Farasan Island: Like No Other Place in the Kingdom

Farasan Island: Like No Other Place in the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

Boy Scouts Hold Joint Fundraiser Golfing Event

Boy Scouts Hold Joint Fundraiser Golfing Event

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up At The Woodlands

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up At The Woodlands

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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...

Heather Holland Weds Christopher Armstrong

Heather Holland Weds Christopher Armstrong

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Finding History on The Roads North of Riyadh

Finding History on The Roads North of Riyadh

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

A Princess Wedding, Saudi Style

A Princess Wedding, Saudi Style

BY Brid Beeler / /

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.

Ladies First International Golf Tournament

Ladies First International Golf Tournament

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.

Jewels in the Crown: Introducing the Endemic Birds of Arabia

Jewels in the Crown: Introducing the Endemic Birds of Arabia

BY Gregory Askew / /

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.

Behind the Sand Curtain

Behind the Sand Curtain

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Cuba – A Photo Essay

Cuba – A Photo Essay

BY Mark Lowey / /

“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.

Support for Aramco Brat Melinda Hagen's Medical Expenses

Support for Aramco Brat Melinda Hagen's Medical Expenses

BY Jumanah Khader / /

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.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 11, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 11, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Fall 2020

Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology – Fall 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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 - November 2020

AramcoWorld - November 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

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.

Trekking the Mountains of Al Baha

Trekking the Mountains of Al Baha

BY The Arabian Sun / /

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.”

Delivering in Challenging Times

Delivering in Challenging Times

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

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.