Peter Sanders’ exhibition, “Searching for Light,” recently opened at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran. I was fortunate enough to attend the opening and hear what Sanders, the leading photographer of the Muslim world, had to say about the work in his first retrospective in Saudi Arabia.
No two people have the same opinion about attending Saudi Aramco reunions so it’s hard to put into words what people feel like when they attend. The time that we all spent in Arabia is special and unique, unique to us. If you’ve never attended a reunion, you cannot know the feeling that comes over people as they begin to see friends or just others milling around wearing name tags.
This year, Aramco is launching a campaign, seeking donations of company related assets from current and former employees. These donations could include old photographs, medals, documents, or equipment, and will form part of the collections maintained by the company’s central corporate archive, the Aramco Archive & Records Center.
Join the 2024 Aramco Hafla Reunion Facebook page and check out the new auction page!
Aramco is establishing a central corporate archive, the Aramco Archive & Records Center. We want retired and current employees to help us build its foundation collection. This is a wonderful opportunity for all Aramco staff, past and present, to contribute to the important legacy of our company. We urge you to get involved.
Just as the company’s history continues to grow and change over the coming years, the Aramco Archive & Records Center will grow and change with it. In that sense, the current Memorabilia Campaign is just the beginning of a process of creating and capturing the living memory of what is certainly one of the most important companies of our times.
In Dhahran, the cutting-edge Procurement and Supply Chain Control Tower shows how far Aramco’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management (P&SCM) has come along its Digital Transformation journey.
This Founding Day (Thursday, Feb. 22), celebrate the founding of the First Saudi State by Imam Muhammad bin Saud through a captivating event that showcases Saudi heritage, culture, and innovation.
“We are here because there are things that need our help. Like the planet. Like each other. Like animals. The world is like a garden, and we are its protectors”. - B.B. King. On January 30, 2024 my grandchildren and son-in-law decided to organize a picnic tour of the Sydney Botanic Gardens in Australia.
Ithra’s Creative Solutions Residency Program punctuated the completion of its third cohort with the unveiling of five groundbreaking immersive technology prototypes designed by emerging Saudi creatives who now are one step closer to bringing their concepts to market.
Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister and Aramco’s corporate management have stressed the critical role of oil and gas in the future energy mix, while underscoring the need for both a reduction in emissions and lower carbon energy at a major conference hosted by the company in Dhahran.
Aramco president and CEO, Amin Nasser, drew attention to unrealistic global energy narratives during the opening of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), held at the Dhahran Expo in Dammam.
Contemporary artist Adel Abidin's Aan (On), is an intricate tapestry with imagery created by thousands of hand-stamped impressions. The artwork weaves figurative threads to tell the tale of the fragility of history. An independent jury selected Aan from more than 10,000 submissions to win last year's Ithra art prize.
The ARAMCO Retiree Golf Group has two trips planned for 2024 that include Palm Springs, CA April 15 - 19 and Irving, TX August 30 – September 2, which will be held in conjunction with the ARAMCO Annuitant Reunion at the Omni Hotel in Las Colinas.
Take a look back at the top hits and highlights of 2023 including our favorite photos, stories, celebrations, and more. Thanks to all our readers, contributors, and sponsors for another great year!
In 2024 AramcoWorld is marking 75 years of transcending cultural barriers. From its early days as an intra-company newsletter seeking to enrich understanding between employees in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and the original Aramco headquarters in New York, it evolved into a contemporary cultural magazine focused on engaging with external audiences globally. The first story in this series shares the stories of some of those closest to the publication.
Your Royal Highnesses. Your Excellencies. Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning. As IPTC Executive Committee Chairman, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Dhahran for IPTC 2024. It has been two years since Saudi Arabia last hosted the IPTC...
On January 24, 2024, forty-five thousand cricket lovers gathered to see the Big Bash League (BBL) Final between Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat at the Sydney Cricket Ground. I, Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Badge #140948, bought entry tickets for the entire family well in advance.
I am Md Zaid Shafiq, the grandson of Saudi Aramco employee Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Badge #140948, Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services (1977 to 2010). I would like to share a report about my recent attendance at The Man’Exe-2023 Conference with the Aramco Expats global community.
The vast Arabian desert covers almost the whole of the Arabian Peninsula. Sweeping through its sunbaked center is Saudi Arabia’s ad-Dahna Desert, forming a mighty vertical arc that connects the Kingdoms’ northern an-Nafud and southern Rub’al-Khali deserts.