Warmed by a campfire and the notes of an ‘ud, hiking guides near Saint Catherine, Egypt, fill an evening with song.
Ex-Aramco employee Athar Mustafa Khan has a lot to be proud of when it comes to his youngest daughter Maryam. She recently graduated from Lehigh University with a Masters Degree in BioEngineering while simultaneously...
The world is going through an unprecedented health crisis, the impact of which has reached all areas of life that forced governments and individuals to make unprecedented decisions and adapt to unusual lifestyles.
Dear colleagues, With the Holy Month of Ramadan coming to a close, I would like to extend my personal best wishes to you and to your families for a peaceful ‘Id al-Fitr. This ‘Id will be unlike any we have experienced before.
We arrived in Buraidah, just before the noon prayer when everything closes for 20 to 30 minutes as the faithful head off to the mosque. During prayer, we drove around the town. Buraidah is in the heart of the Nejd...
Two Aramco Brats have published a prequel novel to the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Doug and Chris Eboch attended Aramco schools in Ras Tanura and Dhahran from 1974 to 1980. Doug later went to the University of Southern California...
This small collection of verses was written as a poetic diary of my thoughts and impressions, influenced by my life and travel within Saudi Arabia during the past eight years (circa 1980s), intending, hopefully, for them to be handed on...
On November 10th, 2019, Nicholas Baret Horvath wed Krystin Annelle Rodriquez in the garden of Agave Estates in Katy, Texas. Many Aramco friends from around the world were in attendance, making it an exceptional Aramco reunion.
Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.
Aramco annuitants Kim and Dave Shaner announce the arrival of their seventh grandchild, Archer Dearborne Shaner, born April 16, 2020, weighing 7lb. 3oz. and measuring 20 inches long.
Congratulations to Rob Neff (DH class of 2000) who recently graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with an MSN (masters) degree this May 2020.
It’s been 8 years of writing, rewriting, recording interviews, transcribing interviews, throwing out thousands of words and finally publishing, however, I am happy to announce that Life in the Camel Lane: Embrace the Adventure is finally launching.
Elise Kellett submitted a photo of a rock she's had in her possession for many years, collected from the desert near Dhahran. Out of curiosity, she is hoping someone can identify the type of rock.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2020, demonstrating financial and operational strength despite a challenging macro environment and lower energy demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To this day, Bathan’s name is well-known, and his reputation as a water well digger is legendary throughout the Bedouin migration routes and grazing areas of Saudi Arabia. People depended on his wells to survive.
Naushad Shah was just four years old when he left Saudi Arabia with his family in 1978 upon the death of his father, Aramcon Yousaf Shah. However, tales of his dad’s fearsome batting on company cricket fields...
Ferdinand R. Karbowski Jr., known by his friends and colleagues as “JR”, currently works for Saudi Aramco in the Project Management Office Department (PMOD) in Dhahran. On April 29, 2020 he completed his 10-year work anniversary with the company.
Retired employee Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Badge #140948, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services from Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, machine shop unit, has put the well-being of the family and the community at the center of attention.
On January 25th, my father was invited by his friend to attend his niece’s wedding in Lahore, Pakistan. There was no plan of visiting Lahore as our school was open but our father got a call again from his friend and he insisted he attend the wedding, so we planned to go there by road.
From Tanajib to Jazan and all points in between and elsewhere, Ramadan is a time each year like no other, and this year even more than usual.