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Travellers get 'smiley visa' on Happiness Day at Dubai Airport; Metro brings smiles on faces

GDRFA officers stamp passports with a smiley face as part of Happiness Day celebrations; Metro spreads cheer with surprise gifts

  • Passengers arriving at Dubai International airports were pleasantly surprised to receive a ‘Welcome to the hapImage Credit: GDRFA
  • A family at Dubai’s Union Metro Station. RTA staff distributed ‘happiness’ balloons to passengers at various mImage Credit: Atiq ur Rehman/Gulf News
  • A passport control official welcomes a passenger at the Dubai International Airport.Image Credit: GDRFA

Dubai: Passport officers stamped travelers passports with a smiley face as part of Happiness day.

General directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai, surprised those who arrived at the Dubai International Airport Tuesday with a unique stamp with a smiley face design and the title ‘Welcome to the Happy UAE’.

GDRFA surprises passengers with smiley face stamp on Happiness Day

Metro brings smiles on faces

Dubai Metro commuters Tuesday had more reasons to smile as they received surprise gifts at several stations.

Celebrating the International Day of Happiness and the Happiness Week, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched a series of activities which included surprise gifts to commuters, free Happiness Bus rides from several metro stations including Mall of the Emirates, Burjuman, Union Square, Al Ras, Al Rashidiya, Dubai Mall, JLT and Al Jaffaliya. 

The buses will embark on their journeys from 8am to 4.30pm from different locations.

At Dubai Airport 100 lucky passengers will getting free taxi rides throughout the day.

Emirates celebrates International Happiness Day

Emirates is marking International Happiness Day by demonstrating the uplifting power that air transport brings to people’s lives through reuniting with loved ones and connecting them to moments that matter the most. Watch the daily emotional moments that happen at the arrivals hall of Terminal 3 in Dubai as Emirates passengers, coming from points across the airline’s network reunite with their families and loved ones.

At Emirates Group Headquarters, employees were treated to extra perks as the company announced that eligible employees would be given one free service-related ticket to any destination on the airline’s route network. Employees were also engaged with happiness messages in every elevator and mood-boosting chocolates were distributed across the organisation.