UAE among world’s top 20 happiest nations

The UAE is among the world’s top 20 happiest countries in the world, according to the UN's survey released on Tuesday.

Ranked 17th globally, the results showed that the UAE residents are more satisfied than people in UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Hong Kong among others.

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The list of happiest nations is dominated by North European nations.

Denmark was ranked at the top of the scale, ahead of Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Canada.

The least happy nation list is dominated by the poor African countries. At the bottom of the ranking are Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Comoros, Haiti and Tanzania, said the 150-page report.

The report is an attempt to measure social and economic well-being around the world that was tabled during a special conference at the UN on Monday.

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