My Exciting Trip to TEDx Talks

My Exciting Trip to TEDx Talks

BY Sarah Shafiq / /

One day, my dad surprised us by suggesting a family outing to a TEDx event at Osmania University, where my mom had studied. I was overjoyed because I had always found TEDx talks on YouTube fascinating. Unlike boring speeches, these talks were engaging, peppered with jokes, and aimed to keep the audience entertained.

Abqaiq Squad Sets Records With Swim Meet Triumph - 1958

Abqaiq Squad Sets Records With Swim Meet Triumph - 1958

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the June 5, 1968 edition of the Sun and Flare. The Dhahran Pool was where the action was last Wednesday as a revitalized Abqaiq swim team swamped their Najmah rivals, 59-41, and at the same time broke three Dhahran Pool junior high records.

Our 2023 Celebrations of Eid Ul Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha

Our 2023 Celebrations of Eid Ul Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha

BY Zara Imran / /

There are two main festivals in Islam: Eid-ul-Fitr, which signifies the completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha, the greater Eid, which follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, at the time of Qurbani (sacrifice).

Up To Speed: Monaco Madness; Even The Weather Can't Stop Verstappen

Up To Speed: Monaco Madness; Even The Weather Can't Stop Verstappen

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Max Verstappen extended his Formula 1 championship lead by keeping his cool in a rain-affected Monaco Grand Prix. Verstappen earned a last-gasp pole position for F1’s most prestigious race ahead of Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 Team’s Fernando Alonso and Alpine’s Esteban Ocon.

Volunteers Show Commitment to Clean Up Dhahran-Abqaiq Highway

Volunteers Show Commitment to Clean Up Dhahran-Abqaiq Highway

BY The Arabian Sun / /

On May 2, more than 800 volunteers from Aramco’s Drilling and Workover (D&WO), in collaboration with the Eastern Province Amana, the Ematah cleaning awareness program, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Saudi Special Forces for Roads Security, and other corporate stakeholders and contractors, joined forces to pick up trash and construction debris at two locations on the Dhahran-Abqaiq Highway 30 kilometers from Dhahran.

Classes, Castles, Camels, and Dhows

Classes, Castles, Camels, and Dhows

BY Brid Beeler / /

When I first went to live in Riyadh in 1989, I learned only a few basic Arabic words and phrases. But on returning to California in the early 2000’s, I immersed myself in a two-month intensive summer program learning Modern Standard Arabic, known as Al Fusha, at University of California Berkeley.

Aramcon Reunion in the Hill Country

Aramcon Reunion in the Hill Country

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On 23 May 2023, several Aramcon’s travelled to Johnson City and Fredericksburg, TX to chew the fat and have some wine that was not homemade. The weather was perfect and everyone was reminiscing about the good ole days in Saudi.

90 Years Forged in Resilience and Success

90 Years Forged in Resilience and Success

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From its early days of exploration in the 1930s, Aramco has forged a reputation for resilience and strength over the past nine decades. In many ways, Aramco’s story is just beginning, powered by innovation, determination, and dedication to a common goal.

Dhahran Hosts Fastest Swimmers in the Eastern Province

Dhahran Hosts Fastest Swimmers in the Eastern Province

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The best swimmers from nine squads competed last weekend in the 2023 Eastern Province Swimming Association (EPSA) Championships, which was hosted by the Dhahran Youth Swim League (DYSL) swim team. DYSL won top team honors, with the Khobar Lasers earning second and the Blue Marlins coming in third.

Announcing Excursions for the 8th UK Aramcons Reunion

Announcing Excursions for the 8th UK Aramcons Reunion

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you have registered to attend the upcoming 8th UK Aramcons Reunion, we are looking forward to your arrival. For those who are pondering whether to join us, we would love to welcome you if even for one day!

First 20-Year Woman to Retire - 1962

First 20-Year Woman to Retire - 1962

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 30, 1962 edition of The Sun and Flare. Barbara St. John, the first woman to be hired for Aramco's foreign service, received her 20-year pin from retiring vice president W.R. Cooper in a special ceremony held May 27. Also the first woman to have completed two decades of service with Aramco and affiliated companies...

'Water Is Life. Save It.' A Slogan to Remember - 1985

'Water Is Life. Save It.' A Slogan to Remember - 1985

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 29, 1985 edition of The Arabian Sun. From 'Udhailiyah to Ras Tanura, Aramcons of all ages turned out May 11-17 for the company's first quad-area Water Conservation Week. Many watched or participated in specifically organized soccer, racquetball, softball, or golf tournaments.

Talal H. Al Marri Appointed as Senior Vice President of Community Services

Talal H. Al Marri Appointed as Senior Vice President of Community Services

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Talal H. Al Marri has been appointed as senior vice president of Saudi Aramco Community Services, effective June 1, 2023. Previous to this, Al Marri served as vice president of Public Affairs since September 2021. As Public Affairs vice president, Al Marri oversaw a diverse portfolio...

Young Employees Dig into Aramco’s History

Young Employees Dig into Aramco’s History

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Key milestones in Aramco’s 90-year history — from the signing of the oil concession agreement in 1933 to the IPO in 2019 — were discussed by a group of young employees at Ithra. The event was the latest from the Young Leaders Advisory Board (YLAB)...

Saudi Aramco Schools Intersession Activities - 1990

Saudi Aramco Schools Intersession Activities - 1990

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the May 23, 1990 edition of The Arabian Sun. "School's out! School's out! What will I do, Mom?” Stateside moms despair to hear that question. Not so here. The problem for most Aramco schoolchildren during intersession was not boredom at what to choose from the array of activities offered by the schools in all areas.