Exploring the Hidden Natural Beauty of Baluchistan

Exploring the Hidden Natural Beauty of Baluchistan

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

”No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it.” These are words of wisdom spoken by my father and, even now in retirement, I find them always to be true. Recently, I called one of my nephews who runs a remote tour business under the name Rovers Pakistan and inquired about any trips he offered to explore the hidden beauty of Baluchistan.

CEO National Day Message

CEO National Day Message

BY The Arabian Sun / /

On Saudi Arabia’s National Day, we unite to express our appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Their leadership and vision are an inspiration to us all.

Keeping in Touch with AramcoWorld and ASC Digital Platforms

Keeping in Touch with AramcoWorld and ASC Digital Platforms

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

ASC was pleased to help support the 18th Biennial Aramco Brat Reunion, and to help Brats and their families keep in touch with the larger Aramco community going forward, we want to make sure you are aware of all the digital platforms available to you.

Brat Lifetime Achievement Award: The Dammam Well #7 Award

Brat Lifetime Achievement Award: The Dammam Well #7 Award

BY Aramco ExPats / /

This year at the 18th Biennial reunion, Bridget Halpin and Liz Germani created a new BrAt Lifetime Achievement Award, “The Dammam Well #7 Award.”  Going forward at each reunion, the ABI will present this award to a BrAt that has gone above and beyond to the Aramco Brat organization.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - Septembert 15, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - Septembert 15, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Custom designed to travel up and down the daunting slopes of the mountains that separate Beirut and Damascus, the railroad linking what are now the capitals of Lebanon and Syria was a world-class engineering feat of the late 19th century.

Arabian Bat Encounters

Arabian Bat Encounters

BY Brid Beeler / /

I would guess that not many of us think fondly about bats, those mouse-like creatures that fly around in the night sky.  I know they are timid, useful creatures that eat tons of insects and all that, but they send shivers down my spine.  They somehow remind me of the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds” filmed in Bodega Bay...

Honoring the Memory of the Dearest Heather Boyes

Honoring the Memory of the Dearest Heather Boyes

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A GoFundMe campaign has been created by loved ones in memory of Heather Boyes. Heather is the daughter of Terry and Margaret Boyes and sister to Scott Boyes. The family lived in Dhahran from 1980-2000.

Zara Imran Celebrates Her 12th Happy Birthday

Zara Imran Celebrates Her 12th Happy Birthday

BY Zara Imran / /

The following report was written by Zara Imran, granddaughter of SAEEA (Saudi Aramco Ex-Employee Association) member Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan of Karachi, Pakistan.

Syria’s Treasures, Part 1 – Damascus

Syria’s Treasures, Part 1 – Damascus

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this photo essay, Mark Lowey recounts his travels to Syria with his wife and another Aramco couple in April 2011, which inadvertently coincided with the beginnings of the civil uprising in Syria. The last day of their stay in Damascus included an unlikely encounter with the not-so-secret police, Bashar Al Assad’s Military Intelligence Directorate.

Oasis, Too Close for Comfort: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

Oasis, Too Close for Comfort: Vignette from 'Life in the Camel Lane'

BY Doreen Cumberford / /

On May 29, 2004, two attacks happened on oil installations and one on Oasis, a residential compound in the heart of Al Khobar. The Oasis had a restaurant that we frequented and a skating rink where our friends’ kids learned ice hockey.

AramcoWorld - September 2021

AramcoWorld - September 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.

Aramco Announces Major Expansion of its Industrial Investment Program

Aramco Announces Major Expansion of its Industrial Investment Program

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco today announced a major expansion of its industrial investment program, Aramco Namaat, with the signing of 22 new Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and 1 joint venture (JV) agreement focused on capacity building in four key sectors: sustainability, technology, industrial and energy services, and advanced materials.

Happy Birthday Engr. Syed Naushad Shah

Happy Birthday Engr. Syed Naushad Shah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Engr. Syed Naushad Yousaf Shah, born September 3rd, celebrated his birthday with his family. He is the son of Syed Yousaf Shah, Badge # 71533, who worked for Aramco for more than two decades in the Department of Administration. He died in active employment in 1978.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - Septembert 01, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - Septembert 01, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

In her home in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Doszhanova’s granddaughter Aizhan Yershina proudly maintains a shelf of family photos that includes a portrait of her grandmother as a young woman taken from a 1913 photo, lower, that shows Doszhanova flanked by classmates at the time of her graduation from secondary school at the Women’s Gymnasium of Orenburg.