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.
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.
Three members of Aramco’s Abqaiq Toastmasters Club reached the finals of the Saudi Arabian Toastmasters Annual Conference’s (SATAC) annual public speaking contests in al-Khobar in May. SATAC is the biggest and most prestigious Toastmasters event held in Saudi Arabia on an annual basis.
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture Shares its Unique Place in the Middle East's Shifting Landscape
From growing the tourism sector to cultivating the venture capital and private equity scene, the Middle East is undergoing social and infrastructural changes to lay the foundation for a sustainable future. This was the main topic of discussion during the 20th Middle East Annual Conference in London earlier in May...
Top golfers competed for the top spot on the leaderboard at the Aramco Team Series (ATS) held in West Palm Beach, Florida, as part of the Ladies European Tour. The global program strives to support the next generation of players and welcome them to the game.
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).
Saudi Arabia has won the second highest number of awards globally at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) — the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Twenty-three Saudi students claimed a total of 27 awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
A total of 375 volunteers from Aramco and the local community have cleared 1,600 kilograms of plastic and other trash in al-Hasa as part of a Cleanup Day Campaign to mark Saudi Environment Week 2023.
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 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...
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)...
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.