A Day Out In Dhahran

A Day Out In Dhahran

BY Aramco ExPats / /

This article was originally published in 2003. We're curious to know what has changed over the past 20 years. Please share your insight by leaving a comment in the comments section. Do you spend whole days in the house? Do you feel cabin fever taking hold? Then take a day trip out around Dhahran – you may be surprised at what you find.

Asia and the Energy Future

Asia and the Energy Future

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser delivered a powerful keynote speech about Asia’s Energy Future at a major three-day Energy Asia Conference held recently in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Eid-ul-Adha 2023

Eid-ul-Adha 2023

BY Zoya Imran / /

Eid-ul-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is one of the most important religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to ALLAH’s command. However, at the last moment, ALLAH provided a lamb to be sacrificed instead. This event is mentioned in the Holy Quran, the holy book of Islam.

AramcoWorld - July 2023

AramcoWorld - July 2023

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.

250-ton Stabilizer Installed Safely at Abu Ali Island

250-ton Stabilizer Installed Safely at Abu Ali Island

BY The Arabian Sun / /

A 250-ton crude stabilizer column was safely and successfully installed recently at Aramco’s Abu Ali plant as part of a 500,000 barrel of oil per day (bpd) new Central Processing Facility. The 50-meter high column is designed to process 300,000 (bpd) of Arabian Light Crude oil.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  July 6, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - July 6, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

Since 2012 Hatem Belyamani, Moroccan native and New York resident, has focaused his nonprofit, Remix-Culture, on digital sampling and remixing tools that draw from traditional music around the world.

Reflecting on My 2018 Summer Trip to Dubai

Reflecting on My 2018 Summer Trip to Dubai

BY Anushka Bose / /

The summer of 2018 was an incredibly joyous few months with my parents in Dhahran. One of the highlights of that summer was our trip to Dubai in the UAE. Although we had been there before, this trip was signified by our stay at the Atlantis Hotel...

DOG Tracks: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Travel

DOG Tracks: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Travel

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Do you recall DOG TRACKS, the magazine published by the Dhahran Outing Group with editor Larry Gomoll at the helm? We've unearthed the November 1988 edition, a whopping 58 pages of travel-related content selected exclusively for the reading pleasure of DOGS members. 

Aramco Hosts Future Saudi Talent at The Kingdom’s First F1® in Schools National Finals

Aramco Hosts Future Saudi Talent at The Kingdom’s First F1® in Schools National Finals

BY The Arabian Sun / /

A team of six Dhahran high school students took the checkered flag to win the first Saudi Arabian F1® in Schools National Finals at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), winning one of three places to represent their nation at the Aramco-sponsored F1® in Schools World Finals in Singapore in September.

New Clearance For Passports - 1962

New Clearance For Passports - 1962

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the July 4, 1962 edition of the Sun and Flare. A new passport procedure for Aramco foreign employees and visitors of Aramco became effective with the opening July 1 of the new terminal building at Dhahran International Airport.

My Visit to Ancient Stone Flames Barbeque and Grill, Hyderabad, India

My Visit to Ancient Stone Flames Barbeque and Grill, Hyderabad, India

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

My son Zubair invited us, his parents, for dinner along with his wife and two kids, Hamza and Huzaifa, to a newly opened restaurant located near Gachibowli in Hyderabad. The Ancient Stone Flames (ASF) Barbecue & Grill is India’s first Lava Stone Restaurant and is attracting a lot of visitors to dine in. It caters to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Visit to Myanmar and Shwedagon Pagoda

Visit to Myanmar and Shwedagon Pagoda

BY Zoya Imran / /

Myanmar, previously known as Burma, is a country located in Southeast Asia. It is a diverse nation with over 100 ethnic groups and shares borders with India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand. The largest city in Myanmar is Yangon, formerly called Rangoon, which features vibrant markets, a variety of parks and lakes, and the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda.

Scientists, Engineers Are Allies In Aramco's 'Battle of the Bugs' - 1985

Scientists, Engineers Are Allies In Aramco's 'Battle of the Bugs' - 1985

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the July 3, 1985 edition of The Arabian Sun. As every Aramcon knows, Saudi Arabia's oil flows to the surface under its own subterranean pressure. But this pressure decreases over the years as oil is produced, and for some decades, the company has been using water injection in some field to keep the oil flowing at desired rates.

Foundations in for Technical Institute - 1968

Foundations in for Technical Institute - 1968

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the June 26, 1968 edition of the Sun and Flare. Amid the sounds of jackhammers and blasting at Aramco's eastern perimeter in Dhahran, construction of the buildings for the new complex of the College of Petroleum Minerals is well underway.

Showcasing the ‘Backbone of Our Operations’

Showcasing the ‘Backbone of Our Operations’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

More than 600 maintenance craftsmen and professionals from across Aramco, joined by representatives from various partners, converged at the al-Hasa National Industrial Training Institute recently for a two-day conference.

A Look Back at the Memory Lane Collection

A Look Back at the Memory Lane Collection

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In this Memory Lane collection, explore highlights from archived editions of The Arabian Sun and Arabian Sun and Flare, marking the progression of Aramco through the ages. For example, here is an excerpt from 1971... "When your 4-year-old neighbor affects a deep voice and growls, "Cookie,"...

Celebrating 90 Years of Excellence and The 2023 President's Excellence Award Winners

Celebrating 90 Years of Excellence and The 2023 President's Excellence Award Winners

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Across its 90-year history, Aramco has been driven by a spirit of excellence. We see that spirit of excellence in the stubborn crews who drilled deeper to discover oil at Dammam Well No. 7; the discovery of the world’s largest onshore oil field at Ghawar; the discovery of the world’s largest offshore field at Safaniyah...

A Flourishing Community Farm in Ras Tanura

A Flourishing Community Farm in Ras Tanura

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In a corner of Najmah, in Ras Tanura (RT), a quiet transformation is taking place — the green, nurturing, and sustaining kind. At the heart of it all is the RT Community Farm, run by members of a self-directed group called Home & Garden, transforming the way we view gardening, and making a positive impact on the lives of all involved.