A reputable school in Oman seek a fully qualified Science teacher for August 2018.
Start Date: 26-08-2018 Apply By: 22-01-2018
Possibly not one of the more well-known tourist destinations in the Middle East, Oman is an Arab Sultanate on the south east tip of the Arabian Peninsula. It shares borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen and has coasts on the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. Formerly occupied and under the influence of the Portuguese and British respectively, Oman has been independent since 1971 and is presently one of the most stable and well developed countries in the region. The national population is just over 3 million and the official language is Arabic, although English has been adopted as a second language and is widely spoken in the bigger cities and tourist resorts. Most teaching jobs in Oman are found in the capital city of Muscat. The city is located on the coast of the Gulf of Oman, on the north east tip of the country. There are many wealthy residents of Oman, both native and foreign, and so there are a number of high-quality schools looking for overseas teachers. Overlooked by the Al Hajar Mountains, Muscat is also an important port for the nation and is therefore the most economically important area of the country. Teaching abroad in Oman can live a very comfortable lifestyle here; salaries tend to be very good as you'd expect in the Middle East, and they are often excellent employment packages available. Getting around Muscat and the rest of Oman is really quite straightforward; the capital has a very good public bus service and of course taxis are available. Some teaching jobs in Oman come with a complementary car for use during your stay; this can be very useful for seeing the sights and travelling to and from work. Being the Middle East, the price of petrol is very cheap and so running a vehicle here is also. Your culinary activities here will also be very interesting as the traditional restaurants serve fantastic local food, still cooked to age old recipes. If you find a position teaching in Oman, there are plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy during your off time such as excellent scuba diving, whale watching, desert safari, caving and good old-fashioned sunbathing. There are a number of World Heritage sites for those fond of history and culture. There is certainly much more to Oman than desert and barren landscape as you will find very soon after arrival there. Although the average temperature for the year is just under 24°C, average temperatures during the summer months of May to August are roughly between 30 and 40°C, which is obviously very hot indeed. The good news is, the locals have got the art of staying cool down to a 't' and most businesses, schools and residential properties have excellent air conditioning. This is also another reason why much socialising is done after dark, as the temperature lowers to comfortable warm. Oman is a forward-thinking Middle Eastern nation with plenty to offer people looking to teach abroad in terms of career and culture.