It is a long, curvy drive up the Saudi Arabian mountain to Alhada and then Taif, enough to make anyone motion sick. Yet many of life’s most beautiful things are found at the top of a climb. So it is with one of the world’s most expensive commodities–rose water and the rose oil that distills along with it.
Drew Irving worked for the Fluor Corporation SERVORG group that provided Engineers and Construction Specialist directly to Aramco project engineers to be "their eyes and ears" on all the projects going on at that time throughout the Eastern Province.
This year, the Holy Month of Ramadan will be unlike any other in our lifetimes, but it provides an opportunity to count our blessings and offer gratitude of the selfless sacrifice of co-workers and others all around us.
The object of this trip was to visit the Wahba Crater and the Mahad ad Dahab Gold Mine. Our returning-student children, Pam and Steven, were with Wally and I. We traveled with Ron, Celeste, Britanny, and Holly Zbitowsky...
This year marks the 31st anniversary of my first setting foot in Saudi Arabia. Back then, it was still a sleepy, laid back place with little in the way of entertainment or amenities. So, as expats , we made our own entertainment and...
Camping trips are among the most treasured family memories and many an Aramcon family ventured beyond the gates of Aramco camps to experience the great outdoors. In December 2000, Wallace Colly and his family, along with another 'Udhailiyah family, made a memorable camping trip to the Hijaz region.
In the worldwide fight to slow the spread of COVID-19, Saudi Aramco is doing its part to ensure the world has access to the energy it needs while also protecting the health and safety of its people wherever they work and live.
In Austin, Texas, at Garza Independent High School, doors are shut and classrooms are empty. On the school’s website, a letter that principal Linda Webb wrote in reaction to the COVID-19 shutdown says, “All Garza students are expected to log on to Garza Online and continue their academic coursework remotely.”
Zayed al-Tamimi of Iraq competes before the panel of judges at the inaugural Gahwa Championships in December in Abu Dhabi.
My Saudi friend, Quriyan Mohammed Al-Hajri, and I keep in touch every few days by video call. He is at his farm in Junayah, near Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, and I am in California. In these days of the COVID-19 crisis, both of us are ...
Our flight plan from New York included many stops for refueling; first in Newfoundland, then to Lisbon, Portugal for an overnight to let the flight crew get some rest, onto Rome, Italy, Beirut, Lebanon and finally Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The overnight in Portugal was fun.
Aramco today announced that Mark Weinberger has been appointed as an independent member to its Board of Directors, to replace Andrew Gould.
Closed schools. Shut down restaurants and businesses. Curfews and quarantine. Times are stressful, and every one of us is dealing with unexpected change in our lives, as well as a heightened level of uncertainty.
Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser made a virtual visit to the U.K, Europe, U.S., and Australia to check on the well-being of some of the company’s sponsored students studying in these countries.
The year was 1983, and I had just returned from a developmental assignment in Udhailiyah working for Southern Area Producing in maintenance. My good friend, Brian Dunloy, had become a collector of oriental carpets...
This small collection of verses was written as a poetic diary of my thoughts and impressions, influenced by my life and travel within Saudi Arabia during the past eight years (circa 1980s), intending, hopefully, for them to be handed on to my three granddaughters - Emma Louise, Sarah Jane and Lisa Maria - in the fullness of time.
As the world demands economic stability, Aramco remains committed to supplying the world with energy. The Company is breaking records, to supply 15 tankers loading more than 18.8 million barrels of oil.
Sailing from Bahrain to the east coast of Saudi Arabia, George Rendel took this photo of Geraldine aboard the small wooden dhow arranged for them by Saudi King Abdulaziz Al Sa’ud’s agent. “I was privileged to see and do things forbidden to the men who have explored the heart of Arabia,” she wrote.
In this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are focusing our efforts to keep people safe and well - at work, at home, and in our communities.
When I’m scouting for home and realize it’s 7,598 miles away in Dhahran, I find refuge in the stories of others who share similar sentiments to mine. The recent pandemic that is rapidly evolving, coronavirus...