After 5 years being in the US, I have finally decided to complete the book I have been working on since I left Arabia in 2010. It seems like so many memories are fading and so in an effort to capture those, plus the vast experiences that so many of us had, I am winding up the writing and getting ready to publish “Life in the Camel Lane: Life is Portable – Live It Everywhere You Go!”
As I have mentioned before in our town hall meetings, there are many hard working people here at the U.S. Embassy ready to help you with your needs and concerns. I hope your life has been made easier by our efforts to provide quality customer service and keep you informed about events in the country.
In a major move reflective of the wide-ranging Vision 2030 plan announced last month, on Saturday the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz named Saudi Aramco Chairman Khalid Al-Falih as Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.
How many of us can claim that we once helped save the life of the King of Saudi Arabia? Rhona Messinger can.
As the Presidential primaries are wrapping up, make sure you are registered for absentee voting in the general election in November. Visit FVAP.gov for more information and feel free to reach out with all your voting questions!
When Mike Keller sat next to Saad Al-Shammari to enjoy a traditional Saudi lamb feast in Abqaiq last week, generations of deep family ties that cross thousands of miles of land, ocean and cultures were reconnected.
Aramco Brats attending Russell Rhea's memorial service in Atlanta on Saturday, April 16.
I played a mean softball short field in my Aramco days and, while I’ve long since hung up my cleats, I continue to follow the game. And I know I’m not the only ExPat out there that feels this way.
Scud Kids remember growing up in a little town on the edge of a desert beside the sea with cookie-cutter houses and friends who became family. We remember the Gulf War when we carried gas masks to school and hid beneath our desks while air raid sirens wailed overhead.
If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad.
The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia. There continue to be reports of threats against U.S. citizens and other Westerners, as well as locations frequented by them.
If you have not received a ballot from your State at least 30 days before the election you can vote in the upcoming election using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). The FWAB is a write-in backup ballot that can be completed for the election.
Two weeks ago I was in Lebanon celebrating my dad’s birthday and spending time with my family. It had been almost 4 years since my last visit. A lot has changed but the most interesting difference for me was the ability to document my trip on Instagram!
The Arabian Peninsula has been known as a land of many mysteries for thousands of years. At the center of some of its most enduring legends is the fabled city of Iram, also called Ubar, the capital of the Kingdom of Ad.
According to the Federal Reserve Board, nearly a third (31%) of U.S. adults say they had no savings or pension to help them afford retirement and a quarter didn’t know how they would afford their golden years.
DHS is warning users of the potential for tax refund fraud. In February, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) discovered that their Electronic Filing PIN application on IRS.gov was accessed by hackers.
As Spring Break approaches and many families have planned exciting travels, we ask that you please consider enrolling your trip with the Safe Travelers Enrollment Program.(STEP)
My name is Curtis Blake. My wife Shirley and I are thirty-year veterans of life in Saudi Arabia as employees of Saudi Aramco. We raised six children during those thirty years, three of whom were born in the Dhahran Hospital.
Many Aramco ExPats have children or even grandchildren hoping to get into college and facing the fearsome challenge of taking college entrance exams such as the SAT.
The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.