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UAE Ranks Among The Top ‘Positive Countries’
Updated on 19 March 2019

The UAE has ranked 8th on the Positivity Index of Nations that measures a country's positive impact on the world, as well as their positive attitude towards building a capable future generation, equipped to face new generation challenges. An annual global report has been published by the Positive Economy Institute since 2013.

This year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) included the UAE in the index as a non-OECD country and it has outranked 27 out of the 34 OECD member countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Australia. Iceland topped the list followed by other Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Norway and Denmark in the top spots.

The Positivity Index measures the ability of countries to contribute in three main dimensions, which are measured using 30 indicators.

The first dimension, is ‘Educate and Finance Future Generations’, the second dimension is ‘Preparing Adequate Infrastructure for Future Generations’ and the third dimension is 'Building a Consensus for Future Generations’ which includes positive governance, inclusion and participation.

UAE becomes the first and the only Arab country to become a part of this international index, indicating the country’s efforts towards education, gender balance, social empowerment global climate and sustainable energy solutions.

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

Following a virtual meeting of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management chaired by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council

As part of the measures announced to ease restrictions in place to combat the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the number of people allowed in an office has been increased from 30% to 50%.

As a result of the easing of restrictions of movement in Dubai, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has updated the timings of its public transport services as of Wednesday 27 May.

After some heavy storms hit Dubai over the Eid holidays, the National Center for Meteorology (NCM) has forecast cloudy and humid weather over the next few days.

Licensed premises in Dubai have been given permission to serve alcohol again with certain limitations in place. 

UAE residents with valid residence visas currently outside of the UAE wishing to come back to the UAE, can return from 1 June. 

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a nationwide campaign to encourage everyone to use ALHOSN UAE, the UAE’s official COVID-19 testing and contact tracing app, to protect themselves and their communities.

The Ministry of Education has confirmed that the summer holidays for children in all private and public schools in the UAE will start from 2 July.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Mashreq Bank where the former Sharaf DG Metro Station will now be known as Mashreq Metro Station.

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