The Satisfaction and Happiness of Citizens, a Top Priority

  • 27 March 2016

The wise UAE leadership put the satisfaction and happiness of citizens on top of its priorities and goals through initiatives that benefit all citizens. These include providing advanced services in the fields of health, education and housing as well as the development of policies to empower citizens and promote their creativity. In this respect, in implementation of the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces (may God protect him), the municipality of Abu Dhabi delivered 1436 housing units and 2432 land lots to nationals in different areas in the city.

Housing is one of the most important components of human and social development in any society because it is linked to stability and represents a measure of the quality of life. Hence, the particular attention attached by the wise leadership to providing appropriate housing to citizens and facilitating access to it. Likewise, several local and federal bodies specialize in offering housing services to citizens through programmes and ambitious plans aiming at carrying out housing projects across the country. In the meantime, the UAE is keen to deliver housing services fairly in accordance with a strategy that enables citizens east access and a diversified offer. For all these reasons, the UAE is one of the few countries that managed to give to give innovative and varied solutions to housing by taking into account the needs of citizens and the requirements of comprehensive and sustainable development.

Providing modern housing to citizens falls within the framework of achieving the goal of sustainable social development. In this respect, housing is a key aspect of social support because it is a requirement for the improvement of the standard of living and family stability of citizens. It is also a strong basis for strengthening confidence in the present and the future. Therefore, housing has always featured prominently in the development vision of the country which revolves around citizen’s happiness and satisfaction.

Building modern residential compounds that replace old popular housing and distributing thousands of land lots to citizens, besides other projects and plans to build houses, roads and facilities, all aim at meeting citizen’s satisfaction. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the UAE comes on top of several regional and international indicators and indexes, such as the “World Happiness Report 2016” which recently ranked the UAE first in the Arab world and 28th globally amid 157 countries. This advanced ranking confirms the success of the UAE’s unique experience in investing in the human capital and offering conditions for a dignified life in all fields.