Saudi Aramco Expands Downstream Investment in China Zhejiang Free Trade Zone

Saudi Aramco Expands Downstream Investment in China Zhejiang Free Trade Zone

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with China’s Zhejiang Free Trade Zone, in which the Zhoushan Government emphasized its support for incentivizing Saudi Aramco’s greater investment in Zhejiang’s future downstream growth.

The Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The next bi-annual Hafla Annuitants Reunion has been slated for September 2020 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Among the many exciting nearby attractions is the magical Garden of the Gods...

Desert Life Thrives at Khurais

Desert Life Thrives at Khurais

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Nature being Nurtured in Vast Biodiversity Preserve - A small white shape skillfully descends from the flame-washed summer sky of the Arabian Peninsula’s mighty ad-Dahna desert to elegantly land beside a shimmering pond in the Kingdom’s arid center.

Welcome to Riyadh

Welcome to Riyadh

BY Tim Barger / /

In the 1970s the airports in Saudi Arabia were actually near their cities. Dhahran International was at the airbase a few miles from camp. The Riyadh and Jeddah airports were right in town with their entrances just off the street. After the price of oil quadrupled in 1973 Riyadh was awash in Petrodollars and deluged with thousands of businessmen, contractors, experts, carpet baggers and schemers from all over the world...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 04, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - September 04, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

"No matter what my assignment is, as a photojournalist, I usually keep a camera ready all day. You never know when there will be a chance to make an interesting image that can tell a different story," photojournalist Paula Bronstein​ said. Personal to the spontaneous, artful to historical, from Cairo to Baltimore, our FirstLook section highlights the photographs and photographers who bring us unique and inspiring views of the world.

The 3rd Annual Razorfish Swim Meet

The 3rd Annual Razorfish Swim Meet

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

Saudi Aramco retiree Mohammed Ifteqaruddin's (Badge number 140948) son Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar recently organized the third edition of Razorfish Swim Meet which is an annual affair. This event was organized under the banner of his aquatic company Razorfish Swim University...

The Art of Islamic Calligraphy

The Art of Islamic Calligraphy

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Islamic calligraphy in general and Arabic calligraphy in particular are expressions of an exquisite art form comparable in its genius to those of China and Japan. Examples dating from the rise of Islam are highly prized by museums and collectors the world over as timeless manifestations of the moral character of the individuals who crafted them.

Sweet Success - al-Baha Beekeepers Giving Both Economy and Ecology a Boost

Sweet Success - al-Baha Beekeepers Giving Both Economy and Ecology a Boost

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Man’s relationship with bees and collecting their honey goes back thousands of years, with drawings of such activity seen in cave drawings. During the long journey from primitive life to civilization, man has learned how to raise bees to increase the production of honey...

BOAC - First Steps

BOAC - First Steps

BY Tim Barger / /

It’s amazing how far the attitude towards smoking has changed in 50 years. In the 1950s I remember going with my mother to the doctor and after my exam, the two of them would be smoking like fiends as they discussed my current affliction awhile.

Increasing Efforts to Protect and Enhance Coral Reefs

Increasing Efforts to Protect and Enhance Coral Reefs

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco has deployed roughly 1,000 tons of artificial reefs throughout the Arabian Gulf to help rebuild marine ecosystems as well as support the local fisheries industry. Last year, artificial reefs were deployed at both Safaniyah and Al Khafji — 1,220 artificial reef units at Safaniyah and 459 units at Al Khafji.

Announcing the 2020 Colorado Springs Hafla

Announcing the 2020 Colorado Springs Hafla

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Annuitant AXP readers will be delighted to learn that dates have been set for the 32nd Biannual Aramco Hafla Annuitants Reunion. Mark it on your calendars: the 26th through the 30th of September 2020. The place? Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Tri-D Swim Meet

The Tri-D Swim Meet

BY Tim Barger / /

As a child growing up in Dhahran in the early 1950s, I had an unrequited obsession with sugar – the more the better. At the time, the Dhahran commissary didn’t have much beyond Droste chocolate and O’Henry bars, Khobar had even less to offer. Hard candies and hopelessly expired candies from England such as Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles...

Making History with Our First Earnings Call

Making History with Our First Earnings Call

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Earlier this month, Saudi Aramco announced for the first time its half-year financial results. The company’s net income was $46.9 billion for the first half of 2019, compared to $53 billion for the same period last year.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 21, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - August 21, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

Krym Altynbekov points to what is left of an ancient saddle in his lab, the Scientific-Restoration Laboratory of the Island of Krym, which he founded on the outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. The saddle is among thousands of fragile artifacts for which he and his team have developed relatively inexpensive techniques to preserve and reproduce.

Unconventionals Success Driven by Broader Innovation Strategy

Unconventionals Success Driven by Broader Innovation Strategy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The next chapter in unconventionals will be written by companies who compress innovation cycle time, remain laser focused on financial metrics, and adopt a broader innovation mindset to gain a competitive edge.

Ageless: Arabian Art Through the Ages

Ageless: Arabian Art Through the Ages

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For some 5,000 years, civilizations as we commonly understand them have come and gone, waxed and waned. An enduring measure of their character and legacies is the genius expressed in their art.