Dhahran Garden Group Yard of the Month - 1996

Dhahran Garden Group Yard of the Month - 1996

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Feb. 14, 1996 edition of The Arabian Sun. Lovely color, meticulous care and attention to landscaping details earned Larry and Cree Duff and daughter Lauren, 594 Marjan Circle, the Dhahran Garden Group's Yard of the Month award for December.

The Story Behind Our Rapid Growth in Patents

The Story Behind Our Rapid Growth in Patents

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Throughout our history, we have invested in innovation as part of our culture, aiming to improve the long-term sustainability and efficiency of our operations, drive economic growth, and create pathways towards a lower-carbon future.

Aramco Foundational in Growth of Saudi Media

Aramco Foundational in Growth of Saudi Media

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco TV provided generations of residents of eastern Saudi Arabia and neighboring regions and countries with a rich source of culture, information, and entertainment from its first broadcast on Sept. 16, 1957, until it ceased production in Arabic in 1970.

Saudi Founding Day – A Brief History

Saudi Founding Day – A Brief History

BY The Arabian Sun / /

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, issued a Royal Decree to commemorate the founding day annually on February 22, which represents the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s deep historical, civilizational, and cultural roots when Imam Muhammad bin Saud established the first Saudi state in 1139 AH/1727 CE.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections -  February 15, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 15, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

Photography “speaks directly to your emotions,” says Joumana El Zein Khoury, executive director of World Press Photo, which holds the world’s leading contest for news and documentary photography. Since she joined in 2021, she has organized six global partnerships to “be our guides” and diversify the images and themes that earn annual awards for top visual storytelling. And she isn’t a photographer.

The Saudi Bisht – A Winter Wardrobe Winner

The Saudi Bisht – A Winter Wardrobe Winner

BY Brid Beeler / /

One of the lessons western expats learn quickly after arriving in Kingdom is just how bone-chilling cold it can get in the desert during the winter.  Arabs, of course, know all about those cold desert nights and have devised a clever garment called a bisht, which is the perfect thing for warding off the plummeting temperatures and wind chill on those frosty nights around the camp fire.

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 9

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 9

BY Richard Thom / /

I wrote a recollection after I left Saudi Arabia in 1980, and went on to Japan where I ended up playing second row for the Yokohama Country and Athletic Club (YCAC), a far cry from the wing position I played in Dhahran. Interestingly enough, Mike Galbraith, who wrote in Part 2, is the historian for YCAC. I have adapted my original ruminations for the purposes of this serialisation.

Dhahran Stabilizer is 'All Things to All Men' - 1952

Dhahran Stabilizer is 'All Things to All Men' - 1952

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Feb. 13, 1952 edition of the Sun and Flare. School students of the future may raise their eyebrows to learn that two repelling forces led to the founding of Dhahran upon Saudi Arabia's gleaming, shifting sands. But to residents of Dhahran, this phenomenon is taken for granted. Our proximity to such a unique occurrence inevitably minimizes its oddity.

Riyadh Refinery - 1975

Riyadh Refinery - 1975

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Feb. 12, 1975 edition of The Arabian Sun. Petromin's new Riyadh Refinery is now supplying the capital city and surrounding area with 15,000 barrels of refined products daily. Crude oil for the refinery is supplied by three GOSPs in Aramco's Khurais Field through a 141-kilometer long, 12-inch diameter pipeline.

Engr. Syed Naushad Shah Receives Prestigious Award from his Alma Mater

Engr. Syed Naushad Shah Receives Prestigious Award from his Alma Mater

BY Aramco ExPats / /

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore is one of the prestigious institutions of Pakistan for Technological Excellence and is at par with other renowned universities of the world. Engr. Syed Naushad Shah spent 5 years at this institution, from 1994 to 1999, and completed his degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Electronics and Communications.

SAEEA 3rd Gathering of Shero Adab Group

SAEEA 3rd Gathering of Shero Adab Group

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA)’s wing “HALQA-E-SHERO ADAB” celebrated its 3rd program on January 14, 2023 in Karachi at the residence of Raziullah Khan. HALQAE SHERO ADAB is a wing of SAEEA, responsible for organizing mini-literary programs on URDU poetry and literature, etc. This time, a light musical program was also added.

SAEEA Progress Meeting Minutes - February 04, 2023

SAEEA Progress Meeting Minutes - February 04, 2023

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on February 04, 2023 at Faran Club, Karachi. This was the 1st meeting of the current year, 2023. KAF thanked Razi Khan for joining the SAEEA office bearer’s team as Cultural Coordinator.

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXVII: How To Khabsa

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXVII: How To Khabsa

BY Mark Lowey / /

Midafternoon on a bright and warm November day, Bdah and I drove to the outskirts of New Ain Dar near Jebel Al Riyahiyah. Bdah’s cousin runs a roadside business there where camels, goats, and sheep are kept in open-air stables and offered for sale.

A Belfast Reunion

A Belfast Reunion

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Some 24 years later, eight ex-Aramcons and one much-needed friend from Bahrain happened to be on the same piece of land! We made full advantage of the fact by arranging a fabulous afternoon tea at the 5-star Merchant Hotel in Belfast. Stories were shared, memories revisited and a general disbelief at how quickly time had passed (and how silver some of our hair had turned!)

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 8

Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC): An Unofficial History 1973 to 1989 - Part 8

BY Richard Thom / /

All good things come to an end, and time was called in the late 1980s on the rugby-playing side of DRUFC. In 1985/6, we won our own 7’s Invitational, the Khobar 7’s, and the Plate in the Bahrain 15’s. However, the writing was on the wall, as Dean Culshaw (Deano) noted in his Chairman’s report for that season...

Abqaiq School Students Put Their Yearbook on CD ROM - 1996

Abqaiq School Students Put Their Yearbook on CD ROM - 1996

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From the Feb. 7, 1996 edition of The Arabian Sun. The entire 1995 Abqaiq School Yearbook will now fit in the palm of your hand. This one-of-a-kind feat is possible thanks to the ability of six students under the tutelage of Terry Cornelius, the school's computer teacher, and Bruce Drake, independent study director.