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.
In 2017, Phoenix Media & Publications were pleased to add a new publication to their portfolio, the Yalla See It All Tourist Guide. Showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of Abu Dhabi, the guide details extensively the rich culture and heritage of the capital, its lively attractions, pristine beaches and impressive dining scene.
Abu Dhabi’s first free tourist guide, Yalla See It All is the ultimate guide to the best of what is on offer in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. With a distribution of 130,000 copies in its first edition, the Yalla See It All Tourist Guide is available worldwide in Etihad business lounges as well as Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and Dubai Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi Mall, Yas Marina Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers, and all major 4 and 5-star hotels.
The Yalla See It All Tourist Guide is supported by a free downloadable app and social media platforms, meaning that visitors can discover all that is great about Abu Dhabi in real-time, straight from their mobile phone.
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