Al-Balad – the Jewel of Jeddah

Al-Balad – the Jewel of Jeddah

BY Mark Lowey / /

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: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

4491-B: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

BY Rick Snedeker / /

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.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Winter 2020

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Winter 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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 Brings Game Changing High-tech Library to Houston

Aramco Americas Brings Game Changing High-tech Library to Houston

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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...

New ‘Udhailiyah Mall a Shopper’s Delight

New ‘Udhailiyah Mall a Shopper’s Delight

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

World-class Aramco Researcher Wins Top International Engineering Award

World-class Aramco Researcher Wins Top International Engineering Award

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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).

Congratulations to Surgeon Mohammed Yousuf Shaikh

Congratulations to Surgeon Mohammed Yousuf Shaikh

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

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.

Remembering the New Year at the Ras Tanura Beach

Remembering the New Year at the Ras Tanura Beach

BY Anushka Bose / /

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.

Aramco LIFE: A New Way To Connect

Aramco LIFE: A New Way To Connect

BY Rawan Nasser / /

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.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 03, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 03, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

My Path to Learn the Arabic Language

My Path to Learn the Arabic Language

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

“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.

Habib Ahmed Weds Shazia Altaf

Habib Ahmed Weds Shazia Altaf

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Help Solve an Aramco Mystery

Help Solve an Aramco Mystery

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

A Party Like No Other

A Party Like No Other

BY Brid Beeler / /

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...

2020 Year in Review: Highlights from the Past Year

2020 Year in Review: Highlights from the Past Year

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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...

Local Color: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

Local Color: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

BY Rick Snedeker / /

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.

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Goes Virtual for First Time

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Goes Virtual for First Time

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.