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Dubai Happiness Agenda: Engineering the Happiest City on Earth

  • Ali Al-AzzawiEmail author
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Abstract

The vision for Dubai is to become the ‘Happiest City on Earth’, as outlined by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai. This vision is undoubtedly noble, with many technical, social, and psychological challenges. This chapter outlines the strategy and the mechanisms employed to realize this vision—along with the technological and psychological tools used to ensure success—describing some actions taken to overcome such challenges, and data showing progress toward this vision.

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Acknowledgments

I would like to thank the Happiness Champions and many other colleagues in the Government of Dubai, who have helped in the continuing successes we have had within the Happiness Agenda, for their passionate support with their new ideas and unending energy. Special thanks go to my colleague and boss, H.E. Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, the Director General of SDO, for her unwavering support and leadership that developed the Happiness Agenda into what it is now, and her vitality and vision to continuously push us toward the (im)possible. Most importantly, I feel a deep sense of gratitude to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for the precious opportunity to contribute to the wonderful city of Dubai.

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  1. 1.Smart Dubai OfficeDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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