Congratulations to Dr. Azzam Eltarahony

Congratulations to Dr. Azzam Eltarahony

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Through hard work and perseverance, Aramco retiree Dr. Azzam Eltarahony, badge number 139844, recently celebrated the grand opening of Alnahar General Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. As the photographs show, this is a top-rate facility.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 05, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 05, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

The first purpose-built eco mosque in Europe, the Central Mosque in Cambridge, England, opened last year. With space for 1,000 worshipers, its rooftop photo-voltaic (pv) panels generate enough power to meet a third of the mosque’s energy requirements.

Beneath Saudi Sands

Beneath Saudi Sands

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In 1932, a 37-year-old engineer employed by the Standard Oil Company of California (Socal) made a habit of climbing the highest point on the island of Bahrain, about 20 miles across the Persian Gulf from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part IV

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part IV

BY Brid Beeler / /

When we left Mada’in Saleh, our next destination was Jeddah. That is a long road to Jeddah and having since traveled all the roads of the Kingdom, it is still the one road I do not enjoy traveling. I avoid it with a passion...

Great Gardens Bring Color, Beauty, and Life to Dhahran

Great Gardens Bring Color, Beauty, and Life to Dhahran

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Passion. Imagination. Creativity. Sustainability. These attributes were on full display by the three winners of the 2019-2020 best yard competition in Dhahran, as they were recognized for their efforts to enhance aesthetics in the community and apply environmental friendly methods to maintain their yards.

‘Id Mubarak: Together in the Spirit of Sacrifice

‘Id Mubarak: Together in the Spirit of Sacrifice

BY The Arabian Sun / /

I would like to extend my best wishes to you and to your families for a peaceful ‘Id al-Adha and some well-deserved time for rest and relaxation. I recognize that a number of our colleagues are away from their families this ‘Id, but we are united in our appreciation for their sacrifices.

Honey Above the Clouds: A Higher Taste of Life in Al Fayfa

Honey Above the Clouds: A Higher Taste of Life in Al Fayfa

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Visitors to Al Fayfa Mountains struggle to decide what is more hair-raising — going up its daunting mountain slopes, or coming down. Locals grow up navigating the challenging corners of its steep contours, and claim they know when someone new has moved into their soaring neighborhood.

Happy 16th Birthday Habib Ur Rehman

Happy 16th Birthday Habib Ur Rehman

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

On July 24, 2004 Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan (VP-Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association-SAEEA) by the grace of Allah (S.W.A.T.) was blessed with a grandson. Throughout the years Habib has matured into one fine and competent lad.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2020

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Summer 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.

The Merchant Spirit

The Merchant Spirit

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco annuitant and current resident of Japan Eiichi Nakamura was recently featured in these pages. The highlight of that article was his account of a traditional tea ceremony performed at his home in Yokohama for top executives from Saudi Aramco and their key customers in Japan.

Drilling from the Earth to the Moon

Drilling from the Earth to the Moon

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has always been ahead of the industry in exploring new technologies. Moreover, as the research arm of the upstream business, our EXPEC Advanced Research Center (ARC) is at the frontier of the research and development of Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) technology.

Al-Helal Bids Farewell to ‘The Best Company with the Best People in the World’

Al-Helal Bids Farewell to ‘The Best Company with the Best People in the World’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Fahad E. Al-Helal, who led Aramco Project Management since 2012, was recognized in a special ceremony last week. Hosted by Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi, senior vice president of Technical Services, the unique ceremony (complete with face masks and physical distancing) was attended by Amin Nasser, president and CEO, and other members of management.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2020

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part VII – Al Wahbah Crater

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part VII – Al Wahbah Crater

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Arabia has taken dramatic steps in recent years to open its borders to foreign tourists; to restore, maintain, and protect its many important natural and man-made attractions; and to spread the word of these astonishing sites...

Gahwa Renaissance

Gahwa Renaissance

BY The Arabian Sun / /

As Zayed al-Tamimi’s brass pestle hits the mortar, its rhythmic clink resounds with the crunch of coffee beans through the hall of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. On a display screen above him, closeups of his motions attract the eyes of coffee professionals and enthusiasts. Watching most closely is the panel of four judges.

An Outing to al-Uqair: Take a Step Back In Time at Historic Port

An Outing to al-Uqair: Take a Step Back In Time at Historic Port

BY The Arabian Sun / /

About an hour from Dhahran, along a stretch of natural and wild coast, you get to al-Uqair. Fifty miles northeast of the fertile oasis of al-Hasa and its main city of Hofuf, the journey to al-Uqair features beautiful lush scenery with a path full of palm trees that arise misaligned in bushes and throw their branches into transparent and pristine waters.