Amsterdam in Summer: Windmills, Wooden Shoes, and Flowers

Amsterdam in Summer: Windmills, Wooden Shoes, and Flowers

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Amsterdam, located in the south of the province North Holland in the Netherlands, was founded in the late 12th century as a small fishing village at the mouth of the river Amstel. The damming of the river Amstel gave it its name (in Dutch: Amstelredam “Dam in the Amstel,” turned into Amsterdam over the course of time). With the largest historical city center of Europe, the city is a famous tourist destination.

Memory Lane: Building Up in RT, A Lunar Eclipse, Aramcon Goes Online for MBA

Memory Lane: Building Up in RT, A Lunar Eclipse, Aramcon Goes Online for MBA

BY The Arabian Sun / /

A quick look back at some of the headlines that defined their times in The Arabian Sun and The Sun and Flare. The new $13 million fluid hydroformer at Ras Tanura went into full operation last week after more than two years of work, on-site construction, and testing. Designed to furnish high-octane gasoline for sale in world markets...

Guinness World Record Webinar Participation and Notable Activities

Guinness World Record Webinar Participation and Notable Activities

BY Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

I, Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Badge # 140948, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services of Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Services, am proud to have been a part of the world’s largest webinar for teachers created by Dr. Vivek Bindra and Class Plus.

SAEEA Progress Meeting Minutes - October 15, 2022

SAEEA Progress Meeting Minutes - October 15, 2022

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The progress meeting of the Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on October 15, 2022 at Faran Club, Karachi. This was the 5th meeting of the current year (2022). KAF thanked all attendees. KAF welcomed a new SAEEA member, Razi Khan, who was invited by SAEEA for the meeting.

The Heart of Arabia Expedition

The Heart of Arabia Expedition

BY Brid Beeler / /

Explorers are a noble breed, and Arabia has certainly had its share - Bertram Thomas, Lady Anne Blunt, Gertrude Bell, Harry St. John Philby, Wilfred Thesiger, and, of course, T. E. Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia. You can add another name to that list. Mark Evans.

Aramco Rises Rapidly on Forbes List of Best Employers

Aramco Rises Rapidly on Forbes List of Best Employers

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From 150,000 people surveyed across 57 countries, this year the World’s Best Employers survey conducted by Forbes, the renowned business and wealth publication, showed Aramco had climbed 173 positions in one year to secure the 46th place among the 800 companies who made the list.

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: The Kings Highway and Petra - Part IV

Saudi Arabia to Ireland by Land Rover in 1997: The Kings Highway and Petra - Part IV

BY Ian Conlin / /

Because of our short time in Jordan we are forced to cram as much as possible into our visit to the country. We return to the hotel, collect the Discovery Land Rover and drive south, out of the city and onto the ‘Kings Highway’. This is a very old and bad road, with a rough surface, and lots of bumps and bends.

Ahoy! Would You Like to Play Mah Jongg While On the 2022 Hafla Reunion Cruise?

Ahoy! Would You Like to Play Mah Jongg While On the 2022 Hafla Reunion Cruise?

BY Bronwyn Horvath / /

Have you ever played Mah Jongg on the computer? It's a type of match game played with Chinese tiles. I've played it on occasion but it certainly didn't look like the active game that I saw being played in Chinese parks. Besides, I have a terrible memory for any type of matching game, so when given the opportunity a couple of years ago, I resisted the offer to learn Mah Jongg with a local group.

Aramco Establishing Offshore Fabrication Yards with Partners

Aramco Establishing Offshore Fabrication Yards with Partners

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco, in collaboration with international partners, is establishing two offshore fabrication yards that look to deliver a more than 200 percent increase in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s offshore fabrication capacity.

Flying High: Aramcons Soar at Tuwaiq Drone Challenge

Flying High: Aramcons Soar at Tuwaiq Drone Challenge

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco’s Inspection Department won third place in the prestigious Tuwaiq Drone Challenge, which concluded in Riyadh at the Tuwaiq Academy at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. Aramco’s team, named “Well-7” after the company’s first discovery of oil in 1938, accepted the third place prize of SR200,000 at the closing ceremony on Oct. 6.

Ayra Khan Celebrates Her 3rd Birthday

Ayra Khan Celebrates Her 3rd Birthday

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Time truly does fly. In the blink of an eye, Ayra Khan, daughter of Engr. Bilal Ahmed Khan turned three years old on the 12th of October, 2022. Ayra has started going to school, and is an intelligent little girl, Masha’Allah!

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 12, 2022

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 12, 2022

BY AramcoWorld / /

We know from their memoirs that, centuries ago, Mughal emperors craved mangos, and their patronage of orchards in Goa led to today’s global mango agribusiness—but the tastiest mangos of all? Those still come from Goa, say locals, and most would agree.

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXIII: The Remarkable Life of Bdah Al Hajri – Part 3

Tales of the Bedouin – Part XXIII: The Remarkable Life of Bdah Al Hajri – Part 3

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this series, Mark Lowey, known as “Abu Jack” (Father of Jack) to his Saudi friends, tells the story of Bdah Al Hajri, whom he first encountered in the desert as a baby in 1979. Reunited in 2013, Abu Jack and Bdah have become close friends. In 1986, Bdah was seven years old, and his two older sisters were already attending elementary school at Salasil. It was time for Bdah to begin his formal education.

I’m So Excited!

I’m So Excited!

BY Judy Walker / /

‘I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it!’ – I hope most of you were in Saudi when we were amazed by the ‘5- 6-7-8’ performances to this song. Ah, those amazing, talented performers!! Well, that’s just the way I feel about this Hafla cruise on the Celebrity Summit that we’ll soon experience. I’ve been asked to write about packing/preparing for this adventure.

Aramcon Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri Recognized by SPE

Aramcon Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri Recognized by SPE

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri, chief technologist, EXPEC ARC, was recognized with an SPE Distinguished Service Award for his devotion and contributions to the organization. His service to SPE includes chairman of SPE’s Saudi Arabia Section as well as chairman for its Annual Technical Symposium.