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An Island Just Disappeared In Japan

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Japan could see its territorial waters shrink near its maritime border with Russia after a tiny island off its north-east coast “disappeared.”

The uninhabited islet, called Esanbe Hanakita Kojima, is thought to have slipped beneath the waves, apparently unnoticed by residents living in Sarufutsu, a village on the northern tip of the main island of Hokkaido 500 metres away.

Esanbe Hanakita Kojima lies west of the Northern Territories, which are at the centre of a long-running dispute between Japan and Russia, where they are known as the Kurils. The islands were seized from Japan by Soviet forces days after the end of the Pacific War.

Japan isn’t the only country to have lost an island recently. A piece of the United States was wiped off the map after East Island, a remote spit in Hawaii, was washed away by Hurricane Walaka last month.

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Must Visited Destinations in Diriyah During Its Season This Year

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Al Diriyah season is just around the corner with so many sports and entertainment events coming your way in its second edition, but those exciting and thrilling events aren’t the only thing about Diriyah that should excite you.

Visitors of Al Diriyah can enjoy several of its historical destinations that will add so much to your experience, these destinations include At-Turaif and Al Bujairi and here’s why they should be on your list if you’re planning to take part in this Diriyah Season.

Diriyah

Located minutes from the capital Riyadh, Diriyah is where all the magic is expected to happen and it’s also known as The Land of Kings and Heroes. The historical area is where the mega sports events will be taking place from Boxing Championship, to Formula E-racing, Tennis Cup and Equestrian Festival.

For more details on the events happening this Diriyah season, click here.

At-Turaif

At-Turaif is the actual original seat of power for Saudi Arabia’s Al Saud family, and is the historic center of Ad Diriyah. The UNESCO World Heritage site stands as a symbol for the rich history of Saudi Arabia, and under the guidelines of UNESCO, authorities have given it great attention and priority in preserving and restoring its citadel.

Visitors of At-Turaif will get to follow in the steps of kings and heroes who walked in the citadel, and indulge on the great history and culture of the Kingdom.

Al Bujairi

Overlooking the eastern edge of Wadi Hanifah, just opposite to Al-Turaif neighborhood, Al-Bujairi Quarter is the ultimate gateway into the historical area of Al-Diriyah. The area serves as a cultural hub of the Kingdom ever since the establishment of the first Saudi state and today, it makes the ideal getaway from the hassle of the city as a place that offers authentic Saudi cuisine and hospitality with breathtaking scenery surrounding you.

 

 

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Zero Latency: Riyadh’s Latest Addition Offering Virtual Escapism

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All the way from Melbourne, Australia, the largest virtual reality gaming arena Zero Latency has made its way to Riyadh at Salma Centre, and it is a dream come true to all the gamers!

Zero Latency is the global leader in free-roaming multi-player virtual reality, and is regarded as the world’s best virtual reality gaming experiences.

“Zero Latency is the next level social entertainment, where players are taken inside a game, where their body is the controller and their mind believes it’s real.”

What to expect:

One moment you’re living in your own world, the next you’re lost in ours.

For the adrenaline junkies, get ready for your heart to pound real hard and your adrenaline to reach its peak, as you get consumed in a game that will certainly take you someplace else.

The Place offers various gaming experiences, including Zombie survival, singularity and Engineerium. You spend a minimum of half an hour in each game, with a maximum of 8 players.

Each game take you to a different one of a kind experience, that is guaranteed to blow your mind. From fighting zombie Apocalypse to fighting off drones and robots.

Prices start from 70 SAR per person, and you have to reserve first.

Caution:

Not for the faint-hearted!

 

 

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Your tonight guide for Valentine’s day

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If you are wondering where to go tonight for Valentine’s and can’t settle for a certain cuisine, here is a list of diverse ones for you to choose from.

  • Le Traiteur. 

The ultimate french cuisine, Located in Ash Shati, Jeddah. The restaurant is for those with an exquisite taste, and their dinner table sets the perfect mood for Valentine’s.

  • Zodiac Cuisine. 

“We feed your senses” is their moto and that says it all. The Zodiac Lounge in Al-Andalus offers a diverse menu of premium food.

  • Il-Gabbiano. 

You can never go wrong with Italian food, especially when it’s at Il Gabbiano on the Corniche. The restaurant just recently made it to the top 20 eats of 2018.

  • Nozomi. 

For a unique dinning experience and for those who like trying new things, then definitely go for Nozomi; as it serves the nicest contemporary Japanese cuisine.

 

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