I have twice had the pleasure of visiting Jeddah, on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. The first was a scuba diving trip with two work mates in 2007, and, again nine years later, with my wife, Ann, shortly before retiring from Aramco in 2016.
4491-B. Our house. Ours was one among 12 identical and nondescript single-story dwellings in two linear strings of six duplexes each directly facing each other in our immediate neighborhood, like opposing armies in a battlefield diagram.
Changing school for the Grade 11/Year 12 is a popular choice for teenagers and their families, particularly for expat children when joining a boarding school is a step towards independence, gaining confidence and a stepping-stone to university.
The Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology is published quarterly by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to provide the company’s scientific and engineering communities a forum for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of technical information aimed at advancing knowledge in the hydrocarbon industry.
Aramco Americas’ collaboration with the City of Houston made possible the first new construction of a high-tech library concept, called TECHLink, in the city’s north side neighborhood of Trinity Gardens. Officially named “TECHLink Dixon,” and powered by Aramco...
The remote Aramco community of ‘Udhailiyah is celebrating the expansion of its shopping center. The Hajar Mall was refurbished over three months to make it a hub for shopping, leisure, and socializing, according to Mohammed M. Al Khamsan, administrator for ’Udhailiyah’s Community Services.
Amer A. Amer, chief technologist in the Transport Technologies R&D Division of the Research and Development Center (R&DC), has been recognized as a global leader in engine and fuel research and innovation by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Surgeon Mohammed Yousuf Shaikh is the son of Manzoor Ahmed Shaikh, a former employee of the Saudi Aramco medical organization, and a permanent and active SAEEA member.
As I was going through photos on my phone, I came across pictures I took on January 1st, 2017, at the Ras Tanura Beach. A smile appeared on my face, and my nostalgia took me back to that winter breeze in Ras Tanura. After spending NYE in Bahrain, my family decided to spend a quiet afternoon at the Ras Tanura beach.
We take great pride in our publications. After all, they are the living memory of Saudi Aramco’s achievements and milestones, its community’s thriving culture, and the region’s most historic moments.
The series Spice Migrations opens in Sri Lanka with one of the world’s favorite spices, which once grew exclusively on that island. Traders priced cinnamon like gold, and those who could get it used it for health as much as for flavor. A storm, and a Portuguese fleet, changed everything.
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ~ Franck Smith. During COVID-19 while going through lockdown, I decided to learn the Arabic language. Arabic is one of the official languages of the United Nations along with Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
The wedding of Habib Ahmed to Shazia Altaf took place in Lahore, Pakistan on 23rd January 2021. Shazia Altaf is the daughter of Altaf Hussain Butt, Aramco Badge #72271, who served in the Purchase Department in Ras Tanura.
Two weeks ago my wife and I went into Khobar and stopped by a little coin shop. The owner had two Aramco medallions for sale. One says Safety Award and the date 1959. The other is an Award of Merit without a date.
In the mid-1990s, Cordoba compound was opened in Riyadh. At that time, it was at least a 30-minute drive to get to the city center, with roads devoid of traffic, yet far out from the center of activity. It seemed a world apart from the heart of a bustling Sulamaniya/Olaya district we had come to love...
Through our common bond, Aramco ExPats from around the world persevered in 2020. Meaningful stories, heartwarming photographs, and shared memories helped us stay connected which was needed more than ever. Here at AXP, we draw comfort from this and hope that you do as well. These are some of the highlights...
My memories of Dhahran often resemble wispy snippets of dreams, lacking linear structure or coherent narrative. Just random gauzy images, glimpses of fleeting emotion, stories with half-finished sentences despite having been retold ad infinitum over the dining table throughout my childhood, and unconscious embellishments slapped on as afterthoughts from my id.
This year’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon was held virtually Jan. 8-17, with runners completing 13.1 miles in their neighborhoods as races observe physical distancing during the pandemic to keep people safe.
The Winning Formula: Podium Shared by Trio of Saudis after Nail-biting Finish to Formula 1 Aramco Employee League
The roar of engines, the wiping of brows and twisting chicanes of the 2020 Fomula 1 season had a special significance for Aramcons globally, virtual participants in the F1 Aramco Employee League.
Dakar Rally - Competitive Driver Tariq Al-Rammah: Aramcon Al-Rammah, Dakar Driver, Rallies Around Jiddah
The famous Dakar Rally is racing through the deserts and dunes of Saudi Arabia for a second time. The 43rd off-road race, which started in Jiddah on Jan. 3 and ends in the city on Jan. 15, covers more than 7,000 km in new routes, providing many challenges for the more than 200 participants, 12 of whom are female.