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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

A safe place to call home makes people flock to the UAE

Our readers have their say on global polls, highway safety and the Melbourne attack

Abu Dhabi, with attractions such as the Corniche Park, is one of the safest cities in the world. Pawan Singh / The National
Abu Dhabi, with attractions such as the Corniche Park, is one of the safest cities in the world. Pawan Singh / The National

I write in reference to your article UAE is the world’s second safest country to visit, report shows (November 11).

As safety is one of the biggest concerns of the modern world, a safer place to live and work is at the top of the agenda for most families. The UAE finding a place in the list of safest countries is a moment of pride for everyone, especially given the unrest in many other countries in the region.

Meanwhile, the report indicating that India is one of the worst-rated countries is deeply disappointing.

It questions the plight of world’s largest democracy. That terrorism is categorised as “very likely” there may also further damage the way the country is perceived around the world.

Ramachandran Nair, Muscat

Delivery riders should take care on busy highways

I write in reference to your story Motorbike delivery riders fear for lives on UAE roads (Nov 11). I understand the worries of these young men, however some of them guys are equally guilty of reckless ­behaviour as anyone else on the UAE’s roads.

I have experienced many ­delivery riders suddenly cutting in front of cars without any warning and not riding at a safe distance from other vehicles.

I also think that they should not use freeways, for their own safety. At the speeds most people keep on these busy roads, they don’t stand a chance in an accident.

Elize van Wyk, Sharjah

Melbourne attack was a dark day in Australia’s history

I write in reference to your article Melbourne terror attack leaves one dead, two injured (Nov 10). The National covered these events in detail and the report was sad to read.

Even though terror attacks are not frequent in Australia, this incident was tragic. The man who attacked two and killed one was later shot by police, according to reports. Terrorism cannot be tolerated in any form, and I hope that the Australian authorities will remain vigilant from now on. I pray for the victims and their families.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru