'Asir Province, the Kingdom's highest and wettest region, is covered with lush terraced fields.
Fragrant hardwoodia dicksonaiae, one of the few flowering plants native to Saudi Arabia, blankets the desert with pink.
Our cover photo is one of many striking views featured in Aramco And Its World : Arabia And The Middle East.
Al-Hasa's date palms are inextricably linked with the life of Saudi Arabia.
Fertile farmlands spread across the tranquil 'Asir province of southwestern Saudi Arabia.
The beauty of Arabesque architecture is depicted in Prophet's Mosque in Medina, which attracts Muslims from all over the world every year.
The tombs at Mada'in Salih, north of Medina, stand as monuments to the caravan kingdom of the Nabateans, who controlled the trade routes in northwestern Arabia from the fourth to the first century B.C..
Saudi Arabia is well known for its desert regions, but less so for its seaports such as Jiddah and Yanbu on the Red Sea and Dammam, Jubail and Ras Tanura on the Gulf.
Thousands of years ago ships that were the ancestors of today's dhow plied the wates of the Arabian Gulf.
This is the third year in which I have had the pleasure of greeting Aramco annuitants.
Thinking about Bill Bartlett, his almost thirty years with Aramco, his unflappable style, his contributions to the community, his adventurous spirit and capacity for friendship, his hat and moustache, the word that comes to mind is - unique.
Dr. Ivan H. Past, Aramco's first otorhinolaryngologist, topped off a long career with the company on April 14, 1980 when he and his wife, Maria, departed Saudi Arabia and headed for retirement in Texas.
Culminating a career with Aramco and Tapline that began over 25 years ago, Everett R. Robertson departed Saudi Arabia March 1 with his wife, Lois, bound for retirement in Alabama.
Dr. Clarence Earl Ulery, director of the Ambulatory Medical Services Department, ended a career of some 22 years with Aramco when he and his wife, Frances, departed for Cedar City, Utah, November 5.
Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise. Much of the content is compiled from letters, articles, news clippings and photos submitted by its readers. The magazine often includes historic photos that shed light on life in the Saudi Aramco community during the early years.
After almost thirty-two years with Aramco, Traffic Coordinator Richard C. Gollan and his wife, Polly, departed Dhahran on February 2 headed for retirement.
Gibert C. Drowley, Aramco Vice president, Mechanical Services Organization, departed for retirement on May 31, after completing over 30 years of service with the company.
T.D. Collier, Aramco director, vice president of Finance, and comptroller, left Dhahran in early January to begin his retirement after 29 years of service with the company.
In this season we traditionally take time out from our regular activities and turn our minds and hearts to those who have been close to us but who now are in other locales.
When Violette Regnier left Dhahran in May of 1970, after twelve years with Aramco, she made an immediate transfer to Texaco's Government Relations and Negotiation Group, Producing Department, Eastern Hemisphere.