Teaching Locations

Teaching Locations in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Public schools in the Abu Dhabi Emirate are administered in three regional zones –

Abu Dhabi: City, Island and Emirate

Al Ain

Al Gharbia

Abu Dhabi: City, Island and Emirate

  • Capital City of Abu Dhabi & surrounding areas
  • 124 Schools
  • 55600 Students
  • 5000 Professional Staff
  • Teacher accommodation provided

Abu Dhabi is the Capital City of the United Arab Emirates and home to the Government and Ruling Family. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest. Abu Dhabi city is geographically located on the north-eastern part of the Persian Gulf in the Arabian Peninsula. It is on an island located less than 250 metres from the mainland and is joined to the mainland by the Maqta and Mussafah Bridges. A third bridge, designed by Zaha Hadid, is currently under construction. Abu Dhabi Island is also connected to Saadiyat Island by a 5-lane motorway bridge. A bridge connecting to Reem Island is also under construction and should be completed in 2011. The island city of Abu Dhabi is a modern metorpolis, with tree lined boulevards, parks, beach facilities, skyscrapers, dazzling shopping malls and luxurious International Hotels. The city is gorwing rapidly, and its evolution from quite village in the 1960s to vibrant city has been remarkable. Most of Abu Dhabi is located on the island itself, but it has many suburbs on the mainland for example: Khalifa City A,B and C, Al Raha Beach, Al Bahia City A,B and C, Al Shahama, Al Rahba, Between Two Bridges, Baniyas and Mussafah Residential.

Al Ain

  • 90 minutes by car from Abu Dhabi
  • 130 Schools
  • 51000 Students
  • 5000 Professional Staff
  • Teacher accommodation provided

Al Ain (al-ʿayn, literally The Spring), delightful oasis city also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. With a population of 374,000[1] (2009), it is located approximately 160 km east of the capital Abu Dhabi and about 120 km south of Dubai. Al Ain is the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates, and it has the country’s highest number of Emirati nationals. Al Ain is located in Abu Dhabi, inland on the border with Oman. The freeways connecting Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai form a geographic triangle in the center of the country, each city being roughly 130 kilometers from the other two. Al Ain retains more of the Emirate’s heritage, including archaelogical sites and dozens of Arabian forts, whilst possessing modern amenities such as huge malls and fine hotels.

Al Gharbia

  • 2-3 hours by car from Abu Dhabi
  • 46 Schools
  • 11000 Students
  • 1500 Professional Staff
  • Teacher accommodation provided

Al Gharbia, the Western Region of Abu Dhabi comprises of seven cities with Madinat Zayed as the administrative capital of the region and is well known for its history, culture and heritage. Madinat Zayed is the official capital of Al Gharbia. It was established in 1968 by His Highness the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of the Emirate. He established the township having appreciated the deep and abiding relationships that the bedouin residents had for their homeland. Nowadays, Madinat Zayed reflects tradition and is set against lush farmland. The region includes Ghayathi, Ruwai, Al Mirfa on the coast and Liwa Oasis along the edge of the enormous dunes of the fabled Empty Quarter. Liwa is the ancestral home of the ruling family. The region is under development with several hotels and amenities.