In the mid-1990s, Cordoba compound was opened in Riyadh. At that time, it was at least a 30-minute drive to get to the city center, with roads devoid of traffic, yet far out from the center of activity.
My memories of Dhahran often resemble wispy snippets of dreams, lacking linear structure or coherent narrative. Just random gauzy images, glimpses of fleeting emotion, stories with half-finished sentences despite having been retold ad infinitum over the dining table throughout my childhood, and unconscious embellishments slapped on as afterthoughts from my id.
The Winning Formula: Podium Shared by Trio of Saudis after Nail-biting Finish to Formula 1 Aramco Employee League
The roar of engines, the wiping of brows and twisting chicanes of the 2020 Fomula 1 season had a special significance for Aramcons globally, virtual participants in the F1 Aramco Employee League.
This year’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon was held virtually Jan. 8-17, with runners completing 13.1 miles in their neighborhoods as races observe physical distancing during the pandemic to keep people safe.
Built in 1884 to represent Mexico at the World Cotton and Industry Centennial Exhibition held in New Orleans, US, the Kiosk of Santa Maria la Ribera was called at the time “The Mexican Alhambra.” Now standing in a park in Mexico City, it inspired the construction of more than a dozen smaller neo-Arabic kioscos throughout Mexico.
Dakar Rally - Competitive Driver Tariq Al-Rammah: Aramcon Al-Rammah, Dakar Driver, Rallies Around Jiddah
The famous Dakar Rally is racing through the deserts and dunes of Saudi Arabia for a second time. The 43rd off-road race, which started in Jiddah on Jan. 3 and ends in the city on Jan. 15, covers more than 7,000 km in new routes, providing many challenges for the more than 200 participants, 12 of whom are female.
Aramco and stc announced today the launch of Dammam 7, a new supercomputer among the top ten most powerful in the world. The supercomputer presents new opportunities in both exploration and development and enhances Aramco’s decision-making on exploration and investment decisions.
AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.
On a blustery, overcast day in early Spring 1988, a friend and I spent our Friday day-off work at the camel races on the outskirts of Al Ahmadi, near the small residential community for employees of the Kuwait Oil Company.
A palpable sensation of peace and power emanated from him. A sarong was usually wrapped about around his waist and with rough keffiyeh fabric wrapping his ears like a package. Calm, steady stillness poured out of him in every direction while he simply held Autumn Breeze’s halter.
Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser took part in a ceremony to open the Mangrove Eco-Park near Ras Tanura on Jan. 11. The Eco-Park is the first facility in the Kingdom dedicated to the preservation of mangrove forests, which provide critical buffer zones between land and sea as well as breeding and nursery grounds for various marine life.
For many Aramcons, servants personified “the good life” in Dhahran. These ever-present helpers performed all the onerous domestic chores everyone abhors, and prepared food and served guests at Aramco communities’ endless, labor-intensive parties.
Stripped from their stalks, washed and wound into bundles, raw jute fiber awaits wholesale buyers in Bangladesh, where jute, after readymade cotton garments, is currently the country's second-largest export earner and a livelihood for an estimated 25 million people.
The following report was written by Hiba Amer, granddaughter of SAEEA's Finance Secretary Muhammad Salim Hamid (badge number 73199) who worked for Aramco from 1976-1987 as an accountant in the Fixed Assets & Work in Progress Accounting Department in Dhahran.
In Al-Hasa, a town about two hours from Dhahran, there was a remote clinic operated by Aramco and staffed with a multinational workforce. The closest camp to Al-Hasa was an Aramco-sponsored compound called Udhailiyah, where many ExPats lived and worked.
Home is shuffling through Heathrow to reach the gate counting how many movies I can watch based on the flight duration but underneath the exhaustion of the journey rested the excitement of nestling under the covers upon arrival.
The cavernous theater in Dhahran was the incubator of my lifelong love of what were once called motion pictures. The movies.
He along with his team excelled in meeting challenges, helping lead the restoration of Khurais in 2019, and responding to the company’s call for Khurais to reach maximum sustained capacity levels, despite structural challenges and lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we look forward to 2021, I want to thank you for your hard work and sacrifice, in a year in which we all had to discover new sources of resilience. It has been undeniably tough. We’ve missed our families and each other. We’ve had to become more flexible as a company.
Shabeel Ahmed Khan married Sahrish Tabassum Saleem on Friday 27th December 2019 in Karachi, Pakistan. Shabeel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shafiq Ahmed Khan, Badge No. 73789 who is the Joint Secretary of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA). Sahrish is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Muhammad Saleem.