Dubai: Residents can now share positive experiences regarding municipal services through the Happy Dubai initiative.
They can post comments and pictures using the #HappyDubai social media hashtag.
The feedback will spread through Twitter (@myhappydubai) and the happydubai.ae website.
The feel-good initiative, launched on Tuesday, aims to highlight civic services of the Dubai Municipality and feedback from stakeholders.
Some posts on Wednesday were not directly related to civic services, focusing more on personal experiences or general views on happiness. Others wanted to know more about the drive.
Several residents also took to social media to welcome the move and spread awareness on the initiative.
The website also displays the municipality’s achievements and provides an overview of its various departments and services.
“1,503 salons inspected regularly. Look your best,” reads one post by the municipality.
There is also a Happiness Map that shows a ring over the location where the post or picture originated in.
“With the Happiness Map, we are aiming to track conversations around #HappyDubai and where they are coming from. In time, it will become an interesting reference point to identify areas in Dubai that are the favourite #HappyDubai places for residents,” the municipality told Gulf News.
“This phase of the campaign allows residents to send us their comments and feedback through the website. Residents can also get in touch with us via other touch points including Dubai Municipality’s social media presence, our 24-hour contact number 800900, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our centres around the emirate.”
Happy Dubai aims to make Dubai one of top 10 happiest cities in world by 2021.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, said: “Various initiatives and the projects adopted and executed by Dubai Municipality in different fields give the emirate its unique style which makes it ‘stand out’ among the most developed cities in the world.
“The UAE has been ranked 14th in the happiness index set by the Global Initiative of the UN. Our goal is to spread happiness among the population of UAE and by 2021, Dubai would like to be one of the top ten happiest cities.”
He also said Dubai was rated the best among six cities in holding festivals and events.