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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