In a lively interaction with over 5000 workers at Sharjah Expo Centre, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of The Art of Living, shared simple and practical tips to attain a life of happiness and peace. 

On Thursday, the packed Fujairah Football Stadium lit up in colours of culture and spirituality as Gurudev led thousands of Emiratis through a powerful meditation at Illuminate Peace event organised by the government of Fujairah to celebrate the country’s spirit of peace and harmony on International Day of Tolerance. 

The Crown prince of Fujairah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi has encouraged peaceful coexistence and unity between various cultures while affirming its commitment to tolerance, as well as its efforts to strengthen international unity. He also called Gurudev the “Master of Love”.

"We want to bring happiness in the whole Arab world," Gurudev said while addressing the gathering. “The Art of Living is doing its bit to bring solace to the people of Iraq, Syriya, Lebanon and Jordan,” he added. 

Gurudev also spoke about the values and need for diversity in a rapidly shrinking global village. He also shared why few minutes of meditation every day and knowledge about the breath is an unavoidable tool to fight aggression and depression in the modern society.  

Earlier that day, Gurudev and the Art of Living delegation was accorded a warm reception at the royal palace in Al Rumailah. Gurudev is on a four-day visit to UAE after the ruler of Fujairah specially invited him.