Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 July 2019

Appreciate the great reporting on Hurricane Irma

Readers weigh in on bodybuilding steroids, heritage, natural disasters and more

Hurricane Irma also wrought extensive havoc on several Caribbean islands, including St Martin. Ricardo Arduengo / AFP
Hurricane Irma also wrought extensive havoc on several Caribbean islands, including St Martin. Ricardo Arduengo / AFP

I hope Rob Crilly managed to stay safe during his reporting on the recent US natural disasters (Hurricane Irma spins off tornadoes as it starts to pummel south Florida, September 10). Keep up the good work.

Danny Taylor, Dubai

How do we know which products are toxic?

In reference to your article, Government issues health warning over ‘toxic’ online bodybuilding drugs (September 11), it would be great if The National could share links to those pages to show where these products are being sold and what exactly we should avoid buying.

Gaz Watson, Dubai

A nice gesture from the Dubai police

It was so nice of the Dubai police to allow a little boy to mimic what they do for a living (Boy, 7, stops traffic in rush-hour role as police officer, September 10).

Abdulsalam Khan, Pakistan

Thank you for shedding light on the overspending plague

I refer to your article, Lessons learnt from 'keeping up with the Joneses' in the UAE (September 6). A substantially well-written article. A lot of my fellow comrades live this way, spending more than what they earn.

Liz Dungog Aliganga, Abu Dhabi

This issue is not limited to this country, but a well-written article nonetheless.

Name withheld by request

Preserving heritage is key to national identity

I refer to your article, Oman's Bedouin heritage under threat from modernisation (September 9). Tradition and heritage are very important pillars among nations. In fact, I believe that the preservation of history, culture and tradition is tantamount to national duty. Countries must learn to reconcile between modernisation and their history and heritage.

Asyah Elisabeth Meel, Dubai

As far as I know, Omanis are descendants of one of the oldest Arab clans, the people of Aad and Thamud. They come from Yemen. These clans are spread all over the Arabian Peninsula. They have at least 5,000 years worth of history to their name.

Real Saif Saed, Dubai

Those who will teach moral education need to be trained

In reference to your article, Moral education taught in UAE schools for the first time (September 10), it was about time such a subject was introduced. Question is: who will be training the teachers before they begin teaching this subject?

Tanya Milbourne, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is filled with greenery and would be ideal for many

I refer to your article, UAE remains most favoured real estate investment destination (September 9). Abu Dhabi certainly has many green spaces, making it one of the more attractive areas to live for a lot of people, in my opinion.

Patricia Estep, Abu Dhabi

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Updated: September 16, 2017 01:08 PM