Has anybody travelled to Dubai successfully as a lone parent with their child?

Hi everyone, I'm in the beginning stages of a potential new life in Dubai for 2018/19... after making the decision to GO FOR IT there is lots to think of...

My most important question is being a teacher in Dubai with a child - how does this work? How do you apply for their schooling? Has anybody had this funded within their employment package? Are there any services to support your child getting to school such as before school clubs/childminders? Ex-pat life... are there other families to connect with?

Thanks in advance

Louise :-)