The summer of 2018 was an incredibly joyous few months with my parents in Dhahran. One of the highlights of that summer was our trip to Dubai in the UAE. Although we had been there before, this trip was signified by our stay at the Atlantis Hotel...
Do you recall DOG TRACKS, the magazine published by the Dhahran Outing Group with editor Larry Gomoll at the helm? We've unearthed the November 1988 edition, a whopping 58 pages of travel-related content selected exclusively for the reading pleasure of DOGS members.
A team of six Dhahran high school students took the checkered flag to win the first Saudi Arabian F1® in Schools National Finals at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), winning one of three places to represent their nation at the Aramco-sponsored F1® in Schools World Finals in Singapore in September.
From the July 4, 1962 edition of the Sun and Flare. A new passport procedure for Aramco foreign employees and visitors of Aramco became effective with the opening July 1 of the new terminal building at Dhahran International Airport.
My son Zubair invited us, his parents, for dinner along with his wife and two kids, Hamza and Huzaifa, to a newly opened restaurant located near Gachibowli in Hyderabad. The Ancient Stone Flames (ASF) Barbecue & Grill is India’s first Lava Stone Restaurant and is attracting a lot of visitors to dine in. It caters to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
Myanmar, previously known as Burma, is a country located in Southeast Asia. It is a diverse nation with over 100 ethnic groups and shares borders with India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand. The largest city in Myanmar is Yangon, formerly called Rangoon, which features vibrant markets, a variety of parks and lakes, and the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda.
From the July 3, 1985 edition of The Arabian Sun. As every Aramcon knows, Saudi Arabia's oil flows to the surface under its own subterranean pressure. But this pressure decreases over the years as oil is produced, and for some decades, the company has been using water injection in some field to keep the oil flowing at desired rates.
From the June 26, 1968 edition of the Sun and Flare. Amid the sounds of jackhammers and blasting at Aramco's eastern perimeter in Dhahran, construction of the buildings for the new complex of the College of Petroleum Minerals is well underway.
More than 600 maintenance craftsmen and professionals from across Aramco, joined by representatives from various partners, converged at the al-Hasa National Industrial Training Institute recently for a two-day conference.
In this Memory Lane collection, explore highlights from archived editions of The Arabian Sun and Arabian Sun and Flare, marking the progression of Aramco through the ages. For example, here is an excerpt from 1971... "When your 4-year-old neighbor affects a deep voice and growls, "Cookie,"...
Across its 90-year history, Aramco has been driven by a spirit of excellence. We see that spirit of excellence in the stubborn crews who drilled deeper to discover oil at Dammam Well No. 7; the discovery of the world’s largest onshore oil field at Ghawar; the discovery of the world’s largest offshore field at Safaniyah...
In a corner of Najmah, in Ras Tanura (RT), a quiet transformation is taking place — the green, nurturing, and sustaining kind. At the heart of it all is the RT Community Farm, run by members of a self-directed group called Home & Garden, transforming the way we view gardening, and making a positive impact on the lives of all involved.
Aramco and TotalEnergies on Saturday (June 24) awarded Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts for the $11 billion "Amiral" complex, a future world-scale petrochemicals facility expansion at the SATORP refinery in Saudi Arabia. A signing ceremony took place in Dhahran attended by Amin Nasser, Aramco president and CEO, and Patrick Pouyanné, TotalEnergies chairman and CEO.
Over the past couple of months, have you noticed there are greater numbers of birds around than usual? And not just numbers — an increased variety as well? This is due to the age-old phenomenon of migrating birds. Billions of birds migrate twice per year between their breeding and wintering grounds, creating one of the most astonishing spectacles in nature.
Nearly 2 million pilgrims are participating in Hajj 2023 which takes place between June 26 and July 1, with the celebration of Eid al-Adha taking place on June 28. Arab News is offering special coverage.
From the June 22, 1960 edition of the Sun and Flare. Shaikh 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Turki, Director of Education for the Eastern Province, in a ceremony last Thursday laid the cornerstone of the first intermediate school to be built by Aramco in the province.
Ten employees have been selected for a product development program at Aramco’s Innovation and Product Development Center (LAB7) after successfully completing a rigorous evaluation process. More than 1,000 employees applied for the Professional Innovator (Pi) Fellowship...
For more than 125 years, from show tunes to jazz and avante-grade composition, musicians in the US have used the Nile river as a motif and metaphor. To learn more about its influence, link below and listen to our curated playlist.
A recent inquiry has attracted the interest of many readers and we've received a number of suggestions in response. If you were among those who were transported back to Abqaiq sifting through your memory for the name of a sweet-smelling, night-blooming, white-blossomed flower, we are happy to share our findings with you.
Good morning everyone, and welcome. It is a pleasure to host the President’s Excellence Awards once again, to recognize some of our most remarkable teams and employees in multiple fields of excellence. As you know, this year marks our 90th anniversary.