The Invaluable Photo Contributions Made by Ray Stevens

The Invaluable Photo Contributions Made by Ray Stevens

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Photo galleries have been an integral part of the Aramco ExPats website since its inception and no one supplied more cherished photos than the late Ray Stevens. Ray contributed hundreds of photos filling our galleries with countless memories of the good old days.

Merging Cultures

Merging Cultures

BY Aramco ExPats / /

I thought you all might find this photo interesting. It was taken at Half Moon Bay back in 1981-82. The man on the Hobie Cat is the late Brian Dunloy, my sailing partner and friend. The Saudi individual was looking at the boat and Brian with interest. I understand the Yacht club is much improved these days. We sure had fun out there!!

Letter from India and Sri Lanka

Letter from India and Sri Lanka

BY Richard Thom / /

I had arrived in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in May 1976, and this was my first planned vacation. Seven of us decided to spend Christmas in Sri Lanka in 1976. We broke our journey in Mumbai (Bombay) where we had to catch our connection to Colombo.

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Winter 2006-2007

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Winter 2006-2007

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For nearly 20 years, people have contributed meaningful photos to our Photo of the Week campaign featured in the Aramco ExPats Highlights & Notices newsletter. Be transported back in time as you enjoy this heartwarming look back through our Photo of the Week galleries featuring fond memories and familiar faces.

Our Early Days Around Dhahran

Our Early Days Around Dhahran

BY Aramco ExPats / /

As an early contributor to Aramco ExPats news and photo galleries, the late Al McKeegan shared a treasure trove of recollections and black-and-white photos from around Dhahran in the late 1940s. His initial article began, "When I first got turned on to your new site, I thought it looked like another site for mostly the ones who came to the field after 1960...

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Fall 2006

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Fall 2006

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For nearly 20 years, people have contributed meaningful photos to our Photo of the Week campaign featured in the Aramco ExPats Highlights & Notices newsletter. Be transported back in time as you enjoy this heartwarming look back through our Photo of the Week galleries featuring fond memories and familiar faces.

Letter from India and Nepal

Letter from India and Nepal

BY Richard Thom / /

In December 1978 I went on a DOG’s tour (Dhahran Outing Group) to India and Nepal. There were about 15 in our group. Our Indian itinerary revolved around visiting the historical sites in Agra and New Delhi. All five sites we visited have since been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites...

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Winter 2006

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Winter 2006

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For nearly 20 years, people have contributed meaningful photos to our Photo of the Week campaign featured in the Aramco ExPats Highlights & Notices newsletter. Be transported back in time as you enjoy this heartwarming look back through our Photo of the Week galleries featuring fond memories and familiar faces.

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Summer 2006

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Summer 2006

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For nearly 20 years, people have contributed meaningful photos to our Photo of the Week campaign featured in the Aramco ExPats Highlights & Notices newsletter. Be transported back in time as you enjoy this heartwarming look back through our Photo of the Week galleries featuring fond memories and familiar faces.

Exploring Family History and Heritage at RootsTech 2024

Exploring Family History and Heritage at RootsTech 2024

BY Aramco ExPats / /

My granddaughter, Olivia, and I attended RootsTech 2024, the world's largest family history conference, which was remarkable. Over 16,000 attendees participated in the Salt Lake City, Utah in-person event. At the same time...

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Spring 2006

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Spring 2006

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For nearly 20 years, people have contributed meaningful photos to our Photo of the Week campaign featured in the Aramco ExPats Highlights & Notices newsletter. Be transported back in time as you enjoy this heartwarming look back through our Photo of the Week galleries featuring fond memories and familiar faces.

Aramco Retirees Meet at Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Aramco Retirees Meet at Indian Wells Tennis Garden

BY Michele Taylor / /

Retired Aramcons, and former Dhahran Tennis Association (DTA) members, converged at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the annual BNP Paribas Open, "Tennis Paradise" - and that is certainly an appropriate nickname! Michele Taylor, former DTA President for multiple years...

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Fall - Winter 2005

A Look Back at Photo of the Week Galleries: Fall - Winter 2005

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For nearly 20 years, people have contributed meaningful photos to our Photo of the Week campaign featured in the Aramco ExPats Highlights & Notices newsletter. Be transported back in time as you enjoy this heartwarming look back through our Photo of the Week galleries featuring fond memories and familiar faces.

Celebrating Saudi Roots

Celebrating Saudi Roots

BY Leslie Craigmyle / /

On February 1, 2022, King Salman ibn AbdulAziz issued a decree that Founding Day will be celebrated every February 22, henceforth. We have been celebrating Saudi National Day since 2007, so what is the difference?

Remembering the Concorde SST Arrival at DHA, June of 1972

Remembering the Concorde SST Arrival at DHA, June of 1972

BY Fred Bobb / /

I remember well going down to the Dhahran International Airport (DHA) when the Concorde SST visited back in June of 1972. It was a sales call with Concorde and Rolls Royce executives hoping to sell a few planes to Saudi Arabian Airlines. In the end, Saudia declined to place any orders.

Peter Sanders’ Exhibition: “Searching for Light”

Peter Sanders’ Exhibition: “Searching for Light”

BY Leslie Craigmyle / /

Peter Sanders’ exhibition, “Searching for Light,” recently opened at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran. I was fortunate enough to attend the opening and hear what Sanders, the leading photographer of the Muslim world, had to say about the work in his first retrospective in Saudi Arabia.

Reunions Feel A Lot Like Coming Home

Reunions Feel A Lot Like Coming Home

BY Karen Fallon / /

No two people have the same opinion about attending Saudi Aramco reunions so it’s hard to put into words what people feel like when they attend. The time that we all spent in Arabia is special and unique, unique to us. If you’ve never attended a reunion, you cannot know the feeling that comes over people as they begin to see friends or just others milling around wearing name tags.