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Teaching in UAE vs. Saudi

 
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titanicman



Joined: 17 Feb 2003
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Location: Qatar

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 3:01 am    Post subject: Teaching in UAE vs. Saudi Reply with quote

What's the difference between teaching in the UAE and SA?
Are salaries generally higher in universities in the UAE? I thought that many (if not most) expat English teachers wanted to live in the UAE because of the more relaxed and tolerant atmosphere. This, I thought, would contribute to SA universities having to offer higher salaries to lure potential English teachers to the Kingdom.
Am I wrong on this?

I'm thinking about teaching in either country. I'm weighing the benefits of both.

Thanks. Titanicman
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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Location: Ultima Thule

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 5:15 pm    Post subject: uae v ksa Reply with quote

In deciding UAE or KSA there are a number of factors to consider. Women can drive in the UAE but not in the K of SA. Saudi can be good for saving but there is not much social life. Security is increasingly a concern in Saudi Arabia.

At universities in Saudi Arabia you can have a fairly easy time, but the job can be boring. Not much different inthe UAE.

In both places be prepared to entertain yourself.
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hmbaba



Joined: 06 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 8:49 pm    Post subject: uae vs ksa Reply with quote

Hello,
There are 'good' jobs and 'bad' jobs in both countries - it depends what you want. It depends what your priorities are. What do YOU consider to be a good job? Salaries are NOT necessarily higher in KSA than UAE.
The main difference is the lifestyle - in the UAE life is pretty western - in KSA it is not - altho' the degree of 'westerness' can depend on the company you work for and the accommodation they offer - but forget clubs, bars, discos, cinemas, mixed health clubs, freedom of dress, freedom of speech, etc.
If you want a fairly western lifestyle and a good salary, choose the UAE. As to the good job, bad job scenario - it just depends where you work and what your perceptions are.
Regards,
Heather M. Baba
UAE
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