A Party Like No Other

A Party Like No Other

BY Brid Beeler / /

In the mid-1990s, Cordoba compound was opened in Riyadh. At that time, it was at least a 30-minute drive to get to the city center, with roads devoid of traffic, yet far out from the center of activity.

Local Color: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

Local Color: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

BY Rick Snedeker / /

My memories of Dhahran often resemble wispy snippets of dreams, lacking linear structure or coherent narrative. Just random gauzy images, glimpses of fleeting emotion, stories with half-finished sentences despite having been retold ad infinitum over the dining table throughout my childhood, and unconscious embellishments slapped on as afterthoughts from my id.

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Goes Virtual for First Time

Aramco Houston Half Marathon Goes Virtual for First Time

BY The Arabian Sun / /

This year’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon was held virtually Jan. 8-17, with runners completing 13.1 miles in their neighborhoods as races observe physical distancing during the pandemic to keep people safe.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 20, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 20, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Built in 1884 to represent Mexico at the World Cotton and Industry Centennial Exhibition held in New Orleans, US, the Kiosk of Santa Maria la Ribera was called at the time “The Mexican Alhambra.” Now standing in a park in Mexico City, it inspired the construction of more than a dozen smaller neo-Arabic kioscos throughout Mexico.

Aramco and stc unveil Dammam 7 Supercomputer

Aramco and stc unveil Dammam 7 Supercomputer

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco and stc announced today the launch of Dammam 7, a new supercomputer among the top ten most powerful in the world. The supercomputer presents new opportunities in both exploration and development and enhances Aramco’s decision-making on exploration and investment decisions.

AramcoWorld - January 2021

AramcoWorld - January 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

AramcoWorld, Saudi Aramco's flagship publication, is widely recognized as a leading source of nonpolitical coverage of the history, geography, arts and cultures of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world, with an emphasis on the interweavings of the plural cultures of East and West, past and present.

The Camel Races of Kuwait – A Photo Essay

The Camel Races of Kuwait – A Photo Essay

BY Mark Lowey / /

On a blustery, overcast day in early Spring 1988, a friend and I spent our Friday day-off work at the camel races on the outskirts of Al Ahmadi, near the small residential community for employees of the Kuwait Oil Company.

Layakath Could Stand So Still: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

Layakath Could Stand So Still: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

BY Doreen Cumberford / /

A palpable sensation of peace and power emanated from him. A sarong was usually wrapped about around his waist and with rough keffiyeh fabric wrapping his ears like a package. Calm, steady stillness poured out of him in every direction while he simply held Autumn Breeze’s halter.

More than Just a Pretty Place: Aramco’s New Mangrove Eco-Park a Natural Wonder

More than Just a Pretty Place: Aramco’s New Mangrove Eco-Park a Natural Wonder

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser took part in a ceremony to open the Mangrove Eco-Park near Ras Tanura on Jan. 11. The Eco-Park is the first facility in the Kingdom dedicated to the preservation of mangrove forests, which provide critical buffer zones between land and sea as well as breeding and nursery grounds for various marine life.

‘Houseboys’ and Servitude: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

‘Houseboys’ and Servitude: Vignette from '3,001 Arabian Days'

BY Rick Snedeker / /

For many Aramcons, servants personified “the good life” in Dhahran. These ever-present helpers performed all the onerous domestic chores everyone abhors, and prepared food and served guests at Aramco communities’ endless, labor-intensive parties.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 6, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - January 6, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Stripped from their stalks, washed and wound into bundles, raw jute fiber awaits wholesale buyers in Bangladesh, where jute, after readymade cotton garments, is currently the country's second-largest export earner and a livelihood for an estimated 25 million people.

Hiba Amer - This is My Story

Hiba Amer - This is My Story

BY Hiba Amer / /

The following report was written by Hiba Amer, granddaughter of SAEEA's Finance Secretary Muhammad Salim Hamid (badge number 73199) who worked for Aramco from 1976-1987 as an accountant in the Fixed Assets & Work in Progress Accounting Department in Dhahran.

Bus as Social Institution: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

Bus as Social Institution: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

BY Doreen Cumberford / /

In Al-Hasa, a town about two hours from Dhahran, there was a remote clinic operated by Aramco and staffed with a multinational workforce. The closest camp to Al-Hasa was an Aramco-sponsored compound called Udhailiyah, where many ExPats lived and worked.

Al-Sowayigh Steps Down from Aramco After more than 36 Years of Dedicated Service

Al-Sowayigh Steps Down from Aramco After more than 36 Years of Dedicated Service

BY The Arabian Sun / /

He along with his team excelled in meeting challenges, helping lead the restoration of Khurais in 2019, and responding to the company’s call for Khurais to reach maximum sustained capacity levels, despite structural challenges and lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Message from the CEO: In a Challenging Year, Our Aramco Family Became Closer

Message from the CEO: In a Challenging Year, Our Aramco Family Became Closer

BY The Arabian Sun / /

As we look forward to 2021, I want to thank you for your hard work and sacrifice, in a year in which we all had to discover new sources of resilience. It has been undeniably tough. We’ve missed our families and each other. We’ve had to become more flexible as a company.

First Wedding Anniversary of Shabeel and Sahrish

First Wedding Anniversary of Shabeel and Sahrish

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Shabeel Ahmed Khan married Sahrish Tabassum Saleem on Friday 27th December 2019 in Karachi, Pakistan. Shabeel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shafiq Ahmed Khan, Badge No. 73789 who is the Joint Secretary of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA). Sahrish is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Muhammad Saleem.