Teaching In Kuwait vs Teaching In Dubai

Teaching In Kuwait vs Teaching In Dubai

November 30, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


I’ve taught all over the world and… I’d like to take this opportunity to compare my experience in Kuwait versus Dubai All different kinds of things we could compare here we could compare the students, we could compare the schools, the countries, those 3 things now, my experiences in Kuwait and Dubai were two totally different experiences and to give you an idea… my school in Kuwait was an international school it was a very very good… very good school, very well run it was being run very well and it was ran very well my school conversely in Dubai was not an international school and it was different okay so it’s day one, it’s about 7:30 in the morning I’ve arrived at my new school uhh… I’ve been told nothing so I’m just sat in the staff room waiting to be told where to go, what to do not sure what’s going to happen, not sure what classes I’m teaching, what my timetable is don’t know what grade I’ve got… my experience in Kuwait was good enough to keep me there for only one year but, you know, I did a year and I really enjoyed it the country… I loved Kuwait it was first glimpse into real life in the real Middle East and I really embraced it and as most of you might know, if you’ve seen these two videos, I enjoyed my time there teaching in Dubai was a different experience Dubai as a (city) is more comfortable to live in there are buses, there are trains, there are resources, there are services the hospitals are fantastic although I never went to a hospital in Kuwait so maybe they’re fantastic in Kuwait too the students… there’s no difference between the students, I taught a lot more nationalities of students in Kuwait given the fact that it was an international school and in Dubai I just taught all UAE students so it was a different experience now, if you’re working in Kuwait or living in Kuwait and you’re thinking of moving to Dubai then you will have a pleasant surprise if you’re from a a big city in, I don’t know, the U.K. or the U.S. or something then… Dubai will feel a lot more comfortable to you, you’ll feel a lot more at home there this ladies and gentlemen is Dubai Kuwait is a lot more Middle Eastern in that you don’t get those same comforts sometimes you step out of the door and you get dust like this it’s about 38°C at the moment yes there are tons of restaurants and there are things to do in Kuwait but in Dubai like I say, you can walk out, you can easily get a bus, you can get a taxi malls everywhere but the main difference about Dubai is that there are just so many expats there such a huge expat community, you wouldn’t believe it that you feel very, very at home very quickly in Kuwait, two thirds of the country are expats, so again it’s large but in the UAE as a whole, I understand it’s about 9/10 so 90% of the residents of the UAE aren’t actually citizens my experience of teaching in Kuwait was a positive one it’s a stunning country and there are things to see and do and I found the whole thing… the whole experience, very very eye opening and just interesting to see how a different country lives and how they function and my experience in Dubai was less eye opening, less fascinating because it was more of what I already knew my advice would be go to Kuwait and then go to Dubai, go to them both go and see the whole Middle East, live in the Middle East and see it for yourself Both Kuwait and Dubai are both very family friendly if you have a family and you want to raise kids there… do it you’ll never go to a safer safer country, one with a stronger society and all the facilities and the infrastructure in place to give your family what they need honestly my experience of Kuwait was good, my experience of Dubai was good there’s lots to do in Kuwait but there’s even more to do in Dubai go to them both, see them both and then share what you think about these countries down below Thanks for watching this video I’m Arabic Mike more videos there and there and you can subscribe to this channel here thanks for watching, take care, byebye!