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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - HAPPINESS INDEX

UAE is a place of happiness and positivity, says Minister of Energy

Posted on 21/03/2017

The UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, seeks to ensure happiness and welfare for all its citizens nationwide, said Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy. In a statement on the International Day for Happiness, he noted the ministry works to consolidate the concept of happiness and spread positivity among staff through an environment that promotes innovation, creativity, performance and respect, with an eye towards further upgrading ...  >>MORE

UAE happiest Arab country, climbs to 21st in 2017 world happiness ranking

Posted on 21/03/2017

The UAE has been ranked the happiest Arab country, and the 21st happiest in the world in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's World Happiness Report 2017 rankings, based on data from the Gallup World Poll. The report, issued by the Earth Institute at Columbia University to celebrate the International Day of Happiness, finds the UAE is a happier country than the United States and the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and Austria. The UAE would, however, rank 12th globally ...  >>MORE

VP attends Inaugural Happiness Journey

Posted on 19/03/2017

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Saturday attended the events of the Inaugural Happiness Journey, which included the Happiness Walk from the Dubai Water Canal to the BOXPARK, and back. The event was held as part of the UAE's celebrations to mark the International Day of Happiness on 20th March. While accompanied by Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Ohood bint Khalfan Al ...  >>MORE

UAE, Colombia sign MoU to promote co-operation, share government best practices

Posted on 15/02/2017

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, Director-General of the Prime Minister's Office of the UAE and Deputy Chairman of the World Government Summit, and Angela Maria Gonzales Loayza, Secretary-General of the Administrative Department of Civil Service of Colombia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of their governments to promote co-operation in the areas of government development, services design and innovative management models. According to Al Roumi, ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid attends the launch of Customers’ Happiness Factory

Posted on 26/01/2017

Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended yesterday the launch of "Customers' Happiness Factory" in Dubai. His Highness said that he wants government entities to be the best in the world in term of the services they provide within two years. Adding that he expects a comprehensive governmental movement based on the acquired experiences to develop their services through innovative ways. "I will ...  >>MORE

Ajman Ruler reviews objectives of National Programme of Happiness

Posted on 24/01/2017

H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, said that happiness has become part of one's lifestyle across the society as the UAE leadership is launching a number of initiatives and policies that aim to make Emiratis the happiest people in the world. He added that all segments of the society should be happy, which would be achieved through a strategic plan that seeks to provide happiness to others. The Ajman Ruler also praised the role played by the ...  >>MORE

Government launches first national survey of happiness and positivity

Posted on 05/12/2016

A first-of-its-kind national survey was launched on Sunday by the Government of the UAE to measure happiness and positivity across the country, identify priorities and sources of happiness for society, as well as create a database of the results to help local and federal government entities to develop legislation, policies, plans and services to achieve happiness for the entire society. "Starting on 12th December, some 14,000 people, representing all social segments and including nationals, ...  >>MORE

Happiness and positivity should be the measure of success, says Minister

Posted on 06/11/2016

Government bodies should enhance their work environment to promote happiness and leverage employee potential to help improve skills, performance and efficiency, while happiness and positivity should be the measure of success in all such efforts, said Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Director-General of the Prime Minister's Office, here on Wednesday. This is in sync with the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who stresses ...  >>MORE

Learning gets a humane touch with #100DaysOfPositivity

Posted on 02/11/2016

Looking to embed a positive culture in learning, schools, teachers, students and parents are now being asked to share what all the educational institutions are doing in terms of positive practices. #100DaysOfPositivity is an all-new co-operative initiative designed by the National Programme for Happiness and Positivity and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, KHDA, to help schools impart positive education. Simply put, the programme invites schools to do something positive ...  >>MORE

AD Police launches Traffic Happiness Patrol

Posted on 01/11/2016

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, and Major-General Mohammed Khalfan Matar Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, yesterday inaugurated the Traffic Happiness Patrol, the first initiative of its kind in the UAE. The launch of the patrol coincides with the Abu Dhabi Government's golden anniversary celebrations. Major-General Al Rumaithi briefed the Minister of State on the equipment and smart systems supplied to the happiness patrol and means to support ...  >>MORE

Chief Happiness and Positivity Programme expands into private sector

Posted on 30/10/2016

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, launched the Chief Happiness and Positivity Programme for the private sector at the first CEO Happiness Ball, recently held in Dubai. The programme is being introduced in response to the growing demand to bring the programme to the private sector, following its success in the government sector. At the ball, Al Roumi delivered a speech in which she spoke of the pivotal role that the private sector and entrepreneurs play in ...  >>MORE

Over 80% of Dubai people are happy: Happiness Snapshot

Posted on 27/10/2016

Eighty three percent of people in Dubai consider themselves happy today, and 95 percent predict that they will be happy in five years from now, according to a study released by the Smart Dubai Office at the first meeting of the "Happiness Champions" for the Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda. Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director-General of the Smart Dubai Office, introduced the study, saying: "The Happiness Snapshot is the next step in our continual efforts to discover and measure people's happiness. We ...  >>MORE

Noura Al Kaabi: Happiness and positivity in the workplace are the cornerstone to achieving strategic objectives

Posted on 25/10/2016

The Ministry of Federal National Council Affairs has organised a workshop themed, "Corporate Happiness and Happy Employees", as part of its efforts to promote the concept of corporate happiness and positivity among employees. Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, said, "Happiness and positivity in the workplace are the cornerstone of the Ministry's strategy and a catalyst for it to achieve its objectives. These goals require teamwork and ...  >>MORE

Ohood Al Roumi launches first of its kind training programme for Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers

Posted on 31/07/2016

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, has announced the selection of 60 Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers representing federal and local government entities. The candidates will undergo a practical, comprehensive, and intense training programme, the first of its kind on a global level, as of September, to become the first generation of Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers in the UAE Government. Al Roumi explained that selecting these talented young nationals ...  >>MORE

Dubai Chamber launches 2nd edition of Dubai Smartpreneur competition

Posted on 12/07/2016

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, DCCI, is launching the 2nd edition of Dubai Smartpreneur competition which is aimed at stimulating a culture of innovative entrepreneurship in the emirate. In the first session, Dubai Chamber received 350 entries out of which 48 qualified for the final phase of evaluation held under the supervision of a specialised committee of judges as the qualifiers attended two full day workshops on sector-specific training, mentorship, building relationships and ...  >>MORE

Al Roumi: National Happiness and Positivity Programme eyes measurable results

Posted on 29/06/2016

Ohood Al Roumi, the UAE State Minister for Happiness, has launched a series of Happiness and Positivity educational seminars for government employees as part of the broader National Happiness and Positivity Programme. The seminars aim to educate public sector employees about the National Happiness and Positivity Programme and its goal of establishing a happy society in the UAE. They are crucial to the success of the National Happiness and Positivity Programme, which revolves around three ...  >>MORE

UAE announces Customer Happiness Formula to achieve happiness goals

Posted on 15/06/2016

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, has unveiled a Customer Happiness Formula to provide an effective tool for government employees to achieve the happiness goals under the UAE's National Programme for Happiness and Positivity initiative. Addressing an introductory seminar organised by the Emirates Government Services Excellence Programme on the formula for federal bodies, Al Roumi said, "The UAE government under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ...  >>MORE

DED launches 3 ‘Happiness Lounges’ to improve customer experience and service excellence

Posted on 05/06/2016

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has launched ‘Happiness Lounges' in three of its service centres, creating an exceptional environment of high quality services and world-class efficiencies to customers visiting these centres for transactions related to business registration and licensing. The initiative follows the order of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to transform all service centres in ...  >>MORE

UAE ranks high on Quality of Nationality Index

Posted on 03/06/2016

The UAE has scored more than 50 per cent on the Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), designed by Henley & Partners – Kochenov to rank the objective value of the world's nationalities, empowering mobile individuals who want to take control of their lives. The ranking was revealed at the global launch of the first edition of the index yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland. The QNI evaluates both the internal (scale of the economy, human development, and peace and stability) and external factors (visa ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid approves Happiness Meter results

Posted on 29/05/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday said that customer satisfaction is not enough and that their overall happiness is one of the goals of the government. He said this should also be a goal of the private sector and the whole of society. "Achieving welfare and happiness for nationals and expatriates is what drives our national agendas for all sectors," Sheikh Mohammed said at a meeting during which he approved the ...  >>MORE

Happiness, positivity through eyes of UAE’s children

Posted on 16/05/2016

Based on the directive of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to involve all segments of the society in shaping the National programme for Happiness and Positivity, thousands of children will collectively inspire the logo that will represent the programme, Ohood Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness has said. Al Roumi, accompanied by Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education, announced the ...  >>MORE

Ohood Al Roumi stresses interest of leadership in adopting clear method to achieve happiness

Posted on 12/05/2016

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, highlighted on the second day of the Arab Media Forum (AMF), the main features of the national programme for happiness. Speaking at the main session of the AMF, Al Roumi said that happiness is not a philosophy but an important reference framework controlled by hard work in government and all sectors of the community. She added, "The UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and followed up by Vice ...  >>MORE

UAE Government unveils new formula to enrich happiness concept

Posted on 11/05/2016

The UAE Government has launched the ‘Customer Happiness Formula' as a new initiative to enrich the happiness and positivity concept by providing employees in customer happiness centres with a range of tools and values that will enable them to implement the government's initiatives in achieving happiness and positivity. The Formula, which is based on the Customer Service Charter, aims to highlight the commitment of government entities to provide services that will help achieve the happiness of ...  >>MORE

Dubai launches world's first 'Happiness and Positivity' programme

Posted on 18/04/2016

The University of Dubai has unveiled a Happiness and Positivity Programme as the first initiative of its kind in the world aimed at spreading happiness and positivity within its community. The announcement follows the UAE Cabinet endorsement of ‘Happiness and Positivity Charter' recently. "University of Dubai has committed itself to the call of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the UAE leaders to make our ...  >>MORE

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UAE is a place of happiness and positivity, says Minister of Energy


UAE happiest Arab country, climbs to 21st in 2017 world happiness ranking


VP attends Inaugural Happiness Journey


UAE, Colombia sign MoU to promote co-operation, share government best practices


Mohammed bin Rashid attends the launch of Customers’ Happiness Factory


Ajman Ruler reviews objectives of National Programme of Happiness


Government launches first national survey of happiness and positivity


Happiness and positivity should be the measure of success, says Minister


Learning gets a humane touch with #100DaysOfPositivity


AD Police launches Traffic Happiness Patrol


Chief Happiness and Positivity Programme expands into private sector


Over 80% of Dubai people are happy: Happiness Snapshot


Noura Al Kaabi: Happiness and positivity in the workplace are the cornerstone to achieving strategic objectives


Ohood Al Roumi launches first of its kind training programme for Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers


Dubai Chamber launches 2nd edition of Dubai Smartpreneur competition


Al Roumi: National Happiness and Positivity Programme eyes measurable results


UAE announces Customer Happiness Formula to achieve happiness goals


DED launches 3 ‘Happiness Lounges’ to improve customer experience and service excellence


UAE ranks high on Quality of Nationality Index


Mohammed bin Rashid approves Happiness Meter results


Happiness, positivity through eyes of UAE’s children


Ohood Al Roumi stresses interest of leadership in adopting clear method to achieve happiness


UAE Government unveils new formula to enrich happiness concept


Dubai launches world's first 'Happiness and Positivity' programme