Forbes publishes Yalla’s president’s opinion on digital entertainment startups in MENA

DUBAIUAE, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Yalla Group Limited (“Yalla” or the “Company”) (NYSE: YALA ), the leading social network and voice-centric entertainment platform Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today announced that the President of the Group, Mr. Saifi Ismailpublished an article on, one of the most prominent business authorities in the world.

Mr Ismail is a respected voice in the technology industry and widely regarded as an expert in the MENA region. His article, which focuses on growth opportunities for digital entertainment startups in MENA, highlights his deep experience in MENA and his comprehensive understanding of the region’s unique culture, traditions and values. In addition, Mr. Ismail shares his insightful take on the macro landscape and investment trends among local and international players in the MENA online entertainment sector.

Since joining Yalla in 2019, Mr. Ismail has worked to advance Yalla’s vision of building the most popular online social networking and entertainment destination in MENA. In 2022, Mr. Ismail was also elected to the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only professional organization for CEOs and other entrepreneurs. As a member of the Forbes Business Council, Mr. Ismail will work with Forbes’ professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles and contribute to published Q&A panels with other respected leaders in the industry.

About Yalla Group Limited

Yalla Group Limited is the largest voice-centric social networking and entertainment platform Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The company operates two leading mobile apps, Yalla, a voice-centric group chat platform, and Yalla Ludo, a casual game app featuring online versions of board games popular in MENA with in-game voice chat and localized Majlis functionality. Building on the success of Yalla and Yalla Ludo, the Company has expanded its content, creating a regionally focused, integrated ecosystem dedicated to meeting the evolving online social networking and entertainment needs of MENA consumers. The ecosystem includes YallaChat, an IM product tailored for Arab users; Waha, a social networking product designed for the metaverse; and games such as Yalla Baloot and 101 Okey Yalla developed to support vibrant local gaming communities in the region. Yalla is also actively exploring beyond MENA, having launched Yalla Parchis, a Ludo game targeted at the South American markets. Yalla’s mobile apps deliver a seamless experience that fosters a sense of loyalty and belonging, creating highly dedicated and engaged user communities through great attention to detail and a localized appeal that deeply resonates with users. In addition, through its subsidiary, Yalla Game Limited, the Company has expanded its mid-range and hard-core game distribution capabilities in the MENA region, leveraging its local expertise to deliver exciting new content to its users.

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