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UAE marks second phase of Journey of Happiness

Five-day event to headline celebrations in run-up to International Day of Happiness on March 20

Staff Report
18:37 March 10, 2018

Dubai: The second phase of the UAE’s Journey of Happiness will begin from March 15, culminating with the celebration of the International Day of Happiness on March 20.

Dubai Design District will showcase the aspirations of the UAE to achive tangible happiness with a five-day Journey of Happiness, from 4pm to 10pm, concluding with a wideranging community event on Tuesday evening.

The second Journey of Happiness is inspired by the legacy of the UAE’s founding father Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and will focus on his values, which have been central to the UAE’s remarkable journey since its inception.

The Journey of Happiness aims to support the UAE’s efforts in achieving a better quality of life for the community by establishing happiness and positivity as a way of life and thinking.

The Journey of Happiness will kick off with an opening carnival on March 15 at 5pm at Future Street in City Walk in Dubai, with the participation of more than 2,000 people representing 200 nationalities living in the UAE.

The main National Happiness and Positivity programme will held at Dubai Design District from March 16 to 20, with activities overseen by scientists, speakers and specialists focusing on happiness goals from across the UAE, the wider Middle East and the world.