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Does anybody know if its normal for pay to be split into basic pay and living allowance.
My accommodation is paid for, yet my salary is broken into basic and allowance, split about half and half.
just wondering why this is and if it's normal in Dubai teaching contracts?

There's alot of info to get my head around!!
I asked the exact same question when we got our contracts! The principal told me we'll receive the total amount (basic + allowance) each month, and that it's just broken down for some bureaucratic reason. He said we shouldn't worry about it

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I was wondering about utilities as well?? I couldnt find anywhere in the contract about them?? i might not be looking properly though? do we pay for utilities?

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Great, thanks chubunga!
Do you mind me asking if your utilities will be paid for? Mine aren't and I was wondering if its something I should ask for?
Not sure if haggling over these kind of things is expected or not?!
No ours aren't and I don't think you'll get very far with haggling over it...as Gems is such a huge organisation, they have their own pay scale and set contracts, which I don't think they'll be willing to budge on, considering how many schools they run.
We didn't ask for utilities to be paid for. Would have been nice but we figured it was still quite a good deal, we'll still hopefully save half our salary each month, and have plenty to live on. Hope it actually works out that way when we're there!!

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I was wondering about utilities as well?? I couldnt find anywhere in the contract about them?? i might not be looking properly though? do we pay for utilities?
We have to pay for utilities...but I don't think the cost will be huge. It all depends on how much you have the AC on etc.

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Yeah, that's true, and sure we'll be in school all day long anyway!!
With regards medical cover, do we need any more information on it, other than we have medical cover included?
Not too sure about medical cover - maybe ask the principal about that directly? Let me know if you get any info!

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Hi there, I am a head of drama interested in moving to Dubai to teach asap. I have my heart set on it actually. As you all either have jobs or very nearly do (goodluck!!) I just wondered how you first went about it? I'm trying to update my CV and get the ball rolling as we speak!! Thank you so much! Natalie

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Hi! I'm in the early stages of trying to move to Dubai and teach over there. Are there any schools or recruitment sites you would recommend? Is it a great place? I have my heart set on Dubai for some reason, but I've never been there!!


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I live in Scotland but I lived in Dubai for just over 2 years and I used to live in Business Bay so im curious to know which appartment buildings it will be.. I really liked living in Business Bay its very central. I never drove over there though which im scared about if i will need a car to get to and from work?

I just got back from holiday in Dubai, if i had emailed my cv sooner they would have interviewed me in Dubai which is a shame it is now skype. It's not the principal intervieing me its someone else, hate interviews always make me really nervous but would love to move back to Dubai If you have any questions about Dubai i would be happy to answer them if you want? what date are you moving? do you know how many teachers there are going to be there or how many classes they will have??

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Hi! I'm in the early stages of trying to move to Dubai and teach over there. Are there any schools or recruitment sites you would recommend? Is it a great place? I have my heart set on Dubai for some reason, but I've never been there!!
Hi MissMadison
We found our teaching jobs on the TES website - they were just advertising for all KS3 teachers so both me & my husband applied through the TES.
We did go to a recruitment fair a while ago but it was a total waste of time.
Good luck!

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