The Aramcons Are Coming

The Aramcons Are Coming

BY Jessica Weirmier / /

Something very special is happening in March 2023. From March 1 – 14 hundreds of retired Aramco expatriate employees, and adults whose childhoods were spent in Aramco communities, will be coming to the 2023 KSA Expat Reunion being held in Dhahran in their honor.

It's Almost Time - Hafla Cruise 2022

It's Almost Time - Hafla Cruise 2022

BY Aramco ExPats / /

It’s almost time for you to set sail on the 2022 Hafla Reunion Cruise. In 33 DAYS, you will come aboard the beautiful Celebrity Summit sailing from Miami on October 31, 2022. If you have not done so already, please set up an account with Celebrity Cruises.

2022 Dhahran Teachers' Reunion

2022 Dhahran Teachers' Reunion

BY Aramco ExPats / /

At the end of August an unlikely bunch of 1980’s Aramco teachers, who taught in Dhahran, descended upon the MGM Park, Las Vegas, for a reunion that resembled old home week. Although some of us had not seen each other for nearly 40 years, we picked up right where we left off. Thank you, Aramco and Facebook.

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: Departure - Part II

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: Departure - Part II

BY Ian Conlin / /

We leave Ras Tanura with our neighbors and friends yelling ‘goodbye and ma’a salama’. We say farewell to great friends of many years and drive out through the gates for the last time. It is very sad departing a place we have come to really like over the years and a place that has been good to us and for us.

Ful Medames – The Saudi Breakfast of Champions

Ful Medames – The Saudi Breakfast of Champions

BY Brid Beeler / /

On tour in the desert, the early morning is one of my favorite times. The sun is slowly rising, the desert air is crisp and morning dew is visible on the desert flowers. Nothing is more welcoming than the aroma of ful medames cooking on the stove, awaiting hungry guests to emerge from their tents after a good night’s sleep.

Amin Nasser Outlines Key Pillars of a More Secure and More Sustainable Energy Future

Amin Nasser Outlines Key Pillars of a More Secure and More Sustainable Energy Future

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser highlighted the need for a much more credible energy transition plan, as he delivered a keynote speech at the Schlumberger Digital Forum today. During the event, he stressed the importance of achieving a new global consensus on the way forward, and outlined three strategic pillars that should be central to the response.

Not the May Ball 3 Continues the Tradition of May Balls for Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club

Not the May Ball 3 Continues the Tradition of May Balls for Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club

BY Richard Thom / /

On Saturday 3rd September, three years in the planning and a year later than intended due to the Covid pandemic, 90 former members, friends and supporters of the then Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC) came from the four countries of the United Kingdom and four continents (Asia, America, Europe and Australia) to wine, dine, reminisce and be entertained at Not the May Ball 3, held at the Novotel London West hotel.

Memory Lane: Electricity Unleashed, Board Meetings, and Improved Cancer Treatment

Memory Lane: Electricity Unleashed, Board Meetings, and Improved Cancer Treatment

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Here’s a look back at some major headlines over the past 70 years. The Dhahran Electric Supply Company was officially opened Saturday evening, Sept. 20, when HH Amir Abudl Mushin Ibn Jiluwi closed the main switch at the power plant, lighting the grounds in front of the plant and the town of Dammam.

Continuing to Lead in Energy and Sustainability

Continuing to Lead in Energy and Sustainability

BY The Arabian Sun / /

This year, the Kingdom celebrates its 92nd National Day, continuing its journey toward the future with more determination to be a leading country within the world at all levels. To achieve this vision, keen efforts have been put toward all entities and sectors, having the annual National Day celebration to be an opportunity to look back at what has been achieved so far and to be a new starting point for new horizons and more successes.

Remarks by CEO Amin H. Nasser at Schlumberger Digital Forum 2022

Remarks by CEO Amin H. Nasser at Schlumberger Digital Forum 2022

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you Olivier for inviting me to join your Forum, here in beautiful Luzern. After two summers lost to Covid, I hope everyone has enjoyed a well-earned break with family and friends. This week, however, autumn begins, and the global energy crisis promises a colder, harder winter, particularly in Europe.

SAEEA 24th Reunion

SAEEA 24th Reunion

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) celebrated its 24th Reunion on September 11, 2022 at Arena Club, Karachi. A total of 91 persons attended the function (48 male, 29 female and 14 children). Four new members; Iqbal Tasneem, Qazi Muhammad Qassim, Dr. Shagufta Naseer and Dr. Qazi Abdul Basit joined SAEEA as new members.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 14, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 14, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

Off Senegal’s 530-kilometer Atlantic coast lie what for years have been some of the world’s richest fishing waters, and essential to the West African nation’s fishing industry are the long, narrow boats known as pirogues. The work of about a half-million boatbuilders, fishermen and fishmongers help nourish the nation’s population of 17 million as well as people east in neighboring West African countries.

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXII: The Remarkable Life of Bdah Al Hajri – Part 2

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXII: The Remarkable Life of Bdah Al Hajri – Part 2

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this series, Mark Lowey, known as “Abu Jack” (Father of Jack) to his Saudi friends, tells the story of Bdah Al Hajri, whom he first encountered in the desert as a baby in 1979. Reunited in 2013, Abu Jack and Bdah have become close friends. Bdah’s mother, Masturah, reflected on her life as a newlywed.

Boarding in Today’s World!

Boarding in Today’s World!

BY Anderson Education / /

Mention boarding to many people and they have visions of the mystical magical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts; boarding today is now a world away from that image. Boarding houses are warm and inviting, a real home away from home, with comfortable bedrooms and well-equipped social areas.

Rediscovering Saudi Arabia

Rediscovering Saudi Arabia

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Kingdom is full of historical sites, rich culture, and natural beauty. Aramco employee, Ibrahim Sarhan of the Jazan Economic City Development Department, has traveled extensively, documenting it all with his camera. For Sarhan, urged on by a desire to document the beauty he sees and to share it with others...

Aramco Launches AI Corridor at Global AI Summit

Aramco Launches AI Corridor at Global AI Summit

BY The Arabian Sun / /

At the recent Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) summit in Riyadh, Aramco unveiled its Global AI Corridor, an ambitious partnership between Aramco and private industry for facilitating and accelerating the update of AI across industries in Saudi Arabia.

Holden Thomas Denyer Graduates

Holden Thomas Denyer Graduates

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Holden Thomas Denyer, son of Steven Denyer who attended Aramco schools at Dhahran, has graduated with honors from high school, and is now enrolled at the University of Maryland. Holden will pursue a career in Bio-Medical Engineering. Holden is the grandson of Al and Pat Denyer who lived in Dhahran and Ras Tanura from 1980 until 1990.

AramcoWorld - September 2022

AramcoWorld - September 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.