Schools in Dubai recorded a sharp rise in the number of job applications from teachers in recent months.

Despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases, the city’s reputation as a safe destination played a role in attracting interest from abroad, headmasters said.

Clare Turnbull, Head of Prep at Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai, which is scheduled to open in September, also said applications for teaching positions were significantly higher than expected.

We have had thousands of applications for a few dozen positions. It is very exciting and daunting at the same time.

Mrs Clare Turnbull, RGSGD Head of Prep