IN PICTURES: A dream island boasting pristine beaches on the Saudi coast

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Located on the coast of Saudi Arabia’s Asir region is the island of Kodumbul, one of the most beautiful and pristine natural habitats awaiting a promising future in light of the kingdom’s plans to boost tourism. It is expected to be a permanent tourist destination throughout the year, suitable for fishing and diving enthusiasts. Kodumbul has an area of about three square kilometers and boasts white sandy beaches around its three sides, and a tall mountain stands on the western side ...

PHOTOS: A volcanic mountain in the middle of Red Sea in Saudi Arabia

Monday, 8 January 2018

An island alongide an island in the middle of the Red Sea on the Saudi Arabian side exists within the blue waves of the ocean right across from al-Qahmah beach in the Asir region, southwest of Saudi Arabia. The island is visited by many tourists who have to take a boat to reach it. It is also considered a volcanic mountainous island which is covered in sand and rocks with little greenery, and a 360-degree view of the ocean. The island attracts hunting enthusiasts, who hunt birds including ...

A scene from ‘Castaway:’ Men spell ‘HELP’ with palm leaves on island

Sunday, 10 April 2016

In a scene straight from Hollywood, or a New Yorker cartoon, a U.S. Navy plane spotted the word "help" spelled out in palm fronds

Ancient tools show mysterious humans occupied Indonesian island

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Scientists announced the discovery of stone tools at least 118,000 years old at a site called Talepu on the island of Sulawesi, indicating a human presence

Prisoner escapes from Norway island jail on a surfboard

Saturday, 8 August 2015

The low-security prison has no fences and is often held up as the ultimate symbol of Norway’s emphasis on humane incarceration policies

Photos reveal what newest island on Earth looks like

Friday, 13 March 2015

A new island has been formed in the South Pacific Ocean, near Tonga, after the eruption of an underwater volcano

The mystery of Pakistan’s new quake island

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A small island created in the Arabian Sea by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts say it is unlikely to last long. The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday in Baluchistan’s remote Awaran district, killing more than 200 people and affecting hundreds of thousands. Off the coastline near the port of Gwadar, some 400 kilometers from the epicenter, locals were astonished to see a new piece of land surface from the waves. “It is not a small ...

Qatar’s Barwa plans $5.5bn island to house World Cup fans

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Qatar unveiled plans on Monday to build a $5.5 billion island off the coast of Doha with floating hotels to house soccer fans expected to flock to the country for the World Cup in 2022. Plans for Oryx Island, which would feature luxury villas, a water park, and five floating hotels using cruise ships, were unveiled by Qatari developer Barwa Real Estate, part-owned by Qatar's sovereign wealth fund. The hotels would be able to house as many as 25,000 soccer fans, Barwa’s Chief Executive ...

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