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Searching for aliens: a guide to Area 51 in Nevada


Explore the Controversial Homes of India's 'King of Good Times'

Take a tour through the incredible homes of Vijay Mallya, the "Branson of Bangalore", including his mega-mansion perched on top of a skyscraper


Celebrities who were found dead in hotels


These 30 Surprising Sights Are All On One Beautiful Continent

Incredible sights, scenes and landscapes in Europe that look like they belong elsewhere...


Beautiful Vintage Photos That Show The Timeless Romance Of Train Travel

Join us as we travel back in time to take a look at how rail travel became the transport stalwart it is today.


Secrets treasure of the official Porsche Vault

We take a virtual tour of the anonymous warehouse where Porsche stories some of its biggest surprises, including plenty of cars it nearly put in production. Join us for a visit


Vacation In Oman In Style With These Five Forthcoming Hotels

By Yehia Darwish The country of Oman is filled with a unique history and culture, there’s a lot to see and do at every corner. Whether it’s shopping in souqs or taking a boat down its picturesque waters, there’s something for everyone. But after you’ve got your itinerary down, there’s only the question of your stay. Lucky for you, Oman has announced the launch of five new hotels and here’s all you need to know about them. Just a stone’s


Forbidden places around the world you can’t visit

It's hard to imagine that there are a lot of places around the world that people are prohibited from visiting. Unless you're a researcher, scientist, or military officer, some of these places are strictly forbidden for the general public, which adds another layer of mystery to them. There are historical sites that are so fragile they can be easily damaged by humans, and also some seriously dangerous places many of us would be terrified to visit. From an island infested with snakes to a vault holding special secrets, check out these extremely fascinating and forbidden places. Click on!


Britain’s greatest barn-find haul?


Tropical storm Ophelia could slam mid-Atlantic states on Friday

23/09/2023 09:18, CAROLINA/United States (TAP) - A tropical storm off the mid-Atlantic coast began dumping rain on parts of North Carolina on Friday and will likely bring more precipitation along with high winds and storm surges to parts of Virginia and Delaware, the National Weather Service said.In Virginia, Governor Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm, dubbed Ophelia, which was still out at sea as of...


Two tourist charter flights arrive in Aqaba

AMMAN — King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba on Wednesday welcomed two charter flights of major Hungarian and Romanian companies with the support of the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB). The two flights inaugurated a tourist air bridge for the winter season to attract 6,748 tourists into the Kingdom, the JTB said in a statement on Thursday. JTB Managing Director Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat said that the Kingdom, since the beginning of the year, has...


Beautiful places on the sub-tropical Réunion Island


Gov’t announced public holiday in Kuwait this week

ALBAWABA – The government announced a public holiday in Kuwait later this week in celebration of the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, official news agency KUNA reported.The public holiday in Kuwait will fall on Thursday, September 28, with the weekend following, turning it into a three-day holiday.A public holiday in Kuwait on a Thursday amounts to a three-day holiday - ShutterstockMuhammad, in full Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd


Big And Beautiful: The World's Largest Hotels And Resorts

From China and Singapore to the USA, we look at some of the world’s largest hotels and resorts by room count.


Inside the Dh20m Dubai 3D printing plant aiming to produce 20,000 airplane parts a year

A new Dh20 million 3D printing hub in Dubai is the latest step in transforming aviation into a more sustainable industry by producing lightweight replacement aircraft components. The commercial airline industry has been a tough nut to crack as the world seeks solutions for more sustainable travel, with aviation contributing to up to 3 per cent of a...


AlUla's transformation into a global tourist gem

Saudi Gazette reportALULA — In the heart of AlUla Governorate, nestled in the northwest of the Kingdom, a dream cherished by its people for generations has found its way into reality. This dream, nurtured and supported by the visionary leadership, has elevated AlUla to the echelons of global tourism, experiencing an unprecedented surge in visitors, as indicated by recent statistics.The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has set its sights on an...


The Indian town keeping alive the ancient technique of lost Chola bronze casting

Located 35km from Thanjavur in India is Swamimalai, a remote town of casting, where skilled artisans breathe life into Chola bronzes, also known as panchaloha idols, as they've done for thousands of years. The majority of Chola bronze statues exhibited in museums worldwide were made from the 7th to 14th centuries in southern India. However, in the ...


21 classic luxury four-seat cabriolets


Socotra Island, the most unworldly place on the planet

Socotra Island covers an area of just 3,626 sq km (1,400 sq m), and yet this tiny Indian Ocean island lying off the coast of Yemen represents a treasure trove of dazzling biodiversity. The largest island in the Socotra archipelago, this is a destination that defies worldly description. Instead its landscape in more alien in nature, a unique collection of habitats that would look more at home on a distant planet in the far reaches of the universe. But Socotra is accessible, and more people are venturing outside their comfort zone to explore this remarkable island and its wealth of rare flora and fauna. So, how adventurous are you? Click through and journey to a place extraterrestrial in looks, and little explored by earthlings.


Why comfort is important, and how to make your life more cozy

Who doesn't love being comfortable? It might not seem like coziness is a feeling that needs or deserves too much thought or importance, but being comfortable is the cornerstone of a happy and healthy life. Being comfortable in your body, your home, your surroundings, and the people you find yourself with is far more important than many people might think. Self-esteem, healthy habits, a fulfilling work life and a happy home life all rely on comfortability to make a real difference. It can be easy to forgot about betting cozy in the hustle and bustle of daily life, but there are little changes you can make to ensure that being comfortable is always a priority. Read on the learn why being comfortable is important, and how to make it happen.


Savage and Lirio a fine pair in first-ever ladies only event

M. S. Kim and S. E. Lim narrowly denied at UAE International Pairs Qualifier at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club


History's most infamous unfinished buildings

There are numerous examples of ambitious but ultimately flawed architectural projects. Around the world are plenty of structures that on paper probably appeared destined for success, but instead were either abandoned or left languishing in construction limbo, often due to lack of funds or political strife. Among these unfinished buildings are palaces, cathedrals, skyscrapers, and even a nuclear power plant. So, where can you find some of the most notorious architecture that never was... or still might be? Click through and study the blueprints, so to say.


Bahraini archaeology yields understanding of the movement of religion

The subject of this year’s prestigious Beatrice de Cardi lectures, held at the Society of Antiquaries of London, was the archaeological discoveries over the past 22 years in Bahrain. In 2001, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, established the Anglo-Bahraini Early Islamic Bahrain Project to understand how Is...


Beshara: The most captivating pictures of the week

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30 Basics you must have in your wardrobe


Which after-school activity is best for my child?


Nature's deadliest assassins

For all its mesmerizing splendor, the animal kingdom can be a dangerous place to live. Among its millions of diverse residents are some truly menacing creatures: mammals, birds, and insects that can end life in an instant. And guess what? There are species of carnivorous plants out there, too. These natural born killers have devised ingenious ways to lure and capture their prey to make them nature's deadliest assassins. Indeed, they number some of the most fearsome predators on the planet. Intrigued? Click through and be in awe of wildlife with the sneakiest kill tactics.


The Wedge: California's deadliest wave


Don't embarrass yourself! Know the customs of the countries you visit


Signs you'd be accused of witchcraft in the 17th century

Witch hunting has claimed many lives in history and unfortunately persists today in some areas. One of the well-known incidents in witch-hunting history was the Salem witch trials, occurring from February 1692 to May 1693. If you've ever wondered what exactly could get you accused of witchcraft in the 17th century, then this is your chance to find out. Curious? Explore the following gallery and determine if you would have met the criteria for being labeled a witch.


They're Still Standing: The Oldest Bridges In The World

Here’s our round-up of the world’s oldest bridges that have stood the test of time.


Climate change is making plane turbulence worse


Bahrain's head of antiquities on why making the World Heritage List is just the start

This year’s Unesco World Heritage Committee is historic in many regards. Not only is it the first time the event has been held in Saudi Arabia, but it is the first full in-person meeting since 2020. It is also, curiously, the third time it has been held in the Gulf in a decade, with Qatar hosting in 2014 and Bahrain in 2018. Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahme...


Spanish TV Shows on Netflix That Will Expedite Your Learning

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget If you’re looking for an effective and fun way to learn Spanish, look no further than Netflix! With a plethora of Spanish-language shows available, you can level up your language skills in the comfort of your own home. From lighthearted comedies to grippin...


Six of the world's most epic road trips, from the Karakoram Highway to Iceland's Ring Road

While crossing a country by plane or train can be fun, nothing beats hitting the open road and experiencing everything it has to offer by car or camper van. Not only can you see the landscape changing as you pass, but you can also make whatever pit stops you like along the way, getting up-close with a nation’s – or even a whole continent’s – most f...


The best women's fashion at the Venice Film Festival


The tallest and shortest celebrities in Hollywood


How Many Of The World's Oldest Skyscrapers Can You Name?

These are the oldest and most historic skyscrapers on the planet.


History's most influential illegitimate children

Throughout much of history and across many cultures, being born out of wedlock was a big taboo. The morality system penalized illegitimate offspring for something they had absolutely no say in. These illegitimate children had to simply make their way through life as best they could, while dealing with the stigma attached to their birth. But it wasn't necessarily a massive hardship for all. And some even went on to change the world. From admirals to generals and artists, here are some of history's most influential illegitimate children. Click on to discover them.


UAE weather: Red, yellow alerts issued for fog, temperatures to rise in coastal areas

Conditions at sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea


Creepy! Celebrities who have doppelgängers from the past

It's one thing to look like a family member, but it's a whole other thing to resemble someone from decades and even centuries before you were born. Yet it happens, and this is certainly also the case for the rich and famous. Some A-listers look just like people who were equally as famous (if not more) a lifetime ago, while others could be the twins of people whose names we don't even know. Take a look through this gallery and compare photos of celebrities with their doppelgängers from the past!


Unbelievable discoveries in the most bizarre places

Many fascinating discoveries have been made over the years in the realms of science, archaeology, and zoology, but some were more confounding than others, especially when they turned up in unexpected places. Explore this gallery and uncover some truly bizarre objects discovered in the most improbable of locations.


Red carpet coincidences: who wore it best?

Stars often find themselves attending endless events, making it a bit challenging to keep up with their glamorous looks. Their dedicated stylists work tirelessly to ensure they don't don the same attire as anyone else at these gatherings, but occasionally, such situations are inevitable. The fantastic thing is that most A-listers gracefully ignore any potential embarrassment and appreciate their shared impeccable fashion sense. Take a stroll through our gallery to discover which celebrities have experienced the unfortunate coincidence!


Etihad Airways Earns Third Consecutive Five-star Rating At APEX Awards

Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national airline, has been rated as a Five-Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) for the third consecutive year. The rating recognises the airline’s excellence and was announced on 20 September at the APEX Awards Ceremony in Long Beach, California.The APEX Five Star Airline Awards were created based on neutral, third-party passenger feedback and insights gathered in partnership with...


36 cars named after animals


Explore the emirates: 9 fun things to do in Sharjah

The cultural capital of the UAE… If you’re looking to explore the rest of the UAE, we highly recommend checking out Sharjah. Whether you’re driving through or staying indefinitely there are plenty of fun things to do in Sharjah from a copious amount of cultural and heritage sites to beautiful art museums, cute cafes and restaurants […]


Archaeologists study Roman-era cemetery in the Gaza Strip - in pictures

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Amazing European Destinations To Visit With Your EV

We’ve rounded up our favourite hotels, campsites and other destinations in Europe where you can charge your electric car.


The most beautiful natural parks in The Netherlands


A cool pop culture store has opened its doors in Times Square Centre

Speed run to Speedy Comics now! For all the pop culture enthusiasts and certified geeks – a cool comic book store has opened its doors in Dubai and it might just become your new favourite haunt. Speedy Comics is Times Square Centre is the newest, coolest and funkiest store in town and it is set […]