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Under the directives of Hamdan bin Mohammed Fourth edition of Gov Games to introduce new category titled ‘Battle of the Cities’
New category will bring together teams from cities around the world for a high-energy team-building contest
Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the Organising Committee of Gov Games today announced that the fourth edition of the event will feature a new category called ‘Battle of the Cities’. The new category will bring together teams from cities around the world for a high-energy team-building contest. The 2023 Games are officially sponsored by DP World and Emarat General Petroleum (EMARAT), in partnership with Dubai Sports Council.
Taking place from 2-5 March 2023, teams from 28 major cities worldwide will compete to win the global Gov Games title. The Games also feature two other categories for Government and Community competitions.
Marwan bin Essa, Director of Gov Games, said: “Introducing the ‘Battle of the Cities’ as an additional category at the Gov Games reflects the support extended by the Dubai leadership to expand the event globally and provide opportunities for teams from across the world to compete in Dubai in this friendly and unique competition.”
"We look forward to welcoming teams from 28 international cities to this year’s ‘Battle of the Cities’. The competition will spread the message and spirit of the Gov Games, which are all about teamwork and overcoming challenges together,” he added.
Launched in 2018 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Gov Games feature a series of physical and mental challenges designed to reinforce team spirit and collaboration.
Hamdan bin Mohammed approves results of Dubai Government Customer and Employee Happiness Indices for 2022
Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai’s ability to ensure high levels of excellence is driven by a diligent government team that works around the clock to serve people and ensure their happiness
Top-ranked entities in the 2022 Customer Happiness Index include Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services
Highest ranked entities in the 2022 Employee Happiness Index include Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, Dubai Police and General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai
Government of Dubai entities achieve an average customer happiness rate of 86% and average employee happiness rate of 88%
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, today approved the results of the Dubai Government Customer and Employee Happiness Indices for the year 2022.
Announced publicly on 18 January every year, the results of the 2022 indices were presented by the Dubai Government Excellence Program, which operates under the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai. The initiative is part of the Program’s efforts to continuously develop the quality of services provided by Dubai government entities.
HH Sheikh Hamdan said: “Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we constantly strive to exceed the expectations of citizens, residents and visitors. Dubai’s ability to ensure high levels of excellence is driven by a diligent government team that works around the clock to serve people and ensure their happiness.”
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan reviewed the results of the Government of Dubai Customer Happiness Index, which the Dubai Government Excellence Program has been monitoring for close to two decades.
Commending the results achieved in the Customer Happiness Index 2022, the Crown Prince of Dubai said: “I am delighted with the achievements of Dubai government entities, which recorded an average customer happiness rate of 86%.”
His Highness congratulated the top three entities in the Customers Happiness Index: Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, which scored 97.4%; Dubai Chambers, which scored 97%; and the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, which scored 94.4%.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan also commended the efforts of government entities that achieved the highest employee happiness scores. He said: “The Employee Happiness Index 2022 saw Government of Dubai entities achieving an average employee happiness rate of 88%.”
HH Sheikh Hamdan congratulated the efforts of the entities ranked highest in the Employee Happiness Index including: Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, which scored 95.5%; Dubai Police, which scored 94.6%; and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, which scored 94.2%.
The Crown Prince directed government entities to analyse customer experiences to enhance results and develop their services to keep pace with customer expectations. His Highness also directed the Dubai Government Excellence Program to set a time-bound improvement target for each entity that scored below the average rate in both indices. He urged the entities to proactively offer services that can raise customer and employee happiness.
The Dubai Government Excellence Program updated its 2022 survey for gauging employee happiness while retaining the main index and sub-indicators to enable comparisons with previous years. The updated survey incorporated a few additional criteria in line with global human resources best practices. The main index includes four sub-indicators: positivity at work, job harmony, job satisfaction and job loyalty.
The Program also updated the survey for its Government of Dubai Customer Happiness Index, introducing several amendments that reflected global best practices in service quality and customer experience management. Since its launch in 2004, the Government of Dubai Customer Happiness Index has seen exceptional growth.
The Dubai Government Excellence Program continues to integrate the results of the instant happiness surveys for services provided through websites and smart applications measured by the Dubai Digital Authority, which enhance the value of the Index and its contribution to improving customer happiness across all Dubai Government service channels.
Emarat supports 4th Gov Games as a Gold Sponsor
The Organizing Committee of the Gov Games has announced that the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) will support the 4th Gov Games edition, to be held in March 2023, as a Gold Sponsor.
Emarat’s support to the Gov Games comes from its commitment to encourage healthy and active lifestyle that characterizes Dubai. Gov Games, the high-energy team-building challenge to be held from March 2 to 5, 2023, is backed by numerous institutions and leading companies from the UAE’s government and private sectors and drawing broad participation from the public.
Ali Al Shamsi, Director General of Emirates General Petroleum Corporation, Emarat, emphasized that the sponsorship of Gov Games reflects Emarat’s commitment to the community’s health and wellbeing through comprehensive sports and health initiatives and programs that encourage the adoption of a healthy and wholesome lifestyle.
He also said: “We strongly support the mission of the Gov Games. We believe that this sponsorship will encourage all employees across local and federal government entities and the private sector to expand their engagement in this major sports event, while overcoming challenges, and winning prizes. It will also inspire the community members to adopt healthy lifestyles and sports.”
Marwan Bin Issa, Director of Gov Games, stated that national companies such as Emarat play a major role in advancing the community’s health and wellbeing through their support to sporting events. He expressed his pleasure at Emarat’s sponsorship of the 4th Gov Games and the next three annual editions, along with its support to events and activities that augment Dubai’s global reputation.
Bin Essa added: “Gov Games promotes the positive impact that sport has on physical and mental health, alongside strategic thinking, through a competitive- yet-passionate environment that boosts team spirit. It is a landmark event that helps position Dubai as a destination for sports and one of the world’s most active cities.”
More details about the Gov Games can be obtained on www.govgames.ae, or on the social media handles, including TikTok Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @GovGames.
Pursuing academic excellence is an embodiment of Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision, Hamdan bin Mohammed tells Dubai’s high school achievers
Hamdan bin Mohammed and Maktoum bin Mohammed meet Dubai’s top-performing high-school students
Hamdan bin Mohammed: We remain keen to support and invest in the youth’s abilities so that they can write a new chapter in Dubai’s excellence and leadership
Hamdan bin Mohammed issues directives to offer the top-performing high school students financial rewards and scholarships for prestigious universities
Meeting held as a result of a system for recognising and rewarding top Dubai students, aimed at empowering youth, talent and scientific competencies from across the world
Pursuing academic excellence is an embodiment of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision for the future of Dubai, said His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed made the comments during his meeting with Dubai’s top-performing high school students in Emirates Towers. During the meeting, held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed affirmed that HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision is based on man and his limitless capabilities, and in which youth are a fundamental pillar with their creative minds and inspiring ambitions.
The students, who graduated from their respective curriculum during the academic year 2021-2022, were drawn from public and private schools and various curricula. His Highness followed up on their aspirations, discussed their plans for higher education, and motivated them to continue to excel and invest in their capabilities to meet the future needs and priorities of Dubai’s strategic sectors and raise Emiratisation rates.
His Highness said: “Emirati youth are the nation’s pillar of development and the best hope for its success. In Dubai, we remain committed to nurturing their skills and enhancing their participation in nation-building. I call on the high-achieving students and all graduates to complete their studies in scientific disciplines that add qualitative value to the market’s needs in the strategic priority sectors, which are particularly important to the local economic system. We remain keen to invest in your abilities and provide all the facilities that support your journey so you can write a new chapter in Dubai’s excellence and leadership. We see the future with you, and you, as top performers, are an inspiration for other youths.”
The meeting was attended by His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director General of HH the Dubai Ruler’s Court; His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai; His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA); and His Excellency Abdulla Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director General of the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR).
The meeting was held as a result of a system for recognising and rewarding top Dubai students. Previously announced by His Highness, the plan focuses on empowering youth, talent and scientific competencies from across the world. It also supports efforts to develop Emirati youth and their capabilities, especially in strategic sectors.
The system includes discretionary incentives providing top achievers with opportunities for academic scholarships and financial rewards. Emirati students can obtain scholarships within and outside the country at the most prestigious international universities. Resident students can get financial aid for international university branches in free zones and a priority issuance of golden visas for them and their families.
In coordination with the KHDA and Dubai’s public and private schools, a smart electronic system is applied to standardise high school results across different curricula to ensure fairness while calculating grades. This system identifies Dubai’s top achievers across diverse curricula and is aligned with international best practices.
The system identified the top 50 male and female high school pupils for the academic year 2021-22, as of August 2022. These included 25 Emirati and 25 resident pupils from select curricula, including the UAE’s Ministry of Education, American (advanced level), International Baccalaureate, and British curricula. The cohort includes also graduates of Grade 12 and Year 13.
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