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Noura Ahmed, Director, Program Administration & Delivery Division, at Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, talks about happiness in the UAE.

The aim is to "harmonize government plans, programs, and politics, to sustain a happier society" "A happy employee, definitely, will reflect on the quality and the productivity of the organization as a whole" "The UAE was ranked one of the top five happiest countries in the Arab world and 20th among 156 countries"

"The UAE is very keen in promoting the positive and "happiness" environment to its nation," said Noura Abbas Ahmed, Director, Program Administration & Delivery Division, at the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), speaking exclusively to AMEinfo.

Noura Abbas Ahmed shared her viewpoints on a score of topics including government initiatives to promote happiness in the workplace, a flexible working environment vis-a-vis a push for profitability, as well as women empowerment in the region.

"In 2018, based on the International World Happiness survey, UAE was ranked to be one of the top five happiest countries in the Arab world and the 20th among 156 countries, and but we are aiming to become one of the top five in the world by 2021," Noura Abbas Ahmed said. "There was a study that has been conducted by the International Workplace Group in 2018. And it's been indicated that that the UAE employees – 50% of UAE employees – they work at least one once a week remotely, not from their offices compared to the 10%, who's been working fully in their offices. And the statistics of the day are not very different from the global trend."