Readers discuss delivery drivers, desert storms, stress, elections and more
Delivery drivers should follow the rules of the road
I write regarding your editorial in the opinion pages, No one should have to pay for lukewarm pizza with their life (December 14). I agree, so long as the delivery drivers drive within the law and uphold the rules of the road, which doesn't include chopping and changing between lanes and weaving past cars stuck in traffic.
Phil Jones, Dubai
Delivery bikes should stay out of the fast lane, overtake correctly, use signals and stop weaving in and out of heavy traffic. They should follow road rules. This could be one of the first steps towards decreasing incidents and improving road safety for everyone.
Sara Harris, Dubai
I wonder if the time is ripe for drone deliveries.
Moaz Bhutta, Punjab
They are the worst drivers on the road. They are always cutting people off and don't stay in lane.
Mazin Hawasli, Abu Dhabi
Desert rains are always welcome
In your online story UAE weather: Rain due to sweep in, Nick Webster writes about "the highest risk of showers” occurring in eastern areas. I don't think rain in this drought-stricken desert region ought to be viewed as a “risk”. On the contrary, the word "welcome" is most befitting in this context in my opinion.
Wayne Boshier, Dubai
What now for hopes of peace for Palestinians?
I write regarding your story US risks burning Arab bridges (December 14). Will Donald Trump put a good plan in place to safeguard the interest of Palestinians? After all, Middle East peace depends on them.
Name withheld by request
Stress is something we all have to live with
Kevin Hackett’s piece, Do men and women react to stress differently? (December 12), was an eye opener. The situation he described all too accurately is one that needs exposing further.
Fraser Martin, Dubai
Tackling the language barrier requires fresh thinking
In reference to New initiative will promote Arabic among UAE’s youth (December 13). ADEK schools are government institutions and all instruction, except for Arabic and Islamic studies, is in English. This is how it has been since 2009. The authorities want the children to be bilingual but there has to be a middle ground.
Beverly Newell, Ras Al Khaimah
There's an upside to working over the holidays
I write regarding New Year's Day a holiday for UAE private sector (December 14). On the bright side, these dates mean it will be very quick to drive to work on December 30 and 31.
Djordje Grujic, Dubai
Do local election results offer a clue to the national mood
In reference to your story Indian PM Modi's party predicted to win key state despite economic discontent (December 16). The exit polls indicate victory for the ruling party BJP despite so much criticism coming from opposition parties, mainly from the Congress party's leader Rahul Gandhi towards Mr Modi's policies, such as the GST and demonetisation. These results offer some indication about what the 2019 elections might deliver.