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.
The UAE has silently worked hard for the last two decades to achieve comprehensive development that goes beyond benefiting from oil to looking after its people and establishing an exceptional infrastructure.Turki Al-Dakhil
Maktoum told Emiratis they will celebrate exporting the last barrel of oil by fostering a non-oil economy. The UAE has achieved a miracle that other Arab countries have dreamt of since their renaissance in the 1960s. These include oil-rich countries such as Libya and Iraq - the latter is also rich with natural, agricultural and water resources. Non-oil producing countries that are rich with natural resources include Sudan, Egypt and Lebanon.