A world summit for the future of mankind

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The World Government Summit continues to maintain its strength, momentum and its ability to provide surprising information and insights.Every February, thousands of ministers, high ranking government officials, as well as private sector leaders from around the world participate at this global event held in Dubai.This year the summit drew the participation of 158 countries, featuring 28 heads of state, which clearly illustrates the success and prestige the summit has attained internationally.The ...

Mohammed Al-Hammadi

WATCH: First ‘half-human robot’ comes to Dubai

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A British-born cyborg artist has landed in Dubai.Neil Harbisson is known as the first person in the world with an antenna implanted in his skull and refereed to as a “half-human robot,” according to local newspaper Gulf News. Here he explains how the wifi-enabled antenna in his head has helped him cope with color blindness.Harbisson was in Dubai to attend the World Government Summit held this week.He was recognized as the world’s first cyborg in 2004. 

Dubai’s World Government Summit kick starts with focus on happiness

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The sixth edition of Dubai’s World Government Summit kick started with a focus on happiness where the founder of the World Database of Happiness, Professor Ruut Veenhoven, spoke about how happiness can be measured by countries, Gulf News reported.Veenhoven discussed the findings of the database, more interestingly, that the level of happiness in most countries has generally increased even though income inequality has also increased.“That illustrates that income isn’t everything ...

UAE welcomes India’s Modi ahead of World Government Summit

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday on a two-day state visit to the UAE. Modi is expected to take part in the sixth World Government Summit set to take place in Dubai. The summit, in which India is the Guest Country of Honor, will begin on Sunday. The UAE and India are expected to sign various agreements and a memoranda of understanding, reported Gulf News. In an interview with the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, he said that there will be ...

Dubai ruler reveals his secret: How to have an 84-hour day

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was asked an intriguing question at a session during the World Government Summit this week.Al Arabiya General Manager Turki Aldakhil asked Sheikh Mohammed how he manages to remain active, hold meetings, inspect government facilities, ride horses, travel to other emirates and spend time with civilians and his family all in one day.“Sheikh Mohammed, how do you turn 24 hours into 84 hours?”The Dubai ruler replied: "In the UAE, if ...

World Government Summit and the Arabs’ heartache

Monday, 15 February 2016

It was remarkable to read the front-page headlines of Emirati newspapers during the World Government Summit (WGS) held in Dubai to discuss the future of governance among other things. It was equally remarkable to compare them with the headlines of other Arab newspapers like Al-Hayat, which focused on the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians trapped in Aleppo or fleeing to Turkey, with heartbreaking images of afflicted children. In the city that has hogged the limelight in the last few ...

Raghida Dergham

Have a look into 2035 at Dubai’s Museum of the Future

Friday, 12 February 2016

The group of human reinforcements for fall 2035 provided the latest technologies to enhance the mental and physical capabilities and life style of human beings. These techniques were revealed in the Museum of the Future within the activities of the World Summit for governments in Dubai.  

The UAE’s Ministry of Happiness

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, surprised the World Government Summit held in Dubai this week when he announced major structural changes in the government. One of the most noteworthy was the creation of a Ministry of Happiness. Upon first hearing of it, the idea might seem odd; however, it falls within the context of an existing idea in the UAE. Many might be unaware that in 2014 Dubai officially launched a “Happiness ...

Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi

Ministers for happiness, tolerance in the UAE

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

On Oct. 19, 2015, Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum - vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of Dubai - launched the “Happy City” survey to assess how satisfied residents are in Dubai. Police sent out text messages entitled “Happy City” to residents to measure their happiness, and called on them to participate in the survey. Maktoum told Emiratis they will celebrate exporting the last barrel of oil by fostering a non-oil economy. The ...

Turki Aldakhil

LinkedIn VP: People don’t follow leaders, they follow purpose

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Fred Kofman said mindful leadership is meant to inspire people to work together to achieve a shared objective

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