Yalla is the know it all guide for families in Abu Dhabi, providing useful information for everyday living in the Capital; from leading schools and nurseries, to kid’s holiday camps, and the best things to do in Abu Dhabi- we’ve got it all covered. Our comprehensive A-Z Directory lets you find up to date details for everything from children’s parties to activity centres, and everything in between, plus our events diary keeps you up to date with the latest family events in Abu Dhabi. On our website, you’ll also find our infamous Yalla Map, which you can download, print, and use to explore the Capital.
As well as being online, Yalla is a printed publication too. The magazine is distributed for free, three times a year, with a circulation increasing to over 80,000 copies per year via schools, nurseries, and major residential areas, as well as through embassies, corporate offices, and relocation agencies.
Jane Barraclough, founder of Phoenix Media & Publications, established Yalla in 2015, after moving to Abu Dhabi with her family from Bahrain. As a mother herself and trying to settle her family in to a new country, Jane used her experience to create a directory to ease family life in Abu Dhabi, listing everything from medical companies to sports lessons, family entertainment, and restaurants. With her team, Jane has grown Yalla to be the leading family publication in Abu Dhabi, and made it the go-to resource for information, events, and happenings in the Capital.
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Christine Hecht, Marketing Manager, Zayed Sports City
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Vicki Butcher, Head of Admissions & Communications – Cranleigh Abu Dhabi
Vanessa Boson, Managing Director at Hallabolou
Julia Orreal - The British International School, Abu Dhabi
Maria Inglis – Advantage Sports UAE
Gráinne Britton, Marketing & PR Manager - Bodytree Studio
Working with YALLA has helped us create brand awareness and the ability to reach out to families enabling them to benefit from British healthcare here in the heart of Abu Dhabi. YALLA provided a wide distribution network through the YALLA magazine, as well as, the YALLA website.Lisbeth Beneski, Director of Marketing & Communications - Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Working with YALLA has helped us create brand awareness and the ability to reach out to families enabling them to benefit from British healthcare here in the heart of Abu Dhabi.
YALLA provided a wide distribution network through the YALLA magazine, as well as, the YALLA website.
Julie Kirkham - King’s College
The Blooming Buds Team - Blooming Buds Nursery
Dealing with Yalla has always been a professional, pleasant and mutually beneficial experience for us at Music Monkeys. As a far reaching publication that has become indispensable as a guide to families living in Abu Dhabi, Yalla offers businesses like ours targeted marketing and a focused outreach. Advertising in its pages helps us spread awareness on new venues for our classes, or reach out to the community during staff recruitment, or even share updates on our party planning. We have always found the Yalla team to be friendly, supportive and easy to work with, and Music Monkeys is proud to be featured within the pages of a publication we consider both important and informative.Lisa Irwin - Music Monkeys