In an effort to make the UAE a global leader in quality of life, the UAE Cabinet has adopted the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031.
The initiative aims to promote an integrated concept of wellbeing in line with UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071.
Based on a national framework comprising three main levels – individuals, society and the country – the strategy includes 14 components and nine strategic objectives, which include enhancing people’s wellbeing by promoting healthy and active lifestyles, good mental health and positive thinking.
The strategy also includes 90 further initiatives to support the policymaking process, including the development of the first National Wellbeing Observatory.
This will monitor various indicators of wellbeing in the UAE, issue reports to the UAE Cabinet, propose training programmes for government employees, and include the launch of the Academy of Wellbeing for future generations, in addition to the formation of a National Wellbeing Council to manage and coordinate the national strategy.