What makes you happy in the UAE?

When readers were asked what makes them happy living in the UAE, the response was overwhelming...

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A happy family in the UAE.
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A place for happiness and harmony

I wish it was so easy to say just one thing that makes me happy in the UAE. The country itself makes not only my family happy, but every single resident here. We are happy to live here for various reasons with the peace, love and harmony that we get to experience. No matter whatever or wherever the Earth goes politically, socially or individually, the UAE is always here with perfect rules of love and happiness. All people, Emiratis and expatriates stay here happily and would love to stay year after year. We are blissfully blessed people.

From Ms Mamata Mohapatra

UAE

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Respect for religions

I appreciate the multi-culturalism, the freedom that an expatriate gets here. The respect for all religions is one of the many reasons why the UAE is one of the happiest nations in the region.

From Mr Mayur I.

UAE

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Happiness with peace

I love the easy living, the commuting, not paying tax, multi-cultural friends and tolerance. There is also safety and security, respect for anyone and the fact that it’s a very clean place to live. We can live our lives with our cultural traditions. The authorities and Rulers make me feel at peace.

From Ms Krishna Kumari

Dubai

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Home is happiness

Well, I’ve been a resident in Dubai for more than 57 years! I arrived here when I was around six weeks old, when the UAE was still the Trucial States. I feel it goes without saying that I am very happy here, this is my home! Need I say more?

From Ms Aisha H. Jashanmal

Dubai

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We are all friends

The very fact that all nationalities and different religions have no problem with each other here in this country shows how people are content. Issues among sects that we see in other countries aren’t present here. Hindus and Muslims are friends. Muslims and Christians are friends. Indians and Pakistanis are friends. The only thing we hate is crime and not only the authorities protect us from this, but safety is precious to residents, too.

From Ms Rana Anwer Sayed

UAE

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Harmony makes me proud

Here there are a lot of different cultures and a lot of different religions. I love to see all these people living together in harmony and peace! It makes me so proud! This is what happiness is.

From Ms Peggy Kandemir

UAE

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My family is safe

There is hardly any crime like what we have to experience in other countries. I can sleep at night. My son doesn’t come home from work until midnight every night and that doesn’t worry me. I know he is safe. The police keep us safe at all times.

From Ms Cora Virola Tarcena

Dubai

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A city like no other

Al Ain makes me happy! I have lived here for five years and all my favorite memories from living in the Gulf countries come from this oasis city.

From Mr John Ord

UAE

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Friends from everywhere!

I must agree with what all my fellow residents are saying! My happiness here comes from not paying taxes and having friends from around the world. There is tolerance, safety and security. Our honourable Rulers in the UAE are really great.

From Mr Ashim Bairagi

UAE

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Peaceful country

I love everything about the UAE, especially the peace that we get to experience in this country. May God bless the UAE.

From Mr Jerrin Mathew

Dubai

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Meeting the Emiratis

I got a lot of happiness from meeting the Emiratis and learning about their culture and traditions when I lived in the UAE. It was their kindness, generosity and humbleness. Only in the UAE.

From Mr Louis Badr

Beirut, Lebanon

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My daughter’s birthday

What makes me happy is that my baby was born on National Day in the UAE. Every year feels like the entire nation celebrates with her.

From Ms Sharelee Haub

UAE

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Opportunities for us

The people in Dubai are very kind and helpful. We get to live in a beautiful civilisation with good Rulers. We can be happy about the good opportunities that are available to us here.

From Ms Vithaldas Geeta

Dubai

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The people make the difference

Everything is good in the UAE – the people and the cleanliness. Everything is systematic and safe. Not to mention, of course, the Emirati people are very kind.

From Ms Jackie Patricia Waqas

UAE

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Being part of the vision

The UAE as a country makes me happy and proud. It is undoubtedly the best place to live and work. The young country is an inspiration to the world. However, what sets the UAE apart from the rest is its great people who live in utmost harmony and the high level of tolerance and acceptance. To me, the UAE has been my home for the last 27 years. I feel extremely fortunate and happy to be born and raised in a country that is well known for its generosity, visionary leaders, inspirational ideologies, world class facilities, welcoming people and beautiful sunshine. The country is leading by example. I pray that this wonderful country grows and prospers and continues to get better by the day.

From Ms Fatima Suhail

Ajman

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Celebrating National Day

What makes me happy, is celebrating the UAE National Day every year with my family on Jumeirah Road in Dubai. There’s no experience quite like it!

From Mr Saqib Ghulam

Dubai

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A world tour

It has so many places to visit and the days you plan are never enough. Security is good. I think when you are in Dubai, it feels like you have visited all the countries in the world. God bless this country and its people.

From Ms Nafisa Hassan Ali

UAE

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Shopping, shopping, shopping!

I love finding good deals shopping in Dubai - this makes me happy. All items in day-to-day Bur Juman are so cheap and good quality. You can find deals and that’s why I buy a lot at once, especially clothing and apparel. Also finding sales at outlet stores is a lot of fun. It’s great to find these sales on original branded products. Last but not the least is even the grocery store shopping. There is so much opportunity to find the cheapest items depending on if you know where to go. That’s why I love Dubai!

From Ms Lucia Tina

UAE

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No place like it

The UAE is a land of benevolent Rulers, peace and prosperity, safety and amity, discipline and generosity. I am an expatriate who has been living in this amazing country for the past 36 years. I can proudly aver that no other place would have given me the kind of happiness, hope, opportunities and security that the UAE has given me. It is the only place in the world where more than 200 nationalities live under one umbrella peacefully and harmoniously and follow their faith. It is a place where people learn about honesty, spreading love and humaneness. A country’s progress depends on how happy its people are. The UAE is the finest example of it.

From Ms Jayashree Kulkarni

UAE

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Finding and taking opportunities

I love the UAE because here we will get lots of entertainment and lots of prizes! The UAE is the best tourist place for shopping. When the holidays or weekend comes we don’t feel bored because there are many beautiful places to see and many things to do. I have won lots of prizes through the radio, Facebook and through many competitions. There are strict rules for careless driving or illegal activities, which makes us feel safe.

There are many opportunities that the UAE has given us to save money through national bonds, good jobs and good futures for our children. Sometimes we neglect these opportunities and live life our own way and that puts us in trouble. I salute what the UAE has given me and my family the chance to stay here and get lots of opportunities. I love the UAE and I am very proud of the nation.

From Ms Clarida James

Dubai

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Feeling at home

The UAE is the most beautiful, wonderful, peaceful country. The people are friendly and they are hardworking. The environment is very clean. You can see colourful flowers almost everywhere you go. You can do your shopping anytime, you can walk freely. There is such a high standard of security and police patrolling. You can really feel at home.

From Ms Rita Songore

UAE

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