Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Hosts Fourth Edition of Happiness Forum

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Published August 15th, 2018 - 06:35 GMT
During the event
During the event

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today hosted the fourth edition of its Happiness Forum at InterContinental Dubai Festival City.

The Happiness Forum is a bi-annual event that provides a platform to exchange knowledge and explore best practices related to corporate happiness. This year’s edition convened 20 senior officials from DSOA and 70 representatives from leading public and private sector organizations to discuss initiatives aimed at boosting corporate happiness.

The event drew the participation of Drydocks World, Smart Dubai, Dubai Police, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Federal Electricity & Water Authority, Roads & Transport Authority, DP World, General Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, Etisalat, Emirates Group, Emirates Transport, Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, and the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation.

The forum featured various sessions seeking to build synergies among participating organizations. A presentation by Drydocks World highlighted the entity’s best practices in corporate happiness and social responsibility. Meanwhile, panel discussions led by experts from DSOA, Smart Dubai, Dubai Police, and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai emphasized the importance of achieving corporate happiness. While Biz Group presented their successful model on employee happiness.

Speaking on the event, Dr Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO for Operations and Client Affairs at DSOA, said: “The Happiness Forum was born from DSOA’s dedication to maximizing corporate happiness internally as well as fulfilling its social responsibility in the community. The event reflects DSOA’s commitment to supporting the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the happiest city in the world.”

He added: “In line with our firm belief that excellence and innovation at work are the results of corporate happiness, we are proud to host platforms such as this one that integrates the efforts of the private and public sector with the objective of instilling the culture of happiness in the workplace across the UAE while creating a corporate ecosystem where employees can feel valued. This annual gathering allows entities to learn about successful organizational initiatives aimed at enhancing the happiness of all stakeholders – employees and customers alike.”

Background Information

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Dubai Silicon Oasis is a globally recognized free zone and an integrated technology park that allows people to live, work, and play. Hosting modern technology based industries and an urban master-planned community in an iconic location, DSO offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and in-house business services

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