Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: Preparation for the Journey - Part I

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: Preparation for the Journey - Part I

BY Ian Conlin / /

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...

India’s Golden Triangle

India’s Golden Triangle

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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...

Memory Lane: Big Tankers, Big Units, and Big Computers

Memory Lane: Big Tankers, Big Units, and Big Computers

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Look back to the Sun and Flare and The Arabian Sun provides a view of progress made over decades in the Kingdom. Here are some of the BIG headlines over the decades. The world’s largest tanker, the Universe Leader, made her first call to the port of Ras Tanura on Monday, Sept. 2, and started loading during the night.

Formula 2 and Formula 3 Partner with Aramco to Pioneer Low-carbon Fuels from 2023

Formula 2 and Formula 3 Partner with Aramco to Pioneer Low-carbon Fuels from 2023

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Formula Motorsport Limited (FML) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Formula 1 Global Partner, Aramco, to introduce the use of sustainable fuels in both championships from 2023. It demonstrates how the FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 Championships are pioneers in this important area of development, while continuing to bring the FIA Formula One World Champions of the future through the single-seater pyramid.

Engr. Syed Naushad Yousaf Shah Celebrated His Birthday

Engr. Syed Naushad Yousaf Shah Celebrated His Birthday

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Engr. Syed Naushad Yousaf Shah, born September 3rd, celebrated his birthday with his family. He is the son of Syed Yousaf Shah, Badge #71533, who worked for Aramco for more than two decades in the Department of Administration. He died in active employment in 1978.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 31, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 31, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

More than 100 new events sponsored by more than two dozen arts organizations now offer opportunities for Saudi artists and international creatives across a country that has emerged as one of the world's fastest growing centers of contemporary art.

Things Are Rarely the Way They Seem: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

Things Are Rarely the Way They Seem: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

BY Doreen Cumberford / /

In the multicultural soup we swam, situations would frequently come up where we had to fill in the blanks or make up a story to make sense of the circumstances. Often the story did not match reality. Here is an example of an incident that could happen anywhere in the world...

Ad Vita per Aspera

Ad Vita per Aspera

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

In al Hasa, fifty miles inland from the Persian Gulf, a small drilling rig was helping to prove the existence of the great En Nala anticline, still the largest single complex of oil fields in the world. Sandy was "sitting" that well.

Proud Aramcon Father Sees Rapid Rise for Sons in Art of Muay Thai

Proud Aramcon Father Sees Rapid Rise for Sons in Art of Muay Thai

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Growing up in a home full of sporting spirit, Rafat F. Alsharif’s sons — Khalid, 17-years-old and Ibrahim, 16-years-old — always excelled in competitive sports. Rafat, who works in Aramco Project Management, was pleased when the brothers joined a fitness club in early 2019, to spend quality time with their father.

Back in The Game: Bowling Tourney Returns to Abqaiq

Back in The Game: Bowling Tourney Returns to Abqaiq

BY The Arabian Sun / /

As the years of silence and restrictions caused by the pandemic have come to an end, Abqaiq Community’s bowling alley roars again! The Abqaiq City Bowling Association (ACBA) organized the “Southern Area Oil Operations (SAOO) Vice President’s Cup – Team Invitational” event with a theme: “Bowling for Teamwork” on Aug. 12, 2022.

Nelly Korda Wins Individual Title in Aramco Team Series at Sotogrande

Nelly Korda Wins Individual Title in Aramco Team Series at Sotogrande

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Nelly Korda, the world’s third-ranked female golfer, won the individual title at the Aramco Team Series event at Sotogrande in Spain held on Aug. 18-20. She finished at 13 under par and won $73,955. This is Korda’s second victory with the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Exploring Azerbaijan

Exploring Azerbaijan

BY The Arabian Sun / /

After a four-hour flight, we began our descent over the southeastern peaks of the Caucasus mountain range toward the ancient silk road city of Baku. My family and I had taken a direct flight from Dammam to experience the peaceful Azerbaijani capital on the dry and rocky Absheron peninsula...

The Secret Life of Arabian Skullcaps

The Secret Life of Arabian Skullcaps

BY Brid Beeler / /

I have always loved hats. They are the pièce de résistance that puts an elegant finishing touch to an outfit. Let’s face it, certain special occasions, such as a day at the races or a big wedding, just require a good hat if one is to be truly stylish. My interest in all manner of head coverings is such that I even took a two-day class a decade ago with a hat designer!

Spoiled or Disillusioned or Both: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

Spoiled or Disillusioned or Both: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

BY Doreen Cumberford / /

As promised by the Saudi Aramco website, everything in the community was literally two minutes away. Yes, we had a substantial home, access to small parks within walking distance and the Commissary providing food for the average family. Our house even came with a gardener who adopted us on first sight.

Microalgae Converting Solar Energy Into Chemical Energy

Microalgae Converting Solar Energy Into Chemical Energy

BY The Arabian Sun / /

A tiny plant may offer a clue to help solve global challenges. The Green Energy Program (GEP), led by Aramco’s Environmental Protection is a corporate initiative developed to enhance the company’s efforts toward decarbonization, sustainability, and the circular carbon economy.

Ithraeyat: A Closer Look at the Holy Kaaba Kiswah

Ithraeyat: A Closer Look at the Holy Kaaba Kiswah

BY The Arabian Sun / /

All the way from Germany to Makkah, a heavy 120 kg of pure gold-plated silver arrives annually to make the elaborate cloth of the honorable Kaaba. Known in Arabic as “Kiswah,” this sacred cloth is woven with great devotion and mastery. It has a deep-rooted and majestic history in Saudi Arabia, where it stands as a breathtaking masterpiece ornamented with holy Qur’anic verses inscribed with gold threads; each stitch adding a wonder over a wonder.

Aramco Korea and Seoul City Tackle Digital Divide in Education

Aramco Korea and Seoul City Tackle Digital Divide in Education

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco Korea, a fully owned subsidiary of Aramco, last Friday signed an agreement with Seoul Metropolitan Government and the MIDAM Scholarship Foundation (MIDAM) to support the “Seoul Learn X Aramco Coding School,” a computer programming course that teaches coding to underprivileged elementary and middle school students in Seoul.