Living in Ghayathi

Hi Everyone

I have been offered a teaching job in Ghayathi as a Gr 1 teacher at the Glenelg school of Abu Dhabi and I just wanted to know if there's anyone out there living there who can tell me more about how it is to live and teach there? I am from Cape Town and this will be my first time working abroad. I will be travelling alone and my husband will come over later. I am very nervous to travel alone so any travel tips will be greatly appreciated too!


Step 1)  look it up on a map of the UAE and have a GOOD understanding of WHERE you will be... Then Google, Google, Google.   It is not an area where everyone adapts well. It will depend on your needs and lifestyle.


I have been offered a job at the ADNOC School in Ghayathi and am considering the offer. Having utilised Google to find more info on the town and surroundings but I would like to find out from expats already living there what it is like? I am married with kids of school-going age and is orginally from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Is there an international school for my kids? Living costs? Anything at all will help!

Thanks in advance!

Petru Harrison

New topic