x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Do you think there are enough youth-focused outdoor activities?

Parents are being urged to get their children out of the house and out of the malls to play in the natural environment.

Parents are being urged to get their children out of the house and out of the malls to play in the natural environment. Distracted by entertainment in malls and computer games, the country's young could be losing a vital link with nature, said Ali Saqar al Suweidi, president of the Emirates Marine Environmental Group. The group is campaigning to encourage parents and teachers to ensure the natural world is part of all children's upbringing and education, especially awareness of the UAE's marine habitats. Do you think there are enough youth-focused outdoor activities? In what ways do kids currently interact with nature? What additional nature activities would you like to see available for children?