Taif’s Culinary Rose

Taif’s Culinary Rose

BY Catherine Enfield / /

It is a long, curvy drive up the Saudi Arabian mountain to Alhada and then Taif, enough to make anyone motion sick. Yet many of life’s most beautiful things are found at the top of a climb. So it is with one of the world’s most expensive commodities–rose water and the rose oil that distills along with it.

Drew Irving Shares Fond Memories of His Time in Saudi Arabia

Drew Irving Shares Fond Memories of His Time in Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Drew Irving worked for the Fluor Corporation SERVORG group that provided Engineers and Construction Specialist directly to Aramco project engineers to be "their eyes and ears" on all the projects going on at that time throughout the Eastern Province.

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part I

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part I

BY Brid Beeler / /

This year marks the 31st anniversary of my first setting foot in Saudi Arabia. Back then, it was still a sleepy, laid back place with little in the way of entertainment or amenities. So, as expats , we made our own entertainment and...

Reconnecting with Wallace Colly

Reconnecting with Wallace Colly

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Camping trips are among the most treasured family memories and many an Aramcon family ventured beyond the gates of Aramco camps to experience the great outdoors. In December 2000, Wallace Colly and his family, along with another 'Udhailiyah family, made a memorable camping trip to the Hijaz region.

Poems of Arabia by Elise Kellett: Part I

Poems of Arabia by Elise Kellett: Part I

BY Elise Kellett / /

This small collection of verses was written as a poetic diary of my thoughts and impressions, influenced by my life and travel within Saudi Arabia during the past eight years (circa 1980s), intending, hopefully, for them to be handed on to my three granddaughters - Emma Louise, Sarah Jane and Lisa Maria - in the fullness of time.

Adrienne’s Story: Finding Her Way Back to the Kingdom

Adrienne’s Story: Finding Her Way Back to the Kingdom

BY Anushka Bose / /

When I’m scouting for home and realize it’s 7,598 miles away in Dhahran, I find refuge in the stories of others who share similar sentiments to mine. The recent pandemic that is rapidly evolving, coronavirus...

The New Horizon Post Retirement

The New Horizon Post Retirement

BY Dr. Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young." ~Henry Ford

Saudi Arabia and US Reenact Roosevelt Meeting with King Abdul Aziz

Saudi Arabia and US Reenact Roosevelt Meeting with King Abdul Aziz

BY Arab News / /

The US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid made an address in Jeddah on Sunday at a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz on board the USS Quincy in 1945.

Saudi Caviar is being Produced in Dammam

Saudi Caviar is being Produced in Dammam

BY Catherine Enfield / /

One does not expect to see a label on their tin of caviar stating, “Product of Saudi Arabia”. After all, the sturgeon that produce caviar are found in countries that have plenty of cool, fresh water - something that is not found in large quantities in Saudi Arabia.

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part V – The Farasan Islands

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part V – The Farasan Islands

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Farasan Islands, lying 30 miles off the coast of the Red Sea near the city of Jizan, have been called “the Crown Jewels of Saudi Arabia’s travel treasures,” and with good reason. Their unique natural habitat, which includes...

Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities

Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities

BY Aramco ExPats / /

While the Hafla Reunion will have bus tours to three of the top attractions in the Colorado Springs (COS) region, there are over 300 other activities that you may want to consider during your time before, during or after the reunion.

2019 Year in Review: Highlights from the Past Year

2019 Year in Review: Highlights from the Past Year

BY Aramco ExPats / /

As we begin a new year in a new decade, we gather inspiration by taking a look back at what news the Aramco ExPats community enjoyed the most. Here are the highlights - stories, photos and more - in case you missed them...

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - Winter 2020

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - Winter 2020

BY Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare / /

We are proud to bring you the Winter edition of our Wellbeing Magazine. Discover new services and the latest health and wellness news, all available at the click of a button.

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

BY Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia / /

The Mission advises the American community in Saudi Arabia of the heightened risk of missile and drone attacks. In the past, regional actors hostile to Saudi Arabia have conducted missile and drone attacks against both civilian and military targets inside the Kingdom.

Holiday Season in Dhahran: A Month of Culture, Warmth, and Wonder

Holiday Season in Dhahran: A Month of Culture, Warmth, and Wonder

BY Anushka Bose / /

Christmas season in Dhahran is no ordinary tale — it’s the time of the year the cookie-cutter box homes are carefully decorated with lights, decorations, and wreaths. The vibe of the ExPat town is full of life and energy...