A wonder-filled gathering place on the world-wide-web for bibliophiles interested in the history of the Middle East is the website of Konstantinopel Rare and Fine Books. Readers may recognize the name, as Konstantinopel has been a loyal supporter of this website for some time.
With a brief stopover in Riyadh, the Tabuk region can be reached easily by a domestic flight. The roads that lead to the coast are dotted with variegated mountain ranges, the colors of the desert evolving through myriad hues, from the rocks on the ground to the red toward the more defined mountain peaks — all of this providing a strong contrast to the blue sky.
A couple of weeks ago I first saw this photograph of me standing with my two grandchildren. Bea is six and Theo is three. They are lively, bright, funny and, unlike most of society, actually enjoy my company. They are positive proof of the wise old adage, “If I knew how much fun my grandkids would be, I would have had them first.”
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King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) Signs Agreement to Establish Oilfields Supply Center as Major Investor and Anchor Tenant
King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) and Dubai-based Oilfields Supply Center Ltd. (OSC) today signed an agreement to establish OSC as an anchor tenant at SPARK, an energy city megaproject which will cement Saudi Arabia’s position as a global energy, industrial and technology hub.
The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on July 06, 2019 at Faran Club, Karachi.
At the conclusion of the previous installment in this series, our doughty band of Aramcons had just made camp for the night after completing a spine-tingling run through the most treacherous stretch of the Grand Canyon...
The Shaybah Media Club, within the Shaybah Producing Department (SyPD), recently held an award ceremony for the winners of a photography competition conducted over three weeks earlier this year.
Growing up in Dhahran in the 1950s without television and barely radio the movies were everything, our only link with the outside world. Three movies a week with a rerun on Thursday, as kids we’d go to pretty much anything that was playing. Even if the feature was some unfathomable drama about thwarted love, boundless ambition or existential trauma in 1950s America, we’d go just for the pre-show filler.
Let me start with a confession: I am no engineering whiz, but I like to know how things work. I studied religion, and I often write about art, which is how I became entranced by astrolabes. Their beauty is mesmerizing, but their efficacy as an instrument leaves me perplexed.
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Saudi Aramco Awards Contracts Valued at $18 Billion to Increase Marjan and Berri Oilfields’ Production Capacity
50 percent of contracts are being awarded to Saudi Arabian companies, increasing the share of locally sourced materials.
Bees and the honey they gather are among nature’s greatest wonders. Take away bees and the role they play in pollination and much of agriculture as we know it would be devastated. Take away bees and the honey...
Taif governorate has gained the lion’s share of the Kingdom’s domestic tourism volume, crowning it as the city of roses and the best Saudi summer city, due to its mild climate during summer and natural landscapes especially in the Al-Shifa and Al-Hada areas.
Who can forget those fantastic dhow trips out to the islands? I particularly remember the ones I went on before they turned Jubail into a super-port - when was that? Somewhere before 1980, I would guess. Back then, Jubail was just a little fishing port and the dock for the fishing dhows was quite tiny and set behind a group of old custom buildings.
Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes Sign MOU for Non-metallic Materials Production Facility in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) today signed a memorandum of understanding to create a new joint venture facility in Saudi Arabia to manufacture non-metallic materials which will be used in a variety of areas of the energy industry.
Saudi Aramco signaled its commitment to cutting edge technology and developing global partnerships with the opening yesterday of a “game-changing” Baker Hughes GE (BHGE) research facility at Dhahran Techno Valley.
While conducting research into the history of sites for possible inclusion in our recently-concluded Seven Wonders of Arabia series...
Nonmetallic products are shaping the future of oil production pipelines in the industry that typically relies on steel. In oil and gas production, water is typically used as an injection fluid.
Saudi Aramco is advancing its global chemicals growth strategy with today‘s inauguration of S-Oil’s new Residue Upgrading Complex and Olefin Downstream Complex.