About Abu Dhabi

Teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates let you teach, work, live and enjoy in Abu Dhabi

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven-member United Arab Emirates. Its capital is Abu Dhabi City, the second largest city in the UAE after Dubai. The city is also the federal capital of the UAE, housing the government and the president's office. It's a regional and international hub for trade and commerce, with many multinational companies maintaining offices in Abu Dhabi and of course a large presence of the petroleum industry.

Abu Dhabi owes much of its wealth to some of the largest oil reserves in the world. Following the discovery of vast oil reserves in the late 1950s, the emirate started a phase of rapid growth and development. In a few decades, the city of Abu Dhabi grew from a sleepy fishing village and trading post for nomadic bedouins to a thriving, glitzy commercial hub with skyscrapers overlooking the rapidly expanding city. The inner city itself sits on a T-shaped island and features many waterfront sites, beaches and canals.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Estimated by some to be the wealthiest city in the world, modern day Abu Dhabi is a great place to live for international expats. Around 80% of the population of the UAE are foreign expats, making for a very lively mix of cultures. Food and products from all over the world are easily obtainable, and you'll find great options for dining. The cost of living is very reasonable - most basic staples won't cost any more than in the US and are generally cheaper than in Canada. Thanks to Abu Dhabi being a large exporter of petroleum, gasoline is only around $0.30 per liter ($1.25 per gallon).

You'll find plenty of modern amenities: malls, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, museums, theatres - you name it and Abu Dhabi probably has it. Among the more interesting attractions are the Ferrari Theme Park, an indoor ski hill, and the Emirates National Auto Museum, a pyramid shaped building housing the car collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan.

Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Facts about Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    If you're a teacher that has recently applied for a teaching job in Abu Dhabi, UAE we can imagine you'd like to get a general sense of what the country is like. We've collected some basic facts abotu Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, so that when you are preparing to teach in Abu Dhabi or are preparing for your in-person interview, you come prepared and know the basiscs! Below an overview of the Abu Dhabi in quick facts:  
  • Information for teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbia

    Working a teaching job in Abu Dhabi does not mean being confined to one city - the Emirate and the UAE as a whole has many interesting cities and towns to visit and enjoy. Outside Abu Dhabi city are the western region of Al Gharbia and the eastern region of Al Ain. Al Gharbia is a vast desert with many traditional settlements. It's the place to experience traditional bedouin culture, traditional activities like horseback riding and falconry and see oases that have been settled since ancient times.
  • History of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The area currently known as Abu Dhabi has been inhabited by early civilizations since the 3rd milenium BC. The name Abu Dhabi comes from "Abu Dhibaa" which means "father of deer" - the settlement was presumably named after a hunter by the bedouins of the desert, who hunted and traded the gazelles that used to inhabit the area in ancient times. The current rulers of Abu Dhabi is the Al Nahyan family. They were originally a section of the Bani Yas bedouin who lived in the Liwa oasis - Liwa at present is a city in the Western region of Al-Gharbia.
  • Culture of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The culture of the UAE is defined by its diverse and multicultural society. It's an Islamic country, and Islam is the source of much of dominant culture. The UAE is culturally liberal, however expatriates moving to the UAE for a teaching job in Abu Dhabi or Dubai are advised to take into account local cultural sensitivities and behave themselves accordingly.
  • Food in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    As a teacher teaching in Abu Dhabi you're bound to encounter some tasty dishes. Food in the UAE comes in many different varieties, thanks to the cosmopolitan nature of the country. Teachers can rest assured that all the foods you love from home can be obtained in supermarkets carrying a wide array of international and western products. If you prefer to cook spaghetti and meatballs at home you'll have no problem. However, if you're a little more adventurous and have a palate for exploring you're in for a treat.
  • Leisure options for teachers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi features a great variety of leisure activities, both indoor and outdoor. If you're teaching in Abu Dhabi, there's no reason to fear boredom in your free time! As a wealthy country where many citizens have disposable income and free time, there is a very wide array of leisure options. Sporty or lazy, in the city or out in the desert, on land or on the water: whatever you feel like doing, you can probably do it in Abu Dhabi.
  • Travel options for teachers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi is well connected with flights to cities all over the world, and with plenty of vacation time teachers in Abu Dhabi have the opportunity to travel around the region and explore. Emirates Air and Etihad connect Abu Dhabi with virtually every major city in the world. In summer, when many expats leave on summer break to escape the scorching temperatures that can top out at 50 degrees Celcius (115 degrees Fahrenheit), those working teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi enjoy a long break as well as a vacation flight provided by the Abu Dhabi Education Council free of charge.