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.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Rolling Hills Golf Club (RHGC) and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 1 hosted a joint fundraiser golfing event. The event was planned to be held in March, but it was delayed until November due to COVID-19.
The Saudi Aramco Retiree Golf Group held its first event this year at The Woodlands Resort in The Woodlands, Texas October 19-23, 2020. The event was originally scheduled for April 19-23, 2020 but the virus squashed those plans...
Jay and Karen Holland announce the marriage of their daughter Heather to Christopher Armstrong on November 22, 2020, in Wimberley, Texas. The couple will be residing in Austin Texas.
Somewhere north of Riyadh along less-traveled roads, time has stopped. Here, in the traditional villages that have existed for generations, time has not erased traces of the past, but instead restored it through their architecture and ways of life.
My friend Sharon, who was involved with helping to establish the first Women’s Cancer Support Network in Riyadh (and editor of the network’s Cultural Cuisines Cookbook), was invited to the wedding of one of King Fahd’s daughters. She was told to bring a female friend and I was the lucky one.
On Nov. 15, Danish golfer Emily Kristine Pedersen was crowned as the winner of the first Aramco Ladies International Golf Tournament. The tournament, held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jiddah, was the first ladies’ golf tournament held within the borders of Saudi Arabia.
While the Republic of Yemen, which includes the island archipelago of Socotra, dubbed the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”, boasts the highest number of endemic bird species of any country on the Arabian peninsula, Saudi Arabia now stands as the easiest and safest country in which to see many of these singular gems.
Aramco has today announced a new contracting strategy for the Company’s oil and gas brownfield and plant upgrade projects. The strategy focuses on establishing new businesses and developing partnerships based on sustainability and new technologies via Aramco's giant projects...
Saudi Arabia and Libya share a lot in common: camels, heat, a conservative Islamic culture and most of all--a lot of sand. They are also two Arabian countries where former Peace Corps volunteer Randolph Hobler lived and worked.
“How was your leave?” “Where are you planning to go on holiday?” While the day-to-day workplace can be similar anywhere in the world, one of the favorite pastimes for ExPats living abroad is to discuss, seek advice, reminisce, and plan for their holidays.
Hello Brats and Aramco Tribe, HPA ohana, and friends of Melinda Hagen! My beloved chosen sister and best buddy for over 30 years needs our help. Melinda recently received a life-changing diagnosis.
As he stepped up to the plate and turned to face the pitcher, everything else—the noise of the crowd, his work back at the newspaper, the parents and sisters he was supporting—dropped away that July day in 1931.
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.
AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.
On a clear day, you can climb to the top of Shada Al-Asfal and see the deep blue waters of the Red Sea on the horizon 60 kilometers away. But even on a hazy summer afternoon, as the mists blow in from the coasts, the mountains and lush green valleys around Al Baha are breathtaking. It’s no accident that this region is called “the Garden of the Hejaz.”
On Oct. 20, Saudi Aramco’s Shaybah airstrip upgrade project received the 2020 Project Excellence Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa during a virtual meeting hosted by the Project Management Institute.
I would like to start off by noting that the utmost privilege I have in writing these articles is the conversations I get to have with other Aramco Brats who lived in the Aramco towns at very different time periods.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on economies around the world, our industry has been confronted by numerous challenges. The combination of reduced demand and a fragile business environment has created uncertainty for many companies globally.
Fahad M. Al-AbdulKareem has been appointed as the executive director of Industrial Services effective November 2020. Al-AbdulKareem started his career with Saudi Aramco through the College Development Program (CDPNE) in September 1986...