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Abu Dhabi opens government 'Happiness Cafe'






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The UAE government has opened a new cafe to make its employees happy. The 'Happiness Cafe' is in the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development. Staff visit it to unwind and to rejuvenate themselves. The cafe has many sofas and a special decor to give an atmosphere of happiness and positivity. It also has a garden to add a touch of nature. One worker said the cafe helps her to smile more.

The UAE government hopes the cafe will create a positive workplace environment, make workers more productive, and improve their work. The Happiness Cafe is part of a program started by the ruler of Dubai, called the National Program for Happiness and Positivity. The ruler said happiness is, "a renewable and sustainable asset". This program highlights, "the values of positivity and happiness as a way of life". The UAE wants to be in the top five happiest countries.

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