Aramco LIFE: A New Way To Connect

Aramco LIFE: A New Way To Connect

BY Rawan Nasser / /

We take great pride in our publications. After all, they are the living memory of Saudi Aramco’s achievements and milestones, its community’s thriving culture, and the region’s most historic moments.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 03, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - February 03, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

The series Spice Migrations opens in Sri Lanka with one of the world’s favorite spices, which once grew exclusively on that island. Traders priced cinnamon like gold, and those who could get it used it for health as much as for flavor. A storm, and a Portuguese fleet, changed everything.

My Path to Learn the Arabic Language

My Path to Learn the Arabic Language

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ~ Franck Smith. During COVID-19 while going through lockdown, I decided to learn the Arabic language. Arabic is one of the official languages of the United Nations along with Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Habib Ahmed Weds Shazia Altaf

Habib Ahmed Weds Shazia Altaf

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The wedding of Habib Ahmed to Shazia Altaf took place in Lahore, Pakistan on 23rd January 2021. Shazia Altaf is the daughter of Altaf Hussain Butt, Aramco Badge #72271, who served in the Purchase Department in Ras Tanura.

Help Solve an Aramco Mystery

Help Solve an Aramco Mystery

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Two weeks ago my wife and I went into Khobar and stopped by a little coin shop. The owner had two Aramco medallions for sale. One says Safety Award and the date 1959. The other is an Award of Merit without a date.

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. It seemed a world apart from the heart of a bustling Sulamaniya/Olaya district we had come to love...

2020 Year in Review: Highlights from the Past Year

2020 Year in Review: Highlights from the Past Year

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Through our common bond, Aramco ExPats from around the world persevered in 2020. Meaningful stories, heartwarming photographs, and shared memories helped us stay connected which was needed more than ever. Here at AXP, we draw comfort from this and hope that you do as well. These are some of the highlights...

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.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 2020

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 2020

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

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.