English ‘Reflections on Happiness and Positivity’ Launch

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Reflections on Happiness and Positivity is the latest book by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

Published during the ninth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the English version of the book will launch tomorrow at the session. The book and its themes will be in discussion at Intercontinental Hotel on March 10 at 4:30pm as part of the Festival’s Happiness focus.

Leading this panel discussion will be Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, who will be joined by a number of esteemed panellists, including Dr Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Assistant professor at the UAE University, Kuwaiti author Mohammed Al Nughaimish and media personality Fahed Haikal.

Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature said of the book:

What could be more fitting in the UAE Month of Reading than HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s latest book Reflections on Positivity and Happiness being published? It is no surprise that the first edition has already sold out, and is being reprinted.

The book sets out Sheikh Mohammed’s philosophy of positivity in 24 chapters of advice, which will be the focus of the discussion. It also sets a challenge to the Arab world: to take on a new, optimistic perspective in finding solutions to regional and global problems.

The session is open to all for free. As seats are limited, register for a place at

The Festival continues till 11 March with more sessions, panels and workshops for all age groups. Ticket prices start at AED 40.