Communicate in Khaleeji

The New Arab Keyboard

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The wait is over! Bringing you a new keyboard emoji & sticker app that reflects tongue-in-cheek emoticons of Arabian/Khaleeji cultural stereotypes into our everyday chats, HALLA WALLA trails the many insights of our culture into technology through relatable characters, sentimental themes and funny GIFs.

Aren’t we all so sick of putting numbers between our alphabets looking like we’re solving some math equation? 7agegi! HALLA WALLA is here to let your emotions do the talking for you, and every character has an expression. Introducing the Khaleeji HALLA WALLA family – Ahmed, Shaikha, Lulu and Waleed are here to express for you in the shape of emojis through text, email, and IM chats in customized Arabian emojis to say HALLA WALLA!

HALLA WALLA is the region’s first comprehensive messaging app and allows users to express themselves in Arabic and English through emojis on chatting platforms like iMessage or send GIFs to friends and family to both Android and IOS users.

“We wanted to create something that we know well and give the Khaleeji culture a boost through our creativity. When it came to representing the modern Middle Eastern voice, we felt there was a real gap in social messaging platforms. From our loud families, endless cousin gatherings and shared meals, to signature phrases, fashion statements, football, shisha and late night shawerma run – our lives are brimming with inside jokes and over the top emotions that needed a platform to be expressed,” Yasmeen Rasool, Co-Founder of HALLA WALLA.

Ericko Varkey, Co-Founder of HALLA WALLA adds, “Arabs have such a rich culture, but no emoticon to express online. In any situation – we use hand gestures, which are laden with emotion. So, to express that stress to hurry up when you are waiting hours for your friend to meet you at the coffee shop – what better way than by screaming YALLA! Hence, the reason why HALLA WALLA was born.”

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