Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXIII: The Remarkable Life of Bdah Al Hajri – Part 3

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXIII: The Remarkable Life of Bdah Al Hajri – Part 3

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this series, Mark Lowey, known as “Abu Jack” (Father of Jack) to his Saudi friends, tells the story of Bdah Al Hajri, whom he first encountered in the desert as a baby in 1979. Reunited in 2013, Abu Jack and Bdah have become close friends. In 1986, Bdah was seven years old, and his two older sisters were already attending elementary school at Salasil. It was time for Bdah to begin his formal education.

I’m So Excited!

I’m So Excited!

BY Judy Walker / /

‘I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it!’ – I hope most of you were in Saudi when we were amazed by the ‘5- 6-7-8’ performances to this song. Ah, those amazing, talented performers!! Well, that’s just the way I feel about this Hafla cruise on the Celebrity Summit that we’ll soon experience. I’ve been asked to write about packing/preparing for this adventure.

Aramcon Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri Recognized by SPE

Aramcon Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri Recognized by SPE

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, chief technologist, EXPEC ARC, was recognized with an SPE Distinguished Service Award for his devotion and contributions to the organization. His service to SPE includes chairman of SPE’s Saudi Arabia Section as well as chairman for its Annual Technical Symposium.

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: Enter Jordan - Part III

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: Enter Jordan - Part III

BY Ian Conlin / /

Arriving at the Al Haditha border crossing at 07.15, we find few houses but lots of trucks and confusion. There is even greater confusion at the customs post, as no one can find the fax that was supposed to have been sent by the police in Dammam to allow us to export the Discovery Land Rover.

Chairman Meets with Aramco Researchers From Detroit and Houston

Chairman Meets with Aramco Researchers From Detroit and Houston

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco researchers in the U.S. shared their work in innovation with HE Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Aramco’s Chairman of the Board, when he visited the Detroit Research Center recently. Globally, and in the U.S., the company’s research network is making significant contributions to the company’s value creation and sustainability initiatives.

Aramco Team Wins First Place in Google Cloud Emissions Hackathon

Aramco Team Wins First Place in Google Cloud Emissions Hackathon

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Researchers from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Team based at the Aramco Research Center-Houston won first place at the recent Google Cloud Emissions Hackathon held in Houston. This industry first award illustrates the company’s strength in developing and commercializing AI technology solutions for energy industry challenges. The Hackathon win complements Aramco’s recently announced Global AI Corridor project.

"The Transition"

"The Transition"

BY Anushka Bose / /

My feet and my heart, Scattered across airplanes and airports, Across mountains and oceans that feed the distance between where I come from, And where I go. My heart longing for the goodbyes said, Through warm hugs and teary eyes, Goodbyes to the homes that built me, The walls that hold the memories that changed me.

How We Can Help You During Your Time at Aramco: Part 1

How We Can Help You During Your Time at Aramco: Part 1

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Reilly Financial Advisors has partnered with employees of Saudi Aramco for almost five decades, bringing comprehensive wealth management and financial planning strategies customized to your unique situation as an employee of Aramco right to your door. We’re thrilled to continue this legacy as a part of Creative Planning.

Aramcon Travel: Architecture Brings Jiddah to Life

Aramcon Travel: Architecture Brings Jiddah to Life

BY The Arabian Sun / /

It is no surprise that UNESCO added historical Jiddah to its World Heritage Sites in 2014. According to UNESCO, the area was cited as “an outstanding reflection of the Red Sea architectural tradition.” Founded in the 7th century on a beautiful costal land...

Celebrity Cruises App: Luxury at Your Fingertips

Celebrity Cruises App: Luxury at Your Fingertips

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Attention all Hafla cruisers: the Celebrity Summit has a wonderful app you won’t want to miss. You will be able to check in much faster when you board the ship after entering your personal information and photo, see the deck plans and map of the ship, manage your reservations, see dining and entertainment opportunities, and communicate with each other from mobile devices even when you’re not on your own stateroom WIFI.

Aramco Wins Middle East Region Innovative Energy Project of the Year Award

Aramco Wins Middle East Region Innovative Energy Project of the Year Award

BY The Arabian Sun / /

At an award ceremony held in Atlanta, Georgia, Aramco’s Engineering Services team received the Innovative Energy Project of the Year Award for the Middle East Region. The award was given by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), U.S. as part of the events leading to the 2022 AEE Energy Conference and Exposition.

Tuwaiq Drone Challenge Tests UAV Capabilities

Tuwaiq Drone Challenge Tests UAV Capabilities

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Tuwaiq Drones Challenge 2022, which began on Sept. 27, with Aramco as its strategic sponsor, will highlight how drone technology can transform a range of businesses, creating efficiencies and improving safety in the process.

Aramco Sponsors Two-day Saudi Maritime Congress

Aramco Sponsors Two-day Saudi Maritime Congress

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco recently participated in the third edition of the Saudi Maritime Congress as a Strategic Sponsor, one of the largest global shipping and logistics events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The two-day exhibition and conference, held on Sept. 28 and 29 at the Dhahran Expo...

Ithra Attracts More Than 90,000 for Saudi National Day Celebrations

Ithra Attracts More Than 90,000 for Saudi National Day Celebrations

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) welcomed more than 90,000 visitors to celebrate the 92nd Saudi National Day. Visitors were charmed by the National Day Moment on Friday and Saturday, with artists Muath Bugnah and Joury Kattan embracing the sky on the elevated stage which was suspended as high as the Ithra building to perform a collection of national songs for the enthusiastic audience.

Aramco Energizes IMAGE 2022 Geosciences Event in Houston

Aramco Energizes IMAGE 2022 Geosciences Event in Houston

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco geoscientists turned out in large numbers at the 2022 International Meeting for Applied Geosciences and Energy (IMAGE) event in Houston put on by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

Advanced Analytics, AI Drive Environmental Efforts in ‘Uthmaniyah

Advanced Analytics, AI Drive Environmental Efforts in ‘Uthmaniyah

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The ‘Uthmaniyah Gas Plant, one of the world’s largest gas processing plants, was recognized by the GPA Midstream Association with its prestigious Environmental Excellence Award during its annual convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Aramco Supports Saudi Farmers in the ‘Year of Saudi Coffee’

Aramco Supports Saudi Farmers in the ‘Year of Saudi Coffee’

BY The Arabian Sun / /

With their mild year-round climate, Saudi Arabia’s Jazan and Asir regions are ideal environments for growing coffee beans in the Kingdom. Southern farmers, with their strength and determination, have a long history of nurturing what they call “the pampered plant.”