I’ve recently researched the possibility and advantages of teaching in Dubai. As one of the richest, if not the richest gulf states, the United Arab Emirates pays the highest for its foreign teachers.
There are a lot of myths out there about teaching in Dubai, but Dubai is rapidly becoming a booming financial center and metropolis in the desert. The Sheikh’s vision was to move his country GDP away from oil and into tourism. With projects such as the Palm and World Islands, it’s not wonder that this is becoming a reality.
The city’s current ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is also the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE.
The Palms Islands and the World Islands are the largest artificial islands in the world. Both developments are located in Dubai and are visible from space.
[Ed. Note: Here is my next post on Dubai: Teaching in Dubai.]