The Intricacies of Henna's History and Cultural Significance

The Intricacies of Henna's History and Cultural Significance

BY Zoya Imran / /

Henna, scientifically known as Lawsonia interims, is a flowering plant native to regions spanning from North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The leaves of the henna plant have been used for centuries to create a natural dye with various cultural, religious, and aesthetic applications.

Jimmy Abdul McGregor and Other Stories: Tales From the Yemen

Jimmy Abdul McGregor and Other Stories: Tales From the Yemen

BY Richard Thom / /

September 1978, 45 years ago. Six of us were working for Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and had a five-day Eid holiday ahead of us. We were at a loss as to where to go - then someone had the idea of visiting the Yemen!

Aramco’s Energy Exhibit Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Aramco’s Energy Exhibit Celebrates 60th Anniversary

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco’s Energy Exhibit celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, providing engaging and high-quality learning experiences for visitors of all ages focusing on energy and Aramco’s role in supporting development for the Kingdom.

Super Tanker Takes on Record Load of Crude - 1962

Super Tanker Takes on Record Load of Crude - 1962

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Aug. 29, 1962 edition of the Sun and Flare. Loading 718,597 barrels of crude oil and 68,018 barrels of bunker fuel oil, the Manhattan Tanker company's "Manhattan" established a record for single ship offtakings last weekend at the Ras Tanura Terminal.

Student Benefit Proceeds Given to Private Dammam Girls School - 1972

Student Benefit Proceeds Given to Private Dammam Girls School - 1972

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Aug. 30, 1972 edition of The Arabian Sun. The representative group of Aramco returning students last week presented to the National Secondary School for Girls in Dammam the proceeds from the 1972 Student Benefit Show. The show was sponsored by the Dhahran Women's Group and held at the Dhahran School Gymnasium in late July.

New Sound Power Level Technology Predicts Possibility of Pipe Fatigue - 1986

New Sound Power Level Technology Predicts Possibility of Pipe Fatigue - 1986

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Aug. 27, 1986 edition of The Arabian Sun. Very few gas plants in the world have the high volume and pressure that are intrinsic to Aramco gas facilities, as well as the large relief valve systems that protect against potential ruptures during upset plant conditions.

International Students Complete Aramco-KFUPM Exchange and Internship Program

International Students Complete Aramco-KFUPM Exchange and Internship Program

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Six international college students recently completed a six-month exchange and internship program with Aramco and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). The program involved the students looking into core analysis for oil recovery enhancement...

Oil Exhibit Center Opens - 1963

Oil Exhibit Center Opens - 1963

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Aug. 28, 1963 edition of the Sun and Flare. At a formal opening on Sunday, Aug. 25, His Highness Amir 'Abd al-Mushin ibn Jiluwi, acting Governor of the Eastern Province, cuts the ribbon across the entrance of the Oil Exhibit Center in Dhahran.

Former Aramco Board Member, KFUPM Rector H.E. Abdulaziz Al-Dukhayyil Passes Away

Former Aramco Board Member, KFUPM Rector H.E. Abdulaziz Al-Dukhayyil Passes Away

BY The Arabian Sun / /

His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Al-Dukhayyil passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at the age of 83. Al-Dukhayyil served on Aramco’s Board of Directors for six years beginning in 1996 and contributed to the growth and development of the company, particularly through strengthening cooperation and partnership between Aramco and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).

Desert Designs Co-Founder ‘Happy and Sad' as Iconic Store Closes

Desert Designs Co-Founder ‘Happy and Sad' as Iconic Store Closes

BY Art Clark / /

Qamar (“Kim”) Ahmed is a lucky lady, even though she recently lost one of the loves of her life. Desert Designs, which she founded in al-Khobar with her husband, Farid Bukhari, in 1990 to preserve, “recycle and cycle” Saudi Arabia’s unique heritage crafts, closed July 31...

Asheville Habitat Volunteers Win Statewide Award

Asheville Habitat Volunteers Win Statewide Award

BY Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity / /

Volunteer duo Tricia and Charlie Franck of Weaverville, NC were recently recognized for their extensive commitment to volunteer service with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. At the August 15th Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Francks received the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service.

SAEEA Progress Meeting Minutes - August 5, 2023

SAEEA Progress Meeting Minutes - August 5, 2023

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on August 05, 2023 at Chaupal Restaurant, Sea view, Karachi. This was the 5th meeting of current year 2023. At the request of most of SAEEA members, SAEEA decided to opt for a better place for the forthcoming 26th.

New Purchasing Department Established by Aramco - 1960

New Purchasing Department Established by Aramco - 1960

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Aug. 17, 1960 edition of the Sun and Flare. A new department, Dhahran Purchasing, will be established Oct. 1 to handle the steadily increasing volume of local buying of materials and supplies, Aramco President Thomas C. Barger announced.

Katie Jo Dahlseide and Lucas James Jensen Wed

Katie Jo Dahlseide and Lucas James Jensen Wed

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Blaine and Carol Dahlseide (Dhahran 1998-2016, Finance Department) would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Katie Jo Dahlseide, to Lucas James Jensen, on June 2, 2023 in Bozeman, Montana. Katie is an oncology nurse and Lucas works in international relations. The couple will reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  August 16, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 16, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

Visits to Spain in 1922 and 1936 led Dutch artist M.C. Escher to discover the world of designs in Granada’s 13th-century Alhambra palace, where interlocking patterns in tiles and stucco on its walls and ceilings became springboards to ideas that shaped his art for the rest of his life.

The Arabian Art of Henna

The Arabian Art of Henna

BY Brid Beeler / /

When I was a child, it seemed nobody had a tattoo except Popeye the sailor, and possibly real sailors too. Strange as it would have seemed to my younger self, tattoos and body art have been part of society since Neolithic times. Today, approximately 40% of the world’s population have tattoos or some other form of body art.

Aramco Retiree Golf Trip to Horseshoe Bay

Aramco Retiree Golf Trip to Horseshoe Bay

BY Mike Haas / /

Aramco Retiree Golf Trip to Horseshoe Bay outside Austin, Texas on Lake LBJ and in the Texas Hill Country is planned for October 16-20, 2023. There are a few openings to fill out the tee times for Ram Rock, Slick Rock and Apple Rock golf courses...

Aramcon Travel: Discovering the Enchanting Beauty of Sri Lanka

Aramcon Travel: Discovering the Enchanting Beauty of Sri Lanka

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Nestled in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a jewel of an island featuring diverse landscapes, a rich heritage and warm hospitality. From ancient ruins to pristine beaches and lush forests, Sri Lanka offers an unforgettable experience that promises to leave travelers in awe.