Rules on dress The biggest misconception about the UAE is the belief that women need to cover themselves in a headdress or long veil at all times.
There are no shortages of social sports clubs, including everything from tennis, to horse-riding to ice-skating (yes, ice-skating), which are great places to make friends while keeping fit.
Dubai City is the most relaxed about dress and it is considered acceptable to wear shorts and tank tops around the city, and swimwear revealing the arms and legs on the beach or at a communal pool.
You will be expected to dress modestly in the classroom and in public.
In reality, the UAE is often considered the safest region of the Middle East and is home to thriving expat communities, drawn to its unrivalled career opportunities and laid back lifestyle.
The aim of this post is to give female teachers hoping to work in the UAE an insight into what to expect, and to dispel some of the common myths surrounding life in this incredible region of the world. The UAE is a safe, peaceful, and very welcoming region in the Middle East.