History of Saudi Arabia, Part III

History of Saudi Arabia, Part III

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Three great monotheistic religions originated in Arabia: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Islam was founded in the seventh century CE by the prophet Muhammad.

Aramco Brat Launches Vegan Dessert Kit Company

Aramco Brat Launches Vegan Dessert Kit Company

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson was born in Dhahran December 28, 1983. At 12 months she displayed very noticable hyperactivity, and by the time she was Terrible Two, many in Dhahran were aware that she was adorable, but a devil in disguise.

An Overview of the History of Saudi Arabia - Part 2

An Overview of the History of Saudi Arabia - Part 2

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Legends, mysteries, and traditions abound surrounding the history of Arabia, where the oldest confirmed signs of human settlement date back over 15,000 years to prehistoric times at the end of the last Ice Age.

About the Saudi Speakers Bureau

About the Saudi Speakers Bureau

BY Aramco ExPats / /

La Ilaha Illa Allah, Muhammad Rasulu Allah - “There is no god but God: Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” ——the Muslim creed as inscribed on the flag of Saudi Arabia

Alaska a Century Ago: A History Lesson

Alaska a Century Ago: A History Lesson

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The previous three newsletters featured accounts of a cruise to Alaska on the Crown Princess, including visits to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay. If one looks at the history of Alaska's development, it's amazing the transformation the land and its people have undergone over the past century.

New Forum on the Way

New Forum on the Way

BY Aramco ExPats / /

We have good news to share. One of our most popular features has been the Forum. Next week, we will be introducing a thoroughly updated and much improved Forum. The "new" Forum will include all of the information presently found in the current Forum. Only, access will be safer and more secure.

New Forum on the Way (1)

New Forum on the Way (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

We have good news to share. One of our most popular features has been the Forum. Next week, we will be introducing a thoroughly updated and much improved Forum. The "new" Forum will include all of the information presently found in the current Forum. Only, access will be safer and more secure.

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club

BY Jerry Hurych / /

As of June 17, Saudi Arabia has joined the 'Six-Month' Club...meaning that Saudi Arabian citizens traveling to the U.S. will need to have a passport valid for their intended period of stay (not six months beyond the period of their intended stay).

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club (1)

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club (1)

BY Jerry Hurych / /

As of June 17, Saudi Arabia has joined the 'Six-Month' Club...meaning that Saudi Arabian citizens traveling to the U.S. will need to have a passport valid for their intended period of stay (not six months beyond the period of their intended stay).

Zipping Through Alaska

Zipping Through Alaska

BY Aramco ExPats / /

At the close of last week's report, we had just boarded the cruise ship Crown Princess in Skagway preparing to set sail to Glacier Bay, home to spectacular tidewater glaciers and a superabundance of wildlife.

Asset Allocation: The Building Blocks to a Sound Investment Portfolio

Asset Allocation: The Building Blocks to a Sound Investment Portfolio

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

If you don’t have a solid foundation for your portfolio, how can you build and construct a strong portfolio meant to endure the years leading you to and through retirement? Asset Allocation is that rudimentary groundwork upon which an investment portfolio is built.

Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi Graduates

Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi Graduates

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Aramco student, Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi graduated from Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada this month.

North to Alaska (continued): Juneau & Skagway

North to Alaska (continued): Juneau & Skagway

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last week I wrote that I was about to depart on a one-week cruise from Seattle around Vancouver Island and north along the Inside Passage to points of interest in the Alaskan Panhandle.

The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon

The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon

BY Aramco ExPats / /

My trip to Alaska has made me think of a colorful member by marriage of my family tree. Her maiden name was Gudrun Anderson, and her nicknames were two: “The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon” and “The Pet of the Northwest Mounted Police.”

USA Warden Wednesday Message

USA Warden Wednesday Message

BY Jerry Hurych / /

Good Morning, U.S. Citizen Community and friends. During the summer, many of you may be taking a break from the heat of Saudi Arabia. If you're traveling, do you have adequate travel insurance for you and your family? Check your overseas medical insurance coverage.

North to Alaska

North to Alaska

BY Aramco ExPats / /

One of the most popular cruises originating in American waters runs from Seattle north to Alaska along a route known as the Inside Passage. This next Saturday I will be setting off for Alaska along this route aboard the Crown Princess, one of the largest ships in the Princess Cruises fleet with room on board for over 3,000 guests.

Ramadan Hours - New Website

Ramadan Hours - New Website

BY Jerry Hurych / /

We hope you’re all having a safe start to month of Ramadan! Here at the U.S. Consulate, we are keeping normal operating hours, however not all of our staff are. We will get to phone calls as soon as possible and your emailed inquires as per our normal same day or next day standard. Ramadan Mubarak!

My Encounter with Muhammad Ali

My Encounter with Muhammad Ali

BY Annie Hebert / /

In the 1970's, I (Annie Hebert) was playing in a tennis tournament in Beirut, Lebanon. My partner, Bobbi Madany, and I noticed a handsome African American man sitting in the lobby of the once beautiful Hotel Phoenicia Hotel.

A Journey Across the Middle Kingdom

A Journey Across the Middle Kingdom

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Chinese refer to their country as “the Middle Kingdom.” For thousands of years, they’ve viewed their land as the center of the world. With a population of well over one billion people, they have a valid argument.

The Perfect Retirement Plan?

The Perfect Retirement Plan?

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

With the Savings Plan, you’ve been given the reins to take control of your future financial life, so what exactly do you need to know?