The UAE-South Korean collaboration is a new milestone

Readers discuss Qatar, Dubai theme parks, the plight of animals and antidepressants

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at a forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Moon Jae-in on Tuesday attended an Emirati-Korean business forum at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai as part of his tour of the UAE. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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With reference to your article

(March 26), this is a great project and a huge success for the UAE. Congratulations to the UAE and South Korea.

Asyah Elisabeth Meel, Abu Dhabi

This is a major milestone in the field of science and technology.

Adeela Akmal, Dubai

When will Qatar see the error of its ways?

I refer to your editorial

(March 24): what an interesting read. Your editorial nicely unpacked the ongoing crisis in the White House regarding the many resignations from the Trump administration and the latest dramatic developments in the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, which is stronger than ever. Against this backdrop, Qatar is hurtling down a negative path, a fact that understandably galls its neighbours in Bahrain, the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Doha's conduct is sad. When will Qatar see the light and work towards a compromise?

K Ragavan, Bangalore

Humans, not animals, are destroying the planet

I am writing in response to the letter by one of your readers expressing concern about the plight of animals in zoos (

, March 24). Let us not forget that in this world humans are destroying the planet, not the animals. Animals have no choices. Humans do.

Lorraine Ludman, Dubai

Antidepressants can be effective in the right circumstances

In reference to your article

(March 26), antidepressants can be effective if patients are truly suffering from clinical depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. But they do little good when administered for temporary depression from a divorce, a death or other life-altering event.

Beverly Newell, Ras Al Khaimah

They are blockers and won't work in the long run but are needed at times to make your life and head a little easier.

Najla Daair, Dubai

Antidepressants should be renamed. From people I know who’ve taken them, they are ineffective in the long term and simply act as blockers.

Anne McAdam, Abu Dhabi

Overpricing is to blame for the parks' troubles

In response to your report

(March 26), the company should reduce its prices. Charging Dh400-plus for tickets is going to ensure it always runs up a loss.

Don Carpenter, UAE