Live Work & Play The Middle East
Travellers choose to Live Work Play Travel in The Middle East due to the high wages and rich lifestyle it can provide to travellers who decide to call this region home for a while.
There is only one country that has a reciprocal working and holiday agreement available and that is Iran and the visa is only available to Australian citizens aged 18-30. If you successfully gain the visa you can stay for up to 12 months. Apply at your nearest Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Many find work in the region by being sponsored by organisations before they arrive particularly in engineering and teaching. These organisations usually include your airfare, accommodation and a wage to entice you there. In return they expect quality. Teachers and engineers are highly sought after to work in countries such as Dubai.
Travellers often volunteer on a kibbutz in Israel where in return for your work you will receive accommodation, food and a small wage. It is a great way to immerse yourself in the Israeli culture.
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