Posts Categorized: Middle East

Date Posted: July 29, 2016

  Special thanks to our partner schools in the MENA region for their input in constructing this list. When teaching overseas it is imperative that we prepare culturally and become aware of the taboos that exist in different parts of the world. What may seem like a natural, open and acceptable discussion in one part… Read more »

Date Posted: October 19, 2015

  Many of us have been there. The moment we reach for our back pocket or purse and the anxiety grows. Our phone isn’t there. At times, a good Samaritan will find the phone and return it to the owner but many times the phone disappears forever and you must learn to live with the… Read more »

Date Posted: October 18, 2015

  If you hold a valid Driving License from a Western country, you can apply for a UAE driving license without undergoing a driving test. You will need to personally visit the Traffic and Licensing Department and bring all required documents:   • Original and photocopy of passport and residency permit • Original Driving License… Read more »

Date Posted: October 16, 2015

    Several questions have come forward with regards to the UAE labour law and the passport standard procedure in the UAE for foreign trained workers.  It is imperative to note that it is illegal and against UAE labour law for schools to hold any worker’s passport after the work visa has been assigned. A… Read more »

Date Posted: October 08, 2015

  Moving abroad is an exciting time but it may also come with many questions and challenges.  A very popular query we have here at SeekTeachers is how to dress for success as a teacher in the Middle East. Although it may seem natural to dress as you do back in your home country it… Read more »

Date Posted: January 03, 2015

Saudi is on the move as it has announced to open 67 colleges in 4 years.  These colleges will be from the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC).  In a drive to raise standards these 67 colleges will accommodate 150,000 applications for 38 boys colleges and a 29 girls colleges.   The government is investing  5.27 billion Saudi… Read more »

Date Posted: December 21, 2014

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) continues its quest for raising standards in education by launching an internal excellent award programme to respect outstanding performance of employees and divisions.   His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of… Read more »

Date Posted: December 11, 2014

Fewer Emirati’s are turning to teaching causing as their chosen career, which in the long term has national security implications.   The concern comes from a recent report at the Federal National Council. A report in the academic year 2010 to 2011, stating that 44.7% of teachers are Emirati women and only 3.5% are Emirati… Read more »

Date Posted: December 11, 2014

The UAE is struggling to find enough high quality teachers. Yes its true!   The United Arab Emirates has for some time been a keen destination for teachers to live and work. However UAE school operators are struggling to fill enough teaching vacancies with excellent teachers.   Dubai is attracting investors to spend their money… Read more »

Date Posted: November 24, 2014

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s director, Fatima Bilrahif, has recently stepped forward to give a statement in regards to e-Security in schools across Dubai. During her statement, she has said that assessors had been scheduled to visit and inspect schools this coming school year and aim to find ways to help protector schools from… Read more »