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Old Dec 6th 2017, 6:33 pm   #1
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Hi there

My husband and I are considering moving and working abroad, as we've decided that it's time for some new adventures and experiences!

He is currently an assistant head in a secondary school (maths teacher by background), and I am a clinical lead for school aged speech and language therapy services.

We are looking at UAE/Dubai/China areas for employment, but are open to other destinations. However, we wanted a little bit of information that we haven't yet come across elsewhere. I found this site and thought it would be a good place to start!

1. What would the typical working week look like in UAE/Dubai/China? Is it 9-5, Monday - Friday, or some variation on this? (I know Dubai weekends are Friday & Saturday)

2. Do school terms follow a similar pattern to that in the UK, e.g. 3 terms and a long break in the summer, or is it different?

3. Is there a "typical" amount of annual leave given to employees in these areas?

4. Do you have any information/guidance re. tax on wages & pension contributions, or know where to look for this information?

5. Is there an average salary for a speech & language therapist working in these countries? And are salary payments typically weekly/monthly?

6. What happens with regards to driving/getting a driving licence in UAE/Dubai/China? Is the UK licence transferable?

7. In terms of medical care, do these countries offer an NHS-type service, or more paid for, privatised care?

Thank you in advance - and sorry for the essay!!

Any form of guidance/advice/tips would be greatly appreciated

Amy
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Old Dec 6th 2017, 8:10 pm   #2
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Hi Amy, welcome to BE

BE has has country-specific forums, so to get the answers you're looking for you'll need to repost your questions on our China and Middle East forums, links below
China/Hong Kong - British Expats
Middle East - British Expats

The Middle East forum is quite active, the China/Hong Kong one is quieter but it's worth having a go.

A bit of housekeeping for new members - please have a read of the BE site rules and should you run into any site related problems, please contact one of our friendly moderators. Moderator details are in the lower right hand corner of each forum's index page.

Happy researching and I hope your time with BE is useful.
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Old Dec 7th 2017, 6:24 pm   #3
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Fab, thank you, I'll post this in the right places now
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