Authentic Whirling Dervishes: Part 10 of Distant Arabia

Authentic Whirling Dervishes: Part 10 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

Filmed by Aramco Brat and Aramcon Doug Webb at the ancient Sufi school in Aleppo, Syria during a visit in the mid-80s, this video is a crowd-pleaser. The dervishes dance to a drum accompaniment that is centuries old.

NED69ers Mini Reunion – February 14, 2020

NED69ers Mini Reunion – February 14, 2020

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

NED69ers are spread all over the globe with relatives still in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan. Recently, Engr. Khalid Iqbal, mechanical engineer, came from Virginia, United States, to visit his family in Karachi and Islamabad.

Tales of the Bedouin - Part II

Tales of the Bedouin - Part II

BY Mark Lowey / /

For centuries, Saudi Bedouins have passed down their rich oral and poetic storytelling traditions. Their elders have recounted and embellished vivid tales of bravery, skill, and family values, often over a glowing campfire...

Out in the Blue: Part 9 of Distant Arabia

Out in the Blue: Part 9 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

In this clip excerpted with permission from the documentary The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power based on the book of the same name by Daniel Yergin, the story of Tom Barger’s first journey to Saudi Arabia is related through his movies and letters.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 19, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 19, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Members of the Jacir family, friends and local dignitaries posed for this photo in 1911 during a Jacir family wedding at the home of al Mukhtar Yusuf Jacir, built in the late 1880s along the Jerusalem-Hebron road.

Saudi Arabia and US Reenact Roosevelt Meeting with King Abdul Aziz

Saudi Arabia and US Reenact Roosevelt Meeting with King Abdul Aziz

BY Arab News / /

The US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid made an address in Jeddah on Sunday at a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz on board the USS Quincy in 1945.

Saudi Caviar is being Produced in Dammam

Saudi Caviar is being Produced in Dammam

BY Catherine Enfield / /

One does not expect to see a label on their tin of caviar stating, “Product of Saudi Arabia”. After all, the sturgeon that produce caviar are found in countries that have plenty of cool, fresh water - something that is not found in large quantities in Saudi Arabia.

Gymkhana in Saudi Arabia: Part 8 of Distant Arabia

Gymkhana in Saudi Arabia: Part 8 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

Filmed by Aramcon Dean Cantrell in the mid-60s this clip opens with a mare and her filly. At 0:20 riders from the Hobby Farm pass in a 4th of July parade. At 0:26 is Sher Lyn Cruise, followed by Lynn Martin, Patricia Dixon...

Taha Ahmed Khan Weds Samia Siddiqui

Taha Ahmed Khan Weds Samia Siddiqui

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

With the idea of Sharia Wedding, Engr. Taha Ahmed Khan got Nikkahfied with Samia Siddiqui in a simple way on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Al-Moosa Banquet, Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Karachi, Pakistan.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 5, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 5, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

Thomas Edward Lawrence, at left, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, came to London shortly after the film's opening, and he posed with American broadcaster Lowell Thomas, right, as part of a photo session with Thomas’s cameraman Harry Chase.

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part V – The Farasan Islands

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part V – The Farasan Islands

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Farasan Islands, lying 30 miles off the coast of the Red Sea near the city of Jizan, have been called “the Crown Jewels of Saudi Arabia’s travel treasures,” and with good reason. Their unique natural habitat, which includes...

Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities

Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities

BY Aramco ExPats / /

While the Hafla Reunion will have bus tours to three of the top attractions in the Colorado Springs (COS) region, there are over 300 other activities that you may want to consider during your time before, during or after the reunion.

Almost 80 Years of Bringing Golf to the Fore

Almost 80 Years of Bringing Golf to the Fore

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Saudi Aramco plays key role in sponsoring Saudi International tourney. Some of the best golf players in the world descended on King Abdullah Economic City this past weekend to compete in the Saudi International tournament, a part of the European Tour.

Saudi Aramco Calls for Closer Collaboration on Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

Saudi Aramco Calls for Closer Collaboration on Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Amin H. Nasser, participated today in the Global Cybersecurity Forum held under the patronage of The Custodian of the Two Hold Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to highlight the constantly evolving threat of cyber-terrorism to governments, businesses, and individuals.

World Economic Forum: The Global Energy Challenge

World Economic Forum: The Global Energy Challenge

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s greenhouse gas emissions efficiency was described by Christiana Figueres, the former leader of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, as “an exception among the peers” during a live streamed panel debate on the global energy transition with president and CEO Amin Nasser at last week’s World Economic Forum (WEF).

SAEEA Visits Ailing Member Saeed Bin Arif

SAEEA Visits Ailing Member Saeed Bin Arif

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

As a regular practice, Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) visits their ailing members. Yesterday SAEEA Vice President Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan (IAK) learned that Saeed Bin Arif, Badge number #73074, who worked for Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department from 1975 through 2000 is unwell.

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - January 2020

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - January 2020

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on February 01, 2020 at Faran Club, Karachi, Pakistan.