The legend of Kobe Bryant will live on
Our readers have their say about the untimely death of the basketball player, Dubai roads, racism in a photograph and a lost camera
With reference to Jack Dutton’s report Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend and daughter die in helicopter crash (January 26) My twin grandsons who are national-level players of basketball and great admirers of Bryant were shocked to hear of his demise.
K Ragavan, Bengaluru
Legends live forever. RIP, Kobe.
Jerwin Dela Cruz, Abu Dhabi
Some way to go before cyclists’ dream turn into a practical reality
With reference to Patrick Ryan’s report Dubai residents want to see speeding drivers tackled before using bicycles on roads (January 26): having the same road for cyclists and other vehicles is an unsafe proposition and is unlikely to work.
Imran Mohammad, Dubai
Abu Dhabi, Dubai and other Emirates have a lot going for them
With regards to Justin Thomas’s A tale of two emirates: why tourists love Abu Dhabi and Dubai (January 26): I love it for the weather, the spacious hotel rooms and the safety.
Derek Andrew Hands, London
Donald Trump has the guts that his predecessors might have lacked
Regarding the report At least one US embassy worker in Baghdad injured after Sunday rocket attack (January 27): many thanks to Donald Trump for having the guts to confront Iran while all former presidents of America caved in.
Adebayo George-Lawal, Lagos
Racism and exclusion: the way a photograph is cropped matters
Regarding Vanessa Nakate being cropped out of a picture with Greta Thunberg and other activists: it’s shame. Appalling but not surprising.
Roba Rajab, Dubai
We are blacks. We are strong. We are unbreakable.
Nalu Adia, Kampala, Uganda
Keep the camera if you must, return memory card full of photos
My wife and I recently had a wonderful visit to Abu Dhabi. However, on the last evening I lost my Panasonic Lumix pocket-sized camera in a taxi. Despite enquiries it was not found.
I would be happy for the finder to keep the camera but I would be hugely grateful for the memory card, as it has pictures of the recent Golf Classic, a day in Dubai, and visits to the Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Qasr Al Watan, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn. If the finder could place the card in an envelope and deliver it anonymously to the reception of the Sheraton Corniche, addressed to me, that would be amazing.
Andrew Neate, Abu Dhabi
Updated: January 27, 2020 06:56 PM