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Mysterious religious relics from around the world

Often regarded as sacred and/or believed to possess extraordinary qualities, over the centuries numerous religious relics have been preserved. These relics are highly valued and revered. Can you imagine a tooth that continues to grow or blood that has remained liquid for 1700 years? As incredible as that might sound, the Holy Right (the right hand of St. Stephen) displayed in Budapest, and Saint Catherine of Siena's head, shown in Siena, Italy, are examples of such oddities. Intrigued? Click through the gallery to learn about fascinating religious relics, from around the world.


St Regis Abu Dhabi blends city and seaside vibes in the UAE capital – Hotel Insider

One thing that the UAE excels at is luxury hotel stays and across the emirates there are no shortage of options. For those exploring the capital, the St Regis Abu Dhabi on the Corniche offers a blend of city stay and seaside escape. Minutes from downtown, the five-star hotel caters to all types of visitors – from business travellers looking to unwi...


The most mysterious disappearances in history

Throughout the course of human history, there have been several cases of individuals going missing that have captivated and bewildered authorities, loved ones, and the general public. While some of these missing persons have eventually been located, the whereabouts of others continue to be a mystery. Click on the gallery and read about the most mysterious and controversial disappearances in history!


Stunning Cape Cod beach is set to be SHUT DOWN for the rest of summer

A popular Cape Cod beach is likely to be closed for the rest of the summer as officials work to prevent a 'catastrophic event.'


Good luck charms, bad luck signs!

People around the world have always tried to boost their good fortunes with talismans, trinkets, and tokens. Indeed, every culture and country has a different symbol or practice that they believe brings them fortune and good luck. Similarly, there are visions and signals that many believe are harbingers of misfortune and bad luck. So, are you feeling superstitious? Click through following gallery for some good luck charms and bad luck signs from around the world.


The most unique (and bizarre) buildings in the US

Next time you plan a roadtrip, make sure to include some of these strangely designed structures on your list of must-see attractions. Click through the gallery to start the tour!


I Want This Porsche Electric Mountain Bike, and So Will You

It's a collab with eBike specialist Rotwild and comes in all your favorite Porsche colors.


Free solo: Climbing on the edge of death

There are people out there who choose to climb mountains taller than the Empire State Building, completely alone, and without ropes or any safety equipment! These adrenaline junkies flew under the radar for a long time, but now the art of free solo has made it onto the world stage. Click through this gallery to learn about this extreme sport and those who have mastered it.


Ireland's picture-perfect towns and villages

Not for nothing is Ireland described as the "Emerald Isle." This is a verdant and bucolic nation carpeted with a countryside of lush, green fields and steep rolling valleys, a landscape complemented by a spectacular coastline of precipitous cliffs and yawning bays. Dotted across this scenic quilt are numerous towns and villages that add unique character to a land already personified by centuries-old Gaelic culture and tradition. So, are you planning a visit? Click through and discover Ireland's picture-perfect destinations.


Brit tourist, 30, fighting for life after jumping from Poland bridge

The family now fear the infection has spread to his lungs, and said Liam had to be placed in an induced coma to receive life-saving treatment in northern Poland


The amazing underwater world of the kelp forest

Kelp forests harbor a greater variety and higher diversity of plants and animals than almost any other ocean community. In fact, these extraordinary marine environments are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth. So, what else besides the octopus calls a kelp forest home? Click through and take a dive through this amazing underwater habitat.


Dubai Customs commences Intellectual Property Summer 2024

DUBAI, 17th July, 2024 (WAM) -- Dubai Customs commenced the Intellectual Property Summer Events 2024 under the theme "Innovate, Protect," organised by the IPR Department of the Policies and Legislation Division, aiming to promote awareness to the importance of protecting Intellectual Property and encourage innovation and creativity between different segments of society. The events, that were held at Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services...


I took my family on a European cruise. A similar trip on land would've cost thousands of dollars more.

Recently, I saved thousands traveling Europe by sea instead of land. My cost breakdown proves cruises are still the best value for family vacations.


Abu Dhabi, you can fly to space from 2025 onwards

Transportation? Escapism? You decide… If you’ve been following whatson.ae, you’ll have caught a few fun stories on futuristic travel coming to Abu Dhabi and the UAE very soon. This voyage, however, could take you a little further than a neighbouring emirate. European space exploration pioneers, EOS-X SPACE, will begin operating in Abu Dhabi as early […]


The wonderful wetlands of the United States

America's wetlands, bogs, swamps, and marshes usually get a bad rap. They've been associated with humid, mosquito-infested, alligator-haunted areas of horrors for a large portion of history, and some today still hold that misconception. In truth, the wetlands of the United States, and the world at large, are some of the most beautiful, fascinating, and important ecosystems there are. More than where to find mosquitos and scary reptiles, they are also home to innumerable species of birds, butterflies, and fish. And to put aesthetics aside altogether, wetlands are also some of the hardest-working ecosystems in the world. They filter our air, fortify our coastlines, and blunt the damage that violent storms can bring. Intrigued? Then click on to take a look at some of America's most magnificent wetlands.


Gulf states condemn rare Oman attack claimed by Daesh

The early morning attack on a mosque in Muscat killed six and wounded 28


What are the most dangerous countries to be a driver in?

UK-based Global Positioning Specialists (GPS) and their "Most Dangerous Countries to be a Driver" world study investigated road quality, the number of road deaths, and motor vehicle crime statistics in 60 of the most car-dependent countries around the world in a quest to find where being a motorist can mean navigating a treacherous route along hazardous roads. So, is the country you drive in among those mentioned? Click through and steer carefully through this list of the top 20 dangerous countries to be a driver.


The most haunted places in every U.S. state

The United States is teeming with paranormal activity. Many historical places are said be haunted, but other, more unassuming locations, are also home to otherworldly phenomena. If you are into ghost hunting and want to visit a haunted location, where should you head to first? Hopefully you'll find the answer in this gallery. Here we list the most haunted places in every state. Click on and happy ghost hunting!


The most outrageous acts of piracy in history

The sea can be a dangerous place, but not only for its unpredictable storms and mysterious waters. Pirates have been lurking the seven seas for centuries, causing chaos for whomever crossed their paths. Defined as the act of committing robbery by ship, piracy often has the goal of attacking and stealing cargo and other valuable goods from other vessels. But there have also been instances when pirates took over actual islands and kidnapped important figures. So, what are some of history's most audacious acts of piracy? Click on to find out.


Maersk sounds alarm: Red Sea disruptions ripple across global shipping

Red Sea shipping disruptions having a 'cascading impact' said the shipping giant


The best Prime Day luggage deals, including a set of 2 suitcases for just $27

This Amazon Prime Day, you can save big on luggage with carry-ons, checked bags, and luggage sets at their lowest prices of the summer.


Review: Loona, a cosy Italian gem in Downtown

This bright and beautiful Italian restaurant promises an extensive menu and licensed dining on the Downtown Boulevard… On Downtown Boulevard, where palm trees prettily adorned in fairy lights illuminate rows of shops, cafes and boutique fitness studios, there aren’t many licensed restaurants. There’s Fouquet’s, the fancy French eatery. There’s TOTO and Tatel, the duo of […]


Fascinating facts you didn’t know about Disney parks

No one denies that Disney World is a magical place, but what most might not know is that Disney parks are filled with secrets. Walt Disney was a magical thinker and he loved inserting subtle movie references and other surprises to be discovered all over his parks. Check out some interesting facts about Disney parks that you probably didn’t know. Click on!


The fragrant history of incense

Incense penetrates our senses and brings us into a different world. When you walk into a church or temple and smell the burning fragrances, it can transport you into a more spiritual and calm mood. Even if you are not religious, there is no denying the pleasant aroma that incense brings to a place. Over the years, incense has grown more and more important to our religious and spiritual ceremonies, but why? Where did it come from? And why is it so important? From ancient China to modern-day meditation, incense has had a place in our culture for over 6,000 years. Click through to find out interesting stories and facts about incense.


Bangkok hotel cyanide murder victims 'were poisoned by US woman'

Sherine Chong, 56, is thought to have poisoned herself and five other people after she accrued huge debts related to an investment in a hospital in Japan.


Ancient places hidden in mystery

Step into a world where history and mystery converge, where the ancient past beckons with unsolved enigmas. In this gallery, we journey through time to explore fascinating locations that are shrouded in mystery. From the legendary Atlantis to the sunken secrets of Heracleion, we delve into the heart of these historical legends. These cities, hidden in sands, submerged beneath the sea, or nestled in remote jungles, hold the keys to unlocking the mysteries of human civilization. Join us as we become explorers of the ancient world, seeking answers and inspiration that resonate with the present. Click through the gallery to begin.


A long way from his Entourage days! Adrian Grenier pushes mountains of luggage and a baby capsule as he arrives in Byron Bay with wife Jordan Roemmele and son Seiko

He's the US actor who as Vincent Chase on the hit HBO show Entourage, was used to receiving VIP treatment.


Robbery, murder, and worse: The most disturbing acts committed by saints

Saints are good people, right? Well, not so fast! Being canonized doesn't necessarily mean that a person is faultless and sinless. In fact, in many cases, it's quite the opposite. Of course, these people did end up doing some good deeds—at least good enough to earn them veneration. In this gallery, we bring you saints who actually lived fairly sinful lives and did some questionable things. Click on to learn more.


The Block 2024: Scott Cam takes to the skies and heads to 'paradise' island in hilarious new trailer for upcoming season

Channel Nine has dropped a hilarious new trailer for the upcoming season of its hit renovation series The Block.


Overrated tourist spots you should avoid

For every tourist destination worth the effort and expense to visit, there's a cheap trick that isn’t worth either and yet still, somehow, draws crowds. Check out this gallery, based on a list from Far and Wide, that will help shed light on some of the shadiest tourist traps. And keep in mind, one person's tacky trap is another's perfect Instagram!


The 30 best crepe fillings and toppings you just have to try

Crepes are buttery like pancakes, but they’re more thin and delicate. Dating back to at least 13th-century France, this classic treat can be served with a wide variety of sweet and savory fillings and toppings. Mushroom and cheese mix, there are tons of ways to create the most perfect of crepes. You can get creative for breakfast, lunch, or dinnertime! Click on through to discover different crepe fillings and toppings to excite your eyes and taste buds.


Curious facts about ancient Greece

About 2,500 years ago, Greece was one of the most important places in the ancient world. The ancient Greeks were great thinkers, writers, athletes, artists, and politicians who left a huge inheritance in fields like democracy, drama, and philosophy. Modern civilization owes a lot to ancient Greece, as it helped establish many foundations of today's cultures. Want to learn more about this glorious ancestor of modern civilization? Then click through the following gallery.


An Andy Warhol exhibition is coming to Dubai in September

You’ll even get to see the famous Marilyn Monroe portrait… Pop art. You can see it everywhere from Marvel movies to cartoons, and tattoos. The art style was made famous by American visual artist, Andy Warhol who painted the famous Campbell Soup Cans and the Marilyn Monroe portrait. And art fans, you’re in luck because […]


Funniest sayings from around the world

"Once in a blue moon" you may come across sayings where the meaning is not at all obvious. "Rest assured," it is probably just an idiom, a phrase where the meaning cannot be deducted from the actual words. In English, there are many, such as "straight from the horse's mouth," or "raining cats and dogs." However, every language is full of them. Indeed, looking at different idioms can give you an insight into the culture of a language, and some good laughs as well. If you would like to learn some of these literary curiosities, "don't miss the boat," and take a look through this gallery.


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Cool caves around the world you can actually visit

Some of the most amazing spectacles are hidden deep underground, beneath rocks, sea and even ice.


Amazon Makes My Favorite Matching Set for Travel — and I'm Shopping More Comfy Plane Outfits From $15 Today

From comfy sweatsuits to stylish sets, these outfits belong in your travel wardrobe.


Getting to grips with chopstick culture

Over 1.5 billion people eat food with chopsticks daily. For centuries, chopsticks have helped distinguish their users in Asia from those in the rest of the world. Originating in China around 1200 BCE, chopsticks eventually found their way into Europe and much of the Western world, carried in the pockets of ethnic Chinese immigrants. The utensils were used in place of a knife and fork, and pretty soon even ham-fisted Westerners got the hang of wielding a pair of these equal-length tapered sticks. Well, almost! Click through and get to grips with the history of chopsticks.


Countries with the most millionaires and billionaires

Money might not make the world go around in a literal sense, but it certainly does give it a helping hand. Between investments, inheritances, and good business, there are cities around the world that have accumulated a nice list of wealthy people. But we’re here to look at which countries most of them call home. Curious? Click through the gallery to see which nations boast the highest number of millionaires and billionaires.


Outrage as bone belonging to one of Bible's most famous figures stolen

A bone fragment smaller than a fingernail belonging to a famous New Testament figure was stolen from the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City on July 10.


The best public-access and private golf courses in Idaho, ranked

Looking to play the best golf courses in Idaho? Welcome to our annual Golfweek’s Best ranking of public-access and private courses. Following are the rankings for both types of courses, as judged by our nationwide ne


Why some top American courses are using this ‘sustainable’ links golf feature

You know it as the long wispy grass that grabs your club and forces you to thoroughly check for ticks, but fescue grass is much more than agonizing long stuff. Cut at shorter lengths, fine fescue characterizes the rough, fairways and greens of many links courses and helps deliver the bouncy conditions that are deemed ideal in the British Isles. The...


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo swims in the Seine to prove it's clean before Olympic Games

'We are reversing the tide of history,' says her deputy as dip goes ahead after postponements due to heavy rain and pollution fears


Defected Records in Dubai: Gorgon City, Eats Everything, A-Trak and more to headline

It’s back…. A British independent label group that has been responsible for some of the biggest parties across the UK, Ibiza, and Miami. Defected Records is finally back in Dubai. Specialising in house music, get ready for three days of unbeatable line-ups and no-nonsense vibes. This year we will be grooving for two straight days […]


Cruise liners may BOYCOTT Spanish destinations if...

Cruise liners may decide to boycott popular destinations in Spain, such as Mallorca and Ibiza, if anti-tourism protests and 'violent attitudes' towards holiday-makers continue to escalate.


30 islands ranked by their highest point

The world's islands are not usually considered as featuring some of the highest points on Earth. But, in fact, some of the most impressive mountains and volcanoes, most of them active, are located on islands scattered around the globe, anywhere from Antarctica to Indonesia. And many achieve some truly impressive elevations. But where exactly on the planet can you admire the tallest and most dramatic island high points? Click through this gallery of 30 islands ranked by their highest point to discover the loftiest mountain peak of an island on Earth.


Firefighters battle to extinguish burning peatlands in tourist hotspot Bali

Firefighters are battling to extinguish burning peatlands in Indonesia's tourist hotspot Bali. Ten hectares of land has been burnt in Gianyar Regency with the smoke billowing from the flames covering large areas.


Discover the world through an ant's eyes

As humans, we're used to seeing the world from a certain perspective. But have you ever thought about how tiny ants see the same landscapes? Click through to find out! Photo by Christian Widell on Unsplash


Surreal rock formations around the world

Rock formations, sculpted by the relentless forces of nature, stand as some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on our planet. From the towering sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum to the whimsical Queen's Head, each formation tells a unique story of geological processes spanning millions of years. These natural sculptures, shaped by elements like wind, water, and volcanic activity, create landscapes so surreal they often defy belief. For a journey into the heart of our planet's most stunning natural art, click through this gallery.