. That's not to say that you couldn't find work with less, but the jobs are fewer and further between. Your chances improve considerably if you have an English-related degree and/or previous teaching experience.
That said, there are jobs available, even for the newly-qualified (for example see http://www.dubaijobs.net/Teaching-Education.html - note that I just Googled this and can't personally vouch for its legitimacy) so if you have your heart set on working in Dubai and you satisfy the visa conditions, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to find a job.