Jazan’s Hidden Charm

Jazan’s Hidden Charm

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Jazan could seem lacking in appeal to an indifferent tourist. Its charm is, in fact, linked to its surrounding hinterland, a huge green lung of mountain peaks stretching toward the sky.

Saudi’s Asir Province – A Photo Essay

Saudi’s Asir Province – A Photo Essay

BY Mark Lowey / /

Although retired only three short years, my wife and I jumped at the chance to return to Saudi Arabia to attend the KSA ExPats Reunion in March 2019. Saudi visitor visas were rare and difficult to obtain at that time, but Aramco seamlessly arranged visas for the reunion attendees.

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Bil Jines

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Bil Jines

BY Aramco ExPats / /

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with William (Bil) Jines who arrived in Arabia in October of 1988. Bil was a senior reservoir engineer who was in the PEASD department on loan from Mobil Oil Corp. He and his wife, Glenda, lived in Dhahran. Of particular note, the couple is soon to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on December 23rd.

Razorfish Makes Waves in Shadnagar

Razorfish Makes Waves in Shadnagar

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

My son Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar was born and brought up in Saudi Arabia. At the age of 4, I used to take Zubair to Saudi Aramco’s Najmah swimming pool in Ras Tanura to teach him how to swim.

Amin Nasser Recognized by Peers for Excellence at Industry Awards

Amin Nasser Recognized by Peers for Excellence at Industry Awards

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco president and CEO, Amin Nasser, received The Chemists’ Club Kavaler Award... “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the thousands of men and women of Aramco who are showing great determination and resilience in a year that has been unlike any in our lifetime,” Nasser said. “This is definitely their award too.”

The Gift of Kings

The Gift of Kings

BY Brid Beeler / /

Of all the senses, our sense of smell is one most closely linked with memory. The slightest hint of a familiar smell can trigger powerful memories of treasured moments past. Little wonder that when I cast my mind back to my first visit to an Arabian souq, it is the tantalizing aromas that I remember first and most vividly.

Big Adventure Inside the True Arabia: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

Big Adventure Inside the True Arabia: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

BY Doreen Cumberford / /

Jacque graduated from college in 1985, immediately married her Greek boyfriend and within two weeks was living in the desert town of Hofuf in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Jacque’s husband was hired by a Greek friend, who was the general engineer for a local construction company.

Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Serves the Greater Hyderabad Senior Citizens Association

Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Serves the Greater Hyderabad Senior Citizens Association

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

I, Mohammed Ifteqaruddin, badge number 140948, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services, Rastanura Refinery Maintenance Department, Machine Shop Unit joined The Greater Hyderabad Senior Citizens Association (GHSCA) as Joint Secretary back in the year 2016 post-retirement.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 09, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - December 09, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

My grandmother picking through lentils to remove stones. The tinkling jangle of her bracelets as she stirred the pot. The waft of cumin down the hallway as she opened her door to greet us. These are some of my earliest memories as a child. If you ask almost anyone for their memories of childhood, it won’t be long before they mention food.

Brickwork in the Land of Palms

Brickwork in the Land of Palms

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Sunlight and shadows highlight a brick-patterned facade in the Ouled el-Hadef quarter of Tozeur, a city of about 50,000 in southwest Tunisia. Laid horizontally and vertically, some protruding and some recessed, the handmade, kiln-fired bricks are staggered into shapes that recall textiles and other traditional patterns and scenes.

Saleh A. Al Amer and Aaron K. Adkins Appointed as Associate General Counsel

Saleh A. Al Amer and Aaron K. Adkins Appointed as Associate General Counsel

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Saleh A. Al Amer was appointed as an Associate General Counsel effective December 1, 2020. He had previously been in an acting capacity since November 2019. In this role, he oversees the Intellectual Property (IP) and the Litigation and In-Kingdom Advisory Legal Practice Areas.

Ma’a Salama Saudi Arabia: Making Peace Without Closure

Ma’a Salama Saudi Arabia: Making Peace Without Closure

BY By Anushka Bose / /

I have a feeling that ExPats know a thing or two about closure. Closure is our mind and body’s way to be at peace with something we have lost—a relationship, a job, a move. For Aramcons, we all have to depart from the Kingdom at one point or another...

Arrivals: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

Arrivals: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

BY Doreen Cumberford / /

“WHERE AM I?” This Middle Eastern adventure living and working in KSA was certainly not unique to me. Expatriates since the early 1930s have made thousands of similar trips to this same part of the world. Eight decades of history have happened since the inception of Aramco.

Aramco Announces Expansion of its Flagship Localization Program

Aramco Announces Expansion of its Flagship Localization Program

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco today announced the expansion of its flagship program to increase local content and boost domestic supply chains. It is a significant milestone in the company’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (iktva) program, which marks its fifth anniversary on December 1st.

Have You Retired or Been Laid Off? Here’s How You Can Access Funds

Have You Retired or Been Laid Off? Here’s How You Can Access Funds

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

The novel coronavirus has caused many changes in all our lives, but changes that can be particularly impactful include retiring or being laid off amid this pandemic. Reilly Financial Advisors wants to let you know that, no matter your situation...

Scientist at Aramco Research Center-Houston wins Prestigious Award

Scientist at Aramco Research Center-Houston wins Prestigious Award

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Hasmukh Patel, a senior lab scientist, at the Aramco Americas Houston Research Center has won an award from the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) for mak-ing significant contributions to the field of materials science.

Farasan Island: Like No Other Place in the Kingdom

Farasan Island: Like No Other Place in the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Setting sail from Jazan to the Farasan Islands, the Saudi archipelago made up of 84 islands, the ferry docks on the largest island of about 30,000 residents.