Learn to Play Music with Rashid & Stay Productive at Home

Join Live Online Session to Learn Music Instruments

Since it’s easy to lose motivation in a monotonous routine we’ve lost our productivity while living our life in lockdown.

No matter how hard it can get to stay productive, we can still pull ourselves up and start to live productively.

If you want to stay productive at home, believe in the magical power of instruments and join the live music class through the Hala Yalla app.

Who’s the Instructor?

Learn to play instruments from a professional in the field of music with more than 17 years of expertise. Learn to play the guitar, harmonium, and piano from Rashid.

He will train for songs in Arabic, English, Hindi, and Urdu.


To learn music online choose the date and time that suits you best. In an interactive one on one session with the music instructor, you’ll learn to play your favorite instrument. 

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Book one on one live session in just 100 SAR. A secured link will be shared for the live stream before the meeting. For the best streaming experience, kindly ensure your internet connection has a bandwidth of 3.2 Mbps.

Stay productive at home and join live music classes through the Hala Yalla app. Download the app now to enjoy more sports, entertainment, and many more activities around you.

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Kafu Games hosts Gamers Without Borders worth $2million prizes

Millions of gamers worldwide came together for a cause in this year’s Gamers Without Borders (GWB) presented by SAFEIS and hosted on Kafu Games, Hala Yalla’s ultimate esports platform for organizing, running, and managing online esports tournaments.

Kafu Games hosts 7 weeks of non-stop tournaments for gamers in Saudi Arabia with $2 million worth of giveaways in prizes. ESL, an international esports company, managed the global tournament with a $10 million prize fund which the winners will give to one of many international charities like WHO, KSRelief, Gavi – The Vaccine Alliance, and Direct Relief fighting on the front-line against the spread of coronavirus. 



Apex Legends Tournament Banner at Gamers Without Borders

Started on 22nd April, the Gamers Without Borders season went on till 7th June on Kafu Games. Registrations were open for seven weeks of back-to-back daily and weekly tournaments on Kafu Games including solo, duo, and team championships for world-famous games like FIFA 20, PUBG, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Overwatch and more. Exclusive giveaways worth $2 million were provided by SAFEIS for gamers in Saudi Arabia. 



Some of the GWB tournaments were live-streamed on a separate portal created especially for the event. Watch your favorite gamers competing against each other here



The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology also launched a learning portal called ‘The Academy: GWB’ for gaming webinars, prized hackathons, and training programs for all gamers participating in GWB. 

Kafu Games hosted the biggest esports season by SAFEIS and STC in April, for more than half a million riyals of prize pools. Over 23,130 players competed in multiple tournaments of PUBG, FIFA, Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Overwatch. 

SAFEIS choosing Kafu Games to host this year’s GWB season is a  prime example of the government supporting Saudi entrepreneurs and businesses as part of the pillars of Vision 2030. 

With it’s widening global reach and support from the Saudi government, Kafu Games aims to build an arena for esports as massive as regular sports, which in turn will develop and strengthen the growing gaming community.

Kafu Games is built and designed by yours truly, Hala Yalla, the super team behind the technology that has powered many of the biggest sports and entertainment events in the Kingdom over the past 2 years (Jeddah Season, Diriyah Season, WWE, Baloot Championship, Formula E and more). 


Join the biggest online tournaments and get the most immersive Esports experience right at your fingertips on the Kafu Games App, available for iOS and Android! Compete & win esports tournaments, wherever you are.

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10 Best Shows About Travel to Binge while you Can’t Travel

The global situation ushering people indoors has definitely thwarted a lot of travel plans. But you can have an equally amazing globe-trotting experience from the comfort of your home. We’re here with some of the best shows about travel, to watch while you can’t travel – touché right?

When platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime provide unlimited binge-worthy fun, it’s gonna take some real effort to get bored at home. 

We’ve compiled a list of top 10 travel shows that talk about food, travel (of course) and overall adventure for those seeking a touch of wanderlust during the quarantine. Read on!


  • Parts Unknown


Best shows about travel - Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown

No ‘best shows about travel’ list can ever be complete without mentioning this legend. At first, it may seem like a show all about food since its host Anthony Bourdain is a former celebrity chef. Soon you’ll realize how different cultures are tied together by the love for food.

He visits cities all over the USA, Europe, and even goes as far as Congo and Libya to explore his love for people, their lifestyles, histories, and of course – good food. 

Bourdain created 12 seasons of the show before he tragically passed away in 2018. The last season was aired posthumously without his legendary voiceovers. 

There’s enough to learn and discover in each of his episodes, so if you’re truly looking for something to binge on – start here!

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQgOKK62GBU


  • Planet Earth


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A groundbreaking natural docuseries created by BBC One both seasons of Planet Earth are one of the most extensive and extraordinary shows about our planet. 

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series was filmed over four years across 64 different countries. Covering oceans to the deserts to the polar ice caps and wildlife in all these regions.

The first season was aired in 2006, and owing to its massive popularity, 10 years later in 2016, Planet Eart II was released. Sir David returned to narrate the second season that ventured into jungles, islands, and wild mountains.

A second sequel, Planet Earth III is currently announced and planned to air in 2022.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aETNYyrqNYE


  • Street Food: Asia


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Highlighting street food vendors in almost 9 cities all over Asia, Street Food is your no-frill, on-the-ground, as local as you can imagine food show. From the creators of Chef’s Table, it’s the new addition to Netflix’s growing originals’ list.

Combining mouth-watering food with travel, each 30-minute episode ventures deep into the history, culture, and struggles of vendors and the stories behind their businesses. 

Experience hawker stalls in Thailand, food carts in India and get to know the world beyond from the comfort of your home.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_LjETc_Ak


  • Ugly Delicious


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Chef David Chang is trotting the globe in hunt of the purest and most authentic forms of food. Rather than just being about food, the series focuses more on the culture behind food in these cities.

Each episode highlights one dish or concept and explores how it’s evolved in different regions. Chang picks up one popular food, like tacos, and traces its history with some famous personality always accompanying him. 

Ugly Delicious is available on Netflix.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN_XItALHmM


  • Chef’s Table


Food is truly viewed as art at Netflix’s original docuseries, Chef’s Table. World-renowned chefs share their deeply personal histories and unique styles within the food industry. The Emmy-winning show is about as close as you can get to eating at a restaurant without physically being there.

This is not just a cooking show. It’s about the chefs who’ve carved their own roads to reach where they are now. Step into their shoes and see food from an artists’ perspective as they create super complicated dishes.

A glimpse behind one of the most sought after dining experiences in the world, from your living room!

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKqj85oo2wI


  • Dark Tourist


Best travel shows - Dark Tourist

Most tourists, adventurers, and thrill-seekers visit popular attractions like beaches, islands, bustling cities, and museums while on vacation. There are also quite many who visit less-known places associated with ancient cult activities. This is dark tourism. 

And journalist David Farrier is doing just that in his docuseries Dark Tourist. It’s the most infamous and recent trend in travel shows. Farrier visits wicked, dangerous places like chemical disaster sites, to museums housing controversial artifacts in his 6-episode season. 

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vV1xaLCONw


  • Departures


Two best friends from Canada heave their backpacks to venture into the world in their semi vlogging series. It involves road trips to remote places, street food, and discussions on random things.

Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach end up exploring vast areas of the world, looking for unique and thrilling experiences. They show you how fun and low-budget travel can really be. So you can make some impromptu arrangements when you’re out of quarantine. 

Departures seems totally unscripted and improvised showing us the real, raw face of traveling. 

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nq8UYqKwYc


  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father


A father and son duo set out to explore places and strengthen their bond. Watching it will bring back memories of traveling with your parents – only with more comedy and mishaps.

British comedian Jack Whitehall takes his senior father, Michael on an adventurous trip across Southeast Asia in the first season. They both learn a thing from each other by taking part in unique experiences. 

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4PihmWMaSI


  • Somebody Feed Phil


This Netflix original follows Phil Rosenthal, the creator of hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond on his food adventures to Bangkok, Mexico, New Orleans, and more.

He takes viewers on a goodwill tour of culinary exploration with his affectionate and sometimes over-enthusiastic personality. You can virtually travel with Phil and experience authentic cuisines.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv29Sjt7LnA


  •  The Kindness Diaries


One of the best travel shows there is - The Kindness Diaries

In the Kindness Diaries, former broker Leon Logothetis travels around the world on a vintage motorcycle. It might seem like a weird concept at first. But wait till you hear the twist. For the entirety of his trips, he must rely solely on the kindness of strangers for food, shelter, and fuel.

The acts of kindness offered by strangers are heartwarming and humbling to watch. Leon doesn’t accept any money on his travels but listens to endless endearing stories the strangers offer him. 

Kindness 2 and 3 followed after the success and popularity of the first season,. 

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN51oWwwbqg

So who says you gotta travel far to learn and experience things? You can do it right from the comfort of your home, by binging on these amazing travel shows.


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Join Live Classes and Learn New Skills!

Learn New Skills in Lock Down

Enhance your creativity in quarantine with these live online classes on Hala Yalla.

Since we’ve got all the time we ever needed to learn something new, let’s take advantage of this time and learn in live sessions.

Book the experiences you’d like from the Hala Yalla app.

Beauty Consultant – Manal

Manal is an experienced beauty consultant. She’ll guide you through your haircare and skincare routine so you can enjoy healthy hair and skin while social distancing. In the lockdown situation, she’ll help you to choose the perfect type of makeup for you.

Take care of your skin and hair. Refer to Manal for beauty consultation.


Lipstick artwork

Paint & Calligraphy by Hamna

Hamna is an artist offering painting and calligraphy lessons to beginners of all age groups. All art enthusiasts (females and children) are welcome to learn or brush up on their skills.

She is offering live stream classes on:

  • Acrylic painting: learn brush techniques, blending techniques, and of course painting itself
  • Basic Calligraphy: Acquire ancient writing skills

Please note: Students need to attend the class with:

  • A canvas (sizes 16 x 16 and 16×25  are preferred)
  • Brushes (flat brushes, angular brush, and detail round)
  • Primary colors of acrylic paint

Learn to paint during the lockdown.


Creative Arts with Naziya

Naziya is a passionate art teacher. She is introducing the audience to the interactive world of art. In today’s fast-paced world where it’s easy to access the internet from anywhere, she is giving live stream classes to art enthusiasts.

She is offering to teach:

  • Creativity
  • Textures & Techniques
  • Painting & Illustrations
  • Painting & Imprinting Techniques
  • Fabric Painting

oil painting of ship on fabric

Learn to express yourself through colors in quarantine. Learn it online with Naziya.


Guitar workshop for beginners

If you want to learn to play music from scratch, join the live stream classes. 

Muhamed Saleh is an experienced professional in the field of music. Learn different types of chords ‘minor and major’ and music scale. In addition to that, he’ll give right and left-hand exercises. 

Learn the art of music from Mohammed.


Music with Rashid

In a lockdown, learn the skills of handling musical instruments well. In an interactive live art class, learn to play guitar, harmonium, and piano.

woman playing a piano

Join the live sessions and learn to play instruments in Quarantine. 


Book the creative art classes you like from the Hala Yalla app to enjoy the discount.

At the meeting time, a secured link will be shared for the live stream art classes. For the best streaming experience, kindly ensure your internet connection has a bandwidth of 3.2 Mbps.

To enjoy the remote learning experience, download the Hala Yalla app.



Join Live Art Classes To Learn Music and Dance!

Join live art classes to dance to the rhythm of musical instruments

If you want to stay calm in quarantine, join these live-stream creative art classes on Hala Yalla.

It’s said, music can change moods. Try it in quarantine with the Hala Yalla creative art classes. Learn to express your soul through dance and music.

So, book any (or all) art classes of your choice through the Hala Yalla app.

Salsa Dance

Learn the Salsa dance in a live stream class. 

The training is offered by the Latin Dance Professional who is also an active member of the Riyadh Salsa community. You can join the class with your partner or even solo.

Join the live sessions and learn to dance in Quarantine.


Dance training with Reem

The professional dancer is starting live dance classes. Join the class and tap your feet to the rhythm. Learn to dance your worries away.

She is offering dance classes in

  1. HipHop
  2. Afrobeat
  3. Zumba

Learn to dance from a professional choreographer in Quarantine.


Man practicing dance movements

Music with Rashid

Learn to play instruments from a professional in the field of music. He has more than 17 years of expertise. Learn the art of music from Rashid in an interactive live art class.

He’ll teach you to play –

  1. Guitar 
  2. Harmonium
  3. Piano

Join the live sessions and learn to play instruments in quarantine. 


Guitar workshop for beginners

Muhamed Saleh is an experienced professional in the field of music. He’ll teach you how to play guitar from scratch. Learn different types of chords ‘minor and major’ and music scale. In addition to that, he’ll give both right and left-hand exercises. 

Learn the art of music from Mohammed.


Book the creative art classes you like from the app to enjoy the discount.

At the meeting time, a secured link will be shared for the live stream art classes. For the best streaming experience, kindly ensure your internet connection has a bandwidth of 3.2 Mbps.

To enjoy the remote learning experience, download the Hala Yalla app on Android or iOS


Fun Things to Do while Social Distancing

Events are canceled. Riyadh boulevard is closed. Malls and restaurants are being shut down. And no one’s booking those balcony seats in the cinemas anymore.

The coronavirus – and the social distancing it’s warranting – has the world worried, and for all the right reasons. To keep yourself entertained and active, Netflix & chill is not the only option at your disposal.

While you’re in quarantine or working from home, we’ve compiled a list of fun things to do while you maintain that social distance for COVID-19. Read on! 


  • Virtual Tours of Museums and Art Galleries

Did you know you can now take an inside tour of each gallery and ancient relic within a museum, all from your living room? I sure didn’t. 

Museums and art galleries around the world are closed due to safety reasons. But if you’ve ever wanted a virtual tour of these places, now’s the time!

From the State Hermitage Museum in Russia to the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands, Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with 500 such establishments for visitors to gain a virtual peek inside their doors. There are opportunities to browse exhibits with a 360 view within halls, along with pictures and detailed history behind each of them.


  • Free Online Classes from Ivy League Institutions

The world is truly your oyster when it comes to learning new things. Be it language, skill, or just something to give you that edge over others. 

While maintaining healthy social distancing, there are endless online courses and classes available on websites like Class Central. From business to humanities to personal development, choose your pick. Search “Harvard” alone for classes on law, psychology, literature, neurosciences, and beyond.


  • Esports Tournaments

This is for all the kickass gamers out there. To be honest, you don’t really need a situation like quarantine to play Esports, but this might be the best time to participate in our epic tournaments at Kafu Games!

If you’re staying at home, start playing at home. 

You can also organize a FIFA 20 tournament just for your employees and qualify for Saudi’s 1st National Corporate Esports Championship! Head over to Kafu Games for more information.

  • Reading, Watching – all out Binging!

Alright! Let’s finally address the elephant in the room – BINGING!

If your reading list is overflowing with new and old books, if your watch list sits staring at you every time you open Netflix, chances are you’re gonna have an entertained social distancing. 

This is, of course, the perfect time to catch up on all the new shows, movies, documentaries, books, albums and so much more! Truth be told, some of us are quite delighted to the idea of binging on food and shows right now (I’ve already got hold of 7 new books and 4 shows). 

So grab that blanket, roll up your socks, and get the party going!


  • Podcasts

Binging Netflix is obviously self-quarantine activity, but don’t forget about the endless podcasts that you can listen to while cooking, cleaning, meditating, or working out.

Podcasts are an excellent way to make use of time and multitasking your way through tight schedules. They also allow you to be up to date and informed about recent developments in technology, world news, and even COVID-19 for example.

Although if you feel like truly distracting yourself, there are some good sports, crime, and humorous podcasts out there. Hit us up if you’d like some recommendations!


  • Crafts & Board Games

It might look strange to club these two activities, but when was the last time you actually spent time doing them?

When did you start (or finish even) that DIY project you’ve been planning for days? Remember the last time you played Monopoly with the fam? The time is now!

Bring out the cards and lay down the board, keep the gadgets aside and roll that dice. 

For DIY, Pinterest and YouTube are your friends for crafty inspirations. From bath bombs to graffiti house walls to even making your own hand sanitizer – if you’ve got the idea, there’s probably a video out there willing to help!


  • Cooking

Now is the perfect time to try out those recipes you haven’t had time to get to, and it is a good way to bring the family together or have a little distraction. Keep in mind to stock plenty of food in your freezers, in case of emergencies. 

Prep a quick lasagna or go head-on for a 3-course meal, the kitchen is yours and so is the time. Make sure to save some of everything you make and pack it up in the freezer. (Brownies tend to last quite a while up there, just saying!)


  • Decluttering aka Cleaning

Your cupboard, bookshelves, kitchen, garden, backyard and so many other things probably require a deep clean. What’s the best time than this to sort that pile out? 

Decluttering is great for mental stability and brings you a sense of calm. Regular decluttering has also proven to reduce anxiety and stress caused by the mere thought of cleaning.

Tip: Sort and label your stuff in several piles and decluttering can turn into a fun activity. Donate, throw out, hand-me-down, sell, and so on. Unused items make for creative gifts too sometimes!

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