Forbes Releases Yalla Chairman’s Opinion on Digital Entertainment Startups in the MENA Region

DUBAIWATER, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Yalla Group Limited (“Yalla” or the “Company”) (NYSE: YALA), the leading voice-driven entertainment and social networking platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), announced today that the group’s chairman, Mr. Saifi Ismailpublished a article on Forbes.comone of the best-known trade 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 the MENA region, highlights his deep experience in the MENA region and deep understanding of the unique culture, traditions and values ​​of the region. Additionally, Mr. Ismail shares his astute insight into the macro landscape and investment trends among local and international players in the MENA region’s online entertainment industry.

Since joining Yalla in 2019, Mr. Ismail has worked to advance Yalla’s vision of creating the most popular destination for online social networking and entertainment activities in the MENA region. In 2022, Mr. Ismail was also selected for the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only business 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 on and contribute to Q&A panels published with others. respected industry leaders.

About Yalla Group Limited

Yalla Group Limited is the largest voice-centric social networking and entertainment platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The company operates two flagship mobile apps, Yalla, a voice-centric group chat platform, and Yalla Ludo, a casual gaming app featuring online versions of board games, popular in the MENA region, with chat in-game voice and localized Majlis functionality. Building on the success of Yalla and Yalla Ludo, the company has expanded its content, creating an integrated regional ecosystem dedicated to meeting the evolving social media and online entertainment needs of users in the MENA region. The ecosystem includes YallaChat, an instant messaging product designed 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 outside the MENA region, having launched Yalla Parchis, a Ludo game designed for South American markets. Yalla’s mobile apps provide a seamless experience that fosters a sense of loyalty and belonging, building highly dedicated and engaged user communities through careful attention to detail and localized appeal that resonates deeply with its users. Additionally, through its holding subsidiary, Yalla Game Limited, the company has expanded its mid-tier and hardcore game distribution capabilities in the MENA region, leveraging its local expertise to bring exciting new content to its users.

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