Teach English in the Middle East

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Teaching positions in the Middle East offer you the opportunity to experience a completely different culture while earning the most competitive salaries in the field.

Some of the most popular countries to teach English in the Middle East include Qatar and Saudi Arabia. You will notice below guides for each country (just click on them):

Teach English and Travel in Qatar

Teaching English and Travel in Saudi Arabia


This is definitely the right destination if you are looking to save a substantial portion of your salary. Consider that your round-trip airfare will be covered by your employer, as will your accommodations, health care, and sometimes even your utilities. Add to that the fact that you will be earning a tax-free salary, and it’s easy to see why people would want to work here! Whether you are looking to pay off your student loans, fund your future travels, or save for the future, a teaching position in the Middle East will allow you to do so more than comfortably.

Keep in mind that because these positions are in high demand, they often require higher education. While it is possible to obtain positions where only a Bachelor’s degree and TESL/TESOL certificate is required, some jobs may require you to hold a Master’s degree and as much as two years teaching experience. Make sure you are fully qualified before you apply.

The types of jobs one can find are varied. For a more detailed overview check out our ESL teaching jobs information section.

This part of the world also gives you the opportunity to work in a completely different culture. This is cultural immersion at its fullest! You will be living and working in an Islamic society where the days are dictated by the call to prayer. If you have an adventurous spirit and are looking to experience something completely different from Western culture, this place is well suited to do so.

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