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Building a Happy City — The Case of Smart Dubai’s Happiness Agenda

Future Governments

ISBN: 978-1-78756-360-5, eISBN: 978-1-78756-359-9

Publication date: 18 February 2019



This case was written by Lama Zakzak and Fadi Salem using publicly available information and interviews, and its intention was to provide material for discussion through publication. The authors do not intend to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a situation. The authors may have disguised certain names and other identifying information to protect confidentiality. This article was originally published under the Actions and Insights — Middle North Africa title series, in collaboration with the Academy of International Business — Middle East North Africa and Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government.


Zakzak, L. and Salem, F. (2019), "Building a Happy City — The Case of Smart Dubai’s Happiness Agenda", Future Governments (Actions and Insights - Middle East North Africa, Vol. 7), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 271-301.



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