Help Hali Conquer Cancer - Organized by Gary Bain

Help Hali Conquer Cancer - Organized by Gary Bain

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Gary Bain, retired manager of Aramco aviation, is managing a GoFundMe page for his granddaughter Hali who is fighting cancer. Hali urgently needs help with medical bills, including treatments, surgeries, and hospital stays as well as living expenses.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 4

"Dear Folks": Chapter 4

BY Ken Slavin / /

Mildred Webster, the official family “correspondent,” starts off the New Year of 1947 with a full report on Christmas activities in the camps, hopes for the family’s first home leave later in the year, and observations about her husband’s “playing” the Roupee market in Bahrain.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 13, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 13, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

This is pepper country, the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta declared of Malabar, India’s southwest coast along the Arabian Sea. Admiring the tropical forests and hills made bountiful by monsoon rains, there was “not a span of ground or more but is cultivated,” he observed.

Happy 10th Birthday Hooriya Naushad Shah

Happy 10th Birthday Hooriya Naushad Shah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Hooriya Naushad Shah, daughter of Engr. Syed Naushad Shah, celebrated her 10th birthday on April 5th. Hooriya is the granddaughter of Syed Yousaf Shah, Aramco Badge ID 71533.

A Trip to the Dhahran Heritage Gallery

A Trip to the Dhahran Heritage Gallery

BY Anushka Bose / /

It was a beautiful, sunny morning, with the winter breeze in the air and a lightness in my heart. My parents and I had just finished breakfast at the Dining Hall, and we were walking back to our 6th street home.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 3

"Dear Folks": Chapter 3

BY Ken Slavin / /

The summer and fall of 1946 turn out to be eventful times for Aramcons. Mildred Webster reports on a polio scare and resulting quarantine in Dhahran; Fourth of July celebrations in the camps; the continued arrival of wives and children from America; Arabia’s first American schoolhouse and the formation of the first Girl Scout troop in the Kingdom...

5th KSA Reunion - Save the Date

5th KSA Reunion - Save the Date

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Mark your calendars! The 5th KSA Reunion will be held March 1-14, 2023. The Office of the KSA Organizing Committee will be launched on March 1, 2022. Registration will commence on October 1, 2022. More information will be forthcoming prior to October 1st, 2022 to enable qualified participants to register...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 31, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - March 31, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

From the shipyards that line Tanah Beru’s beachfront, the masts of great wooden sailboats rise to palm-tree heights. Closer to the sands, shipwrights wield saws and adzes to sculp 40-meter hulls made of massive timbers bent into shape over open fires and assembled with dovetails, pegs and other joinery—no nails.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 2

"Dear Folks": Chapter 2

BY Ken Slavin / /

“It seems like we’ve always been here…” Mildred Webster (known to family and friends as “Mimi”) proves a very thorough, observant and entertaining correspondent. Throwing herself headlong into the new and exciting life of the Aramco camps, she still reports regularly...

New Energy, New Horizon - SAEEA Hyderabad

New Energy, New Horizon - SAEEA Hyderabad

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

The Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association of Hyderabad, India recently called a general meeting for the purpose of electing new office bearers.

A Family Visit to Quetta and Ziarat

A Family Visit to Quetta and Ziarat

BY Zara Imran / /

On the 17th of February 2021, my father got a call from our uncle Adnan Phupa who suggested we join him on his visit to Quetta. My father took a while to answer as he contemplated his busy work schedule and our online school schedule.

A Morning with Magpies in Billahmer

A Morning with Magpies in Billahmer

BY Gregory Askew / /

I arrived an hour before sunup on a January morning at a small village northwest of Billahmer, in the highlands of the Asir region. At about 2,700 meters above sea level, the early hour — coupled with stiff winds up over the edge of the Sarawat escarpment — meant, for the first time, I was properly cold in the Kingdom.

The Challenges and Charms of Traversing the Rub’ al-Khali

The Challenges and Charms of Traversing the Rub’ al-Khali

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Being an explorer, the idea of crossing the Rub’ al-Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter, was a big challenge. We spent three months preparing for the trip, meeting frequently to study any potential risks or challenges that we may face.

Nasir K. Al-Naimi Named Senior Vice President

Nasir K. Al-Naimi Named Senior Vice President

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Nasir K. Al-Naimi has been appointed senior vice president of Upstream, effective April 1, 2021, after previously being appointed acting Business Line Head of Upstream in September 2020.