Tales of the Bedouin - Part VII: A Mother’s Journey Part 2

Tales of the Bedouin - Part VII: A Mother’s Journey Part 2

BY Mark Lowey / /

In the years that followed her arrival in Ain Dar in the autumn of 1948, Hamsah and Mohammed lived according to an annual rhythm, summering in Ain Dar village and moving to grazing areas with the herds for the rest of the year.

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

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

BY Brid Beeler / /

The desert floor stretched before us as we headed west. As the hours passed and the heat soared, the terrain became flat and expansive with mirages dancing on the horizon. It was evening once more as we approached Tayma...

An Oasis of Green on the Red Sands of Shaybah

An Oasis of Green on the Red Sands of Shaybah

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The company’s community in Shaybah has established a solar powered greenhouse to become self-sufficient in landscape supplies, reducing costs, emissions, and enhancing supply resilience.

The King’s Man: Like Father, Like Son? - Part IV

The King’s Man: Like Father, Like Son? - Part IV

BY Mel Trotter / /

From the moment he met Ibn Saud, Harry St. John Bridger Philby was mesmerised by the charisma of the King and made no secret of his dedication to the Saudi cause and the unification of the Arabian Peninsula.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 24, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 24, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

The narrow lane passed under a vaulted passageway and emerged back into the bright sunshine as it wound through Tozeur’s Ouled el-Hadef quarter. The houses in this centuries-old neighborhood open privately onto interior courtyards, offering the narrow streets only tall exterior walls with high, slitted windows and stout doors made of palm wood.

Join Me in Welcoming SABIC into the Aramco Family of Companies

Join Me in Welcoming SABIC into the Aramco Family of Companies

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

On Wednesday, we announced the successful completion of our acquisition of a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) — one of the world’s most significant, diversified chemicals companies — from the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.

The King’s Man: The Final Curtain - Part III

The King’s Man: The Final Curtain - Part III

BY Mel Trotter / /

With The King’s good offices, Harry had prospered in his business ventures and was proprietor of The Ford Motor Company franchise in Jeddah. He owned a house in Riyadh, given to him by Ibn Saud and a beautiful Saudi wife named Rozy.

Welcome Lucas James Herron

Welcome Lucas James Herron

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Al and Pat Denyer announce the birth of their second great-grandson on June 8, 2020. Lucas James Herron was born to Kayla and Grant Herron of Arlington, Virginia.

The King’s Man: Oil and Death - Part II

The King’s Man: Oil and Death - Part II

BY Mel Trotter / /

So went the philosophy of the mentors who tutored Ibn Saud as a child and it remained his lifelong practice to tryout the integrity of those he would rely on. His friendship with Harry St. John Bridger Philby was strong but Philby was not exempt from the scrutiny of the desert fighter, though Philby never knew or understood this.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 10, 2020

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 10, 2020

BY AramcoWorld / /

A bottle of frankincense essential oil sits on a branch of a frankincense tree (Boswellia sacra) in the Dhofar Governate of Oman, where a semiarid climate and limestone geology have proven especially hospitable for its cultivation for more than 3,000 years. Frankincense from Oman was instrumental in the rise of early kingdoms in the region, and today it is a center for one of the most popular of essential oils.

Repatriating During Covid-19

Repatriating During Covid-19

BY Anushka Bose / /

The binding truth that ties the entire Aramco family together is the ephemeral, transitory periods of our lives that we spend in the cookie-cutter homes, basking under the hot desert sun. Some of us are born here, some move as children, and some as teenagers, and some of us even find our way back here as adults.

The King’s Man: Before Oil - Part I

The King’s Man: Before Oil - Part I

BY Mel Trotter / /

When Ibn Saud scaled the walls of Riyadh in 1902, it began his celebrated passage to becoming King of Saudi Arabia. This story briefly describes the years when he recovered his heritage and oil was on the horizon.