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UAE Named Happiest Place in the GCC and Middle East

How Happy is the UAE?

After the Minister of Happiness, Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, was announced in February, it turns out the UAE has actually been one of the happiest countries in the region for the last two years.

In a cabinet reshuffle she was one of eight women to get ministerial roles, and her focus has been promote the welfare of people in the country as well as making sure legislation adds value to the standard of living.

Now it has been revealed the United Arab Emirates has ranked 28th position on the World happiness Report Update 2016 for (2013-2015), with the likes of Saudi Arabia in 34th position, Qatar 36th, Kuwait 41st and Bahrain 42nd.

Quite noticeably the countries ranked higher than France (32) Spain (37) and Italy (50) plus some other countries that have recently experienced financial troubles. Meanwhile the people of the UAE seem happy with their constantly sunny climate and tax-free wages.

The report included 157 countries with Jordan charting at 80, Egypt 120, Afghanistan 154 and Syria 156.

See the full list below:

1. Denmark

2. Switzerland

3. Iceland

4. Norway

5. Finland

6. Canada

7. Netherlands

8. New Zealand

9. Australia

10. Sweden

11. Israel

12. Austria

13. United States

14. Costa Rica

15. Puerto Rico

16. Germany

17. Brazil

18. Belgium

19. Ireland

20. Luxembourg

21. Mexico

22. Singapore

23. United Kingdom

24. Chile

25. Panama

26. Argentina

27. Czech Republic

28. United Arab Emirates

29. Uruguay

30. Malta

31. Colombia

32. France

33. Thailand

34. Saudi Arabia

35. Taiwan

36. Qatar

37. Spain

38. Algeria

39. Guatemala

40. Suriname

41. Kuwait

42. Bahrain

43. Trinidad and Tobago

44. Venezuela

45. Slovakia

46. El Salvador

47. Malaysia

48. Nicaragua

49. Uzbekistan

50. Italy

51. Ecuador

52. Belize

53. Japan

54. Kazakhstan

55. Moldova

56. Russia

57. Poland

58. South Korea

59. Bolivia

60. Lithuania

61. Belarus

62. North Cyprus

63. Slovenia

64. Peru

65. Turkmenistan

66. Mauritius

67. Libya

68. Latvia

69. Cyprus

70. Paraguay

71. Romania

72. Estonia

73. Jamaica

74. Croatia

75. Hong Kong

76. Somalia

77. Kosovo

78. Turkey

79. Indonesia

80. Jordan

81. Azerbaijan

82. Philippines

83. China

84. Bhutan

85. Kyrgyzstan

86. Serbia

87. Bosnia and Herzegovina

88. Montenegro

89. Dominican Republic

90. Morocco

91. Hungary

92. Pakistan

93. Lebanon

94. Portugal

95. Macedonia

96. Vietnam

97. Somaliland region

98. Tunisia

99. Greece

100. Tajikistan

101. Mongolia

102. Laos

103. Nigeria

104. Honduras

105. Iran

106.Zambia

107. Nepal

108. Palestinian Territories

109.Albania

110. Bangladesh

111. Sierra Leone

112. Iraq

113. Namibia

114. Cameroon

115. Ethiopia

116. South Africa

117. Sri Lanka

118. India

119. Myanmar

120. Egypt

121. Armenia

122. Kenya

123. Ukraine

124. Ghana

125. Congo (Kinshasa)

126. Georgia

127. Congo (Brazzaville)

128. Senegal

129. Bulgaria

30. Mauritania

131. Zimbabwe

132. Malawi

133. Sudan

134. Gabon

135. Mali

136. Haiti

137. Botswana

138. Comoros

139. Ivory Coast

140. Cambodia

141. Angola

142. Niger

143. South Sudan

144. Chad

145. Burkina Faso

146. Uganda

147. Yemen

148. Madagascar

149. Tanzania

150. Liberia

151. Guinea

152. Rwanda

153. Benin

154. Afghanistan

155. Togo

156. Syria

157. Burundi

Image Source: Instagram user burjalarab
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