The move towards greater global wellbeing is growing at a rapid pace. Most recently, this move has witnessed the development of two research centers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. An academic journal continues to thrive in the region, while a new positive psychology textbook was recently launched specifically geared towards the region. These developments, among many, are not only promising for the continued growth of regional wellbeing research from which we can learn about the contributing factors to a life well lived, they can also inspire the development of a regional positive psychology that incorporates aspects of culture and religion, as well as issues of national development. In this panel, multiple guest speakers discuss, explore and push the envelope of the next necessary steps to developing a regional positive psychology. We explore initiatives in commercial happiness, positive education, Islamic positive identity, Islamic character strengths and virtues, as well as national and organizational accounts of wellbeing currently underway. We conclude with future aims and discuss with some of the barriers to our work and how these can be addressed as a positive psychology community.