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WIN! A free term at the Advantage Sports Football Academy! – Abu Dhabi Competitions


We’ve teamed up with Advantage Sports and have a free term place available for one lucky child! The prize includes a free term at the Advantage Sports Football Academy.

A closer look at the Advantage Sports Football Academy…

Advantage Sports Football Academy in Abu Dhabi is the place to be this coming term, as children have the opportunity to learn how to play like their heroes. 

The club offers a fantastic environment for children to enhance and develop their football skills as well as develop much needed off-pitch abilities such as; making friends, socialising, improving self confidence and discipline. 

Every day the children will learn and practice new skills before they’re put into practice on ‘Game Day’. Parents are encouraged to come down and watch the skills their children have learned on Game Day.

Advantage Sports make the experience unforgettable as coaches bring the Academy to life through chants and challenges. Each child will also receive a certificate at the end of the term to reward them for their newly acquired abilities.

The Academy in Abu Dhabi is open to both boys and girls from ages 5-14 and of all abilities. 

Let’s make your children the Messi’s and Ronaldo’s of tomorrow…

If you’ like to win this free football term place for your little one, simply answer the following question:

What object to players kick when playing football?

A) A ball

B) A teddy

C) A shoe

Email your answer to by August 25, 2017.


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Angry Birds Flock at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

23 August – 11 September

10am – 10pm

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall will be the home of the highly-entertaining Angry Birds as a part of their Back to School Activities and EID AL ADHA Celebrations. This is the first time that the popular flock of outcasts from the hugely successful game and movie franchise will be visiting Abu Dhabi.

Fans of all ages will have hands-on, exciting activities to participate in at the Mall’s Angry Birds themed activation zones. Children can stir up fun in the ‘Egg Pit’ or pick an exciting activity at the ‘Kids’ Workshop’ section.

Parents and children can enjoy and explore the world of Angry Birds family entertainment sections featuring ‘Sling Shot’, ‘Splat That’ and the ‘Chill Out Zone’ where the entire family can sit back and relax while watching the Angry Birds movie on a big screen.

The children’s workshop

Get your kids to join fun lessons in mask making, balloon art, doll making, pom-pom collection, clay moulding and hat making as well as facing painting.

Time: 5:0pm to 10:00pm

August 24-26, 31st August – 03rd September and September 07-09, 2017

Children will also have the chance to meet and greet the feathered stars Red, Chuck and Bomb, along with photo opportunity at Angry Birds themed photo booths.

Angry Birds Live Show – September 1-3

For the first time in the UAE, Bawabat Al Sharq Mall will host the Angry Birds live show as the special EID AL ADHA attraction. There will be four shows every day followed by a meet and greet opportunity with the Angry Bird stars.

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Amity International School has announced its Scholarship programme!

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Open to pupils entering Year 7 and Year 8

Amity International School is launching a scholarship programme for boys and girls showing outstanding academic, creative or physical ability. These awards are worth up to a possible 100% of fee-remission.

All scholarships receive a 15% reduction (if it is confirmed that school fees are paid from family income rather than a third party). Where pupils show strong potential to thrive from an Amity Education and where such financial circumstances are evidenced, the school has a bursary fund gifted by the Amity Education Group to help ensure these pupils do not lose out.

The scholarships are awarded for evidenced academic achievement and potential. Alternatively, applicants may wish to be considered for their all-round ability. In such circumstances, the combined achievements and potential in a range of disciplines such as sport, music, art and drama as well as academics will be considered.

Applicants will be requested to complete academic scholarship assessments and those wishing to evidence other skills as part of application for an all-rounder award will be asked to submit further evidence. Additional information on selection criteria is available from the school.

Successful pupils will be mentored and supported by the new Head of Secondary School, Adrian Frost. Previously a scholar of Oxford University and the Director of Scholarship of a leading independent school in the United Kingdom. Scholars will be presented with a wealth of new opportunities and exciting challenges, outstanding premium resources, many of which are a first for the city including its own boat house and RYA accredited sailing school, Olympic sized swimming pool, 400m running track and state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

To register your interest and to receive further information please visit

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Yalla’s Weekly Guide to Family Happenings in Abu Dhabi!


Welcome to our weekly guide of family events happening over the next 7 days. There is so much to do in Abu Dhabi, and here are just a few events. Do look at our Events Diary where you can see our full listing of all the family events that we have found for you. Be sure to check out our round up of Summer Camps and Playcentres at –

Making and Looking Together, Parent and Child

Manarat Al Saadiyat

1 July

10am – 11pm

This specially designed hands-on activity tour allows children up to age five to create art with a parent or caregiver. Based on the artwork of Susan Hefuna, Anish Kapoor, and Tanaka Atsuko, families will create art in the galleries in front of the actual works. Please wear clothing you do not mind getting messy.

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Our Yalla Competition!

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We’re excited to announce that our brilliant new winter edition is out – and inside you’ve still got time to win a fantastic family prize with Yas Marina Circuit! Take a look at how to enter.

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WIN! A fantastic driving experience at Yas Marina Circuit!

Yas Kartzone imageFUN FACTS – Yas Marina Circuit

  • It is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
  • German engineer, racing driver and circuit designer, Hermann Tilke designed the Yas Marina Circuit.
  • It is situated on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi.
  • Yas Marina is the second Formula One track in the Middle East, with the first being in Bahrain.
  • A two-day GP2 Asia Series test was held to officially open the circuit, which was held a week before the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
  • It also hosted the opening event for the Australian V8 Supercars series, the Yas V8 400, in February 2010.
  • Outside motorsport the circuit was used for the final stage of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour cycle race in 2015.
  • The circuit has FIA Grade 1 license.
  • The circuit is open free of charge to families for walking, jogging, running and cycling every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday (ladies only).

Ever fancied getting behind the wheel of a Mercedes AMG GTS, or being the passenger in a Yas Radical SST, or watch as your kids whizz around the famous circuit in a Yas Go-Kart? Well now you can. Yalla has a fantastic driving experience to give away to one lucky family!


For the chance to win, simply answer the following questions:

Who designed the Yas Marina Circuit?


Email your answers to: by March 31.

*Terms and conditions apply.