Dubbed the “new Dubai,” Qatar has experienced rapid recent growth due to a tremendous amount of outside investment in the natural gas and oil industries. As a notably smaller and lesser-known Arab state in the region, Qatar remains very international; quite a few expats and foreign workers have found job opportunities here. As a teacher, discover what makes Qatar such an attractive destination for employment, as it continues to develop into one of the world’s leading global centers.
Teaching English can be very lucrative in Qatar, whether at a language centre, university or with the British Council. Experience is essential and many employers require at least two years. As with all Gulf States, the Muslim way of life is not particularly compatible with other belief systems so many Westerners will require some time to adjust to what can be a stifling and rigid cultural environment. Americans and Canadians may have an advantage over other native speakers in Qatar because of the growing popularity of the American educational model. Besides the generous tax-free salaries, the other positive points include the excellent cuisine and the desert and coastline.
Average Monthly Salary
|US $1500 – $3500
Average Monthly Cost Of Living
|Excluding rent, Qatar cost of living is affordable.
Peak Hiring Times
|All year round.
|To apply for visa, or iqama, you need a sponsorship (usually arranged by employer) and a Qatari Residence Permit.
Australian Government Travel Advice
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