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.
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.
Here are some of the top headlines in The Arabian Sun and Sun and Flare over the decades. Robert A. Eeds, assistant general manager (Oil Operations) arrived in Saudi Arabia on July 23, 1950. His background covers 23 years in the oil profession, 13 of which were spent in foreign assignments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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, 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, 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.
The journey begins on a bright sunny December morning, but then it is always bright and sunny in Saudi Arabia. Noinin and Ian Conlin are suddenly very nervous, unsure of what they are getting into and how it will all end. Maybe it would have been a lot simpler, easier, cheaper, and much safer...
To experience India in all of its chaotic splendor, it’s hard to beat a trip to an area known as the Golden Triangle. With New Delhi at the top, Agra on the bottom-right, and Jaipur on the bottom-left, this part of the country gives you the chaos of wandering the streets of old downtown cities...