We moved from Chicago to start working at Aramco in Dhahran in July, 1981. I worked at the ITC (Industrial Training Center) and our children, Aaron and Jason, attended the Dhahran schools.
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.
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.
Even though I have never worked for Saudi Aramco, I have been a close follower of this company. I had to.
After 42 years of service with the company, senior drilling engineer consultant Iqbal Ahmed has retired.
For most Saudi Aramco expats, retirement means “going home,” but for Tom Owen, things will be a bit different.
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 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).
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.
July 23rd, 2014 Shawn and Hannah Graham became Husband & Wife. The two families joined for 10 wonderful, memory making, happy, fun days.
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.
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.
Aramcons are notorious for their distinctive sense of humor. We all have stories to tell that would well illustrate the phenomenon.
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.
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.
"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.
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, the largest city in Pakistan, presents an interesting and colorful combination of the old and new.
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.
How many of you carry warm memories of kindergarten? And, how many of you know the origin of the word?