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Happiness and positivity are a lifestyle and government’s commitment and a true spirit that unites the Emirati community.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum



To be among the happiest countries in the world.


To have happiness and positivity as a lifestyle and the higher purpose of government work in the UAE.

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We are developing programs, policies, legislations and initiatives based on three pillars:

Happiness and Positivity in Work
Happiness and Positivity as a Lifestyle
Measuring Happiness and Positivity

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Values that boost happiness and positivity

Through several initiatives aligned to our pillars, we want to have a real impact on our people, institutions, culture, and public and private sectors.

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Minister of State for Happiness at the Government of United Arab Emirates since February 2016.

Ohood Al Roumi is also Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office of UAE. She oversees multiple strategic projects and initiatives such as UAE Vision 2021, The National Agenda, the UAE Government Strategy, The National Strategy for Innovation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre For Government Innovation, Government Performance Management System “Adaa”, Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award, UAE Government Leaders Programme, Emirates Government Service Excellence Program, Global Star Rating System for Services, Best M-Government Service and Mohammed Bin Rashid Policies Council.

In addition, Ms. Al Roumi is the Vice-Chairman of World Government Summit Organization that annually holds the World Government Summit with the participation of leaders from governments around the world, thought leaders and policy makers from the public and private sectors to discuss the new global developments that will shape the future of governments based new trends.

Ms. Al-Roumi is a management and economics professional with vast experience in government policy, strategy and reform, in addition to government initiatives and leadership of complex projects in government innovation.

She has formally occupied several positions within the Government of Dubai and Federal Government. She was Head of the Economic Policy at The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai, and prior to that she was Manager of the Business Research at Dubai Chamber of Commerce. She led several task forces for developing Dubai Strategic Plan “Economic Sector” and the Federal Government Strategy.

The United Nations Foundation has recently announced the selection of Ms. AlRoumi for membership of the Global Entrepreneurship Council (GEC), making her the first Arab member in the council. Ms. Al Roumi made the Young Global Leaders (YGL) list with World Economic Forum (WEF) in the year 2012 and is a board member of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation.

Ms. Al Roumi holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Sharjah and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University; she is also a graduate from Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development.