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Stay Home Tips


If you’re at home with the kids for the next few weeks thinking there’s nothing new to do, think again! Here is Yalla’s list of places and activities to keep the kids entertained for the entirety of this extended break.

More helpful resources to come! Watch this space.


If your kitchen, like ours, is getting a bit crowded with everyone home, this is not going to help! We’ve turned to the top local chefs to offer up some easy recipes for those who want to hone their skills with the help of the pros.


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A Suite Escape

If all this time at home finds your kids curious about cooking, Wagamama has introduced new online cooking classes. They start tomorrow, so make your grocery lists and get ready!

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Learning Does Not Stop

Alef Education, the leading global K-12 education technology company, is providing its three digital learning products for all students of the UAE who are looking to continue their education during the current schools shut down. These products will be available through the website


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Unplug & Unwind

Research has indicated that too much screen time can have a negative impact on children, but what’s a parent to do during the days of online learning? Yalla has a few suggestions to make offline time as attractive as online time.


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St Regis Abu Dhabi

A Suite Escape

If you’re still looking for short staycations to fill your ways to add a little fun in the sun in your days, here’s a sweet one from our friends at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi Corniche. The hotel is offering an escape from reality into quintessential luxury with an exclusive deal for UAE residents at 20% off their suite stay!

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The Great Indoors

If you’re looking for fun things to do while stuck at home, there’s an app for that! It’s called QiDZ, and it has the potential to fill your indoor days with fun. Give it a download to learn what it’s about!


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online learning

Housebound Learning

With so many kids learning online in their homes, keeping them occupied and learning can be a challenge. Fortunately for us parents there’s a vast array of free resources for educators and families. Yalla’s rounding some up and will continue to give you more from week-to-week.

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St Regis Saadiyat

March Mania

If you’ve cancelled your spring break plans, fear not! Local hotels are offering great deals to keep families entertained throughout the month! Yalla cherry picks the top deals so you can just book and relax.


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Education Disrupted

Don’t let the flu get your child’s learning down, Yalla offers some tips for making the shift from the classroom to the screen with as little disruption as possible.


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Jubail mangrove park

A Mangrove Promenade

There’s another new attraction in the capital for outdoor enthusiasts and a new housing hotspot for those who want to live a natural paradise rather than just visit it!


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Great Reads 

Stuck at home with nothing to read, Yalla’s not going to let that happen over this break. Who better than school librarians to poll about great books, so we’ve turned to the experts and will offer a weekly series on what to read right now!

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Remain #AbuDhabiCurious

In this time of need, think of Yalla as your support magazine. Here are our thoughts on how to go forward right now and remain positive and positively #AbuDhabiCurious!


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