Arabian Memories

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Arabian Memories is very unique book in the fact that it is a combination of the author’s, Susan Gregory, memories of her stay in Abqaiq and Udhailiyah from 1990 to 2002 as well as having many cultural tidbits of Saudi and the Middle Eastern culture included for any who are preparing for a move to the Middle East.

Old Karachi Video 1942 By A British Soldier

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Karachi As Seen By A British Soldier Sometime Between 1942 And 1947: Lively Street Scenes, Animals, Buildings, Life In Karachi Cantonment, Followed By The Journey Back Towards Britain On A Troop Ship Through The Suez Canal. 

Aramco Brats: I Didn’t Know

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Even though I have never worked for Saudi Aramco, I have been a close follower of this company. I had to. 

The Continued Arctic Adventures of the Camelman

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In a previous newsletter we reported on a trip “North to Alaska” undertaken not long ago by Aramcon annuitant Fred Bobb (a.k.a. “Camelman”) and Barbara.

Habib ur Rehman Celebrated His 11th Happy Birthday

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Habib ur Rehman is the son of Dr. Ata ur Rehman and Dr. Kiran A. Rehman and the grandson of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan, V.P. of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association Karachi (SAEEA).

Cruise Deadline August 11

BY Aramco ExPats / /

There is still time to act for people who would like to cruise the Méxican Riviera with the Aramco ExPats Travel Club in October but have not yet booked their places.

Staley Newsletter - Wedding

BY Aramco ExPats / /

July 23rd, 2014 Shawn and Hannah Graham became Husband & Wife. The two families joined for 10 wonderful, memory making, happy, fun days.

Cruising in Alaska with Fred Bobb and Barbara

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Some people, like Aramco ExPat Fred Bobb, have all the luck. At this very moment, Fred and Barbara are cruising the southeastern coast of Alaska on a Celebrity Cruise ship. 

Eid ul Fitr Celebrations in Karachi

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

In order to thank Almighty Allah for blessing the month of Ramazan Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated throughout the country with great religious enthusiasm on July 18, 2015.

What in the World is a “BHOG”?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramcons are notorious for their distinctive sense of humor. We all have stories to tell that would well illustrate the phenomenon.

Retraction of Wayne Powell Obituary

BY Aramco ExPats / /

We wish to apologize to Wayne and Patricia Powell for incorrectly reporting in the obituaries section of last week’s newsletter that Wayne had passed away. We were wrong.

Around the Horn & Around the World

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Baseball fans are familiar with the expression “Around the horn.” For non-fan readers, that’s an expression used to describe when infielders throw the ball from one to another to another after a batter strikes out or an out is made at first base.

Gold Rush

BY Aramco ExPats / /

"There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!" Those words were first spoken by a character, Colonel Mulberry Sellers, in a stage adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel, The Gilded Age.

Old Newspapers Make Great Reading

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A feature available on our website that many readers are not aware of is our link to an archive containing old issues of one of the great Saudi Aramco publications from yesteryear, the Arabian Sun and Flare.

Karachi Hit by Bad Heat Waves

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, presents an interesting and colorful combination of the old and new. 

Ramadan's Lanterns

BY Aramco ExPats / /

No one knows for certain when the use of children's Ramadan lanterns began, but it is a very old Egyptian tradition. Indeed, lanterns and lamps of various kinds, of many hues and degrees of brightness, and even both real and imaginary, have always been special to Egypt.