Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced the release of his new book, titled "Ta’mulat fi Asa’adah Wl Ejabia" (Reflections on Happiness and Positivity).
Making the announcement, he said, "The book includes lessons, examples and stories based on a different life philosophy: Positivity as a perspective, and happiness of people as a goal and a lifestyle."
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that through the book, he tried to answer profound questions about development in a rather simple storytelling style, to make the book relatable to the young generation.
The book is an attempt to contribute towards transferring the UAE's experience and creating hope to the rest of the region, to reignite development in the Arab World, he noted.
"Reflections on Happiness and Positivity is a book through which I pose a managerial and developmental vision using a different philosophy: Positivity as a perspective, and happiness of people as a goal and a lifestyle," H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.
Through the book, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed posed a different vision of administrative, developmental and civilised work, based on positivity, confidence and faith in citizens of the Arab World.
"The political, religious and sectarian conflicts, economic downturns and social transformations, which our Arab region is going through, now makes the talk about positivity as the solutions sound unattractive. But I would like to say to my Arab brothers, why not try to change our outlook of some things, and be positive as we address challenges facing us, while keeping some optimism that would help sustain the new generations and achieve self-fulfilment," H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.
"We Arabs have tested many theories, ideas and approaches. There is no harm in trying to be positive for some time. Wars can destroy buildings, but what is more dangerous are the wars that destroy man, undermine his self-confidence and his hopes in the future, and remove him from the civilisational race and global competition."
In his new book, which was written in Arabic, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid answers questions about how the desert in the UAE was transformed into a tourism destination. He speaks about how Dubai International Airport was built and how the British Mandate rejected the ambitious project.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed proposes his approach to addressing the issue of terrorism.
He also presents approaches for Arab governments to address civilisational, economic and intellectual downturn.
In particular, the book explains H.H. Sheikh Mohammed's vision on how to form work teams, develop ambitious and innovative plans for the future, and build a culture of government that is based on appreciation, empowerment and the excellence of all.