The Shackled Slumberers

BY Nimah Ismail Nawwab / /

Poem by Nimah Ismail Nawwab. The voices of nations/ Silenced./ Generations upon generations,/ Stifled./ Powerful, creative minds/ Seized.

Haunted Dhahran

BY Britney B. / /

Did you know that certain parts of Dhahran are reputedly haunted? One area in particular seems to be a hive of paranormal activity.

Peter Swanson Weds Melanie Matic

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Peter D. Swanson, son of Fred and Laurie Swanson of Dhahran, married Melanie Matic on September 14, 2002 at the Unitarian Church in Morristown, New Jersey. The bride is the daughter of Hosea and Rosalinda Matic of South Orange, New Jersey.

The Longing

BY Nimah Ismail Nawwab / /

A poem by Nimah Ismail Nawwab - Freedom./ How this one word/ Haunts,/ Hooks,/ Entices us all!

Going Home for Good? Will You Have Enough?

Going Home for Good? Will You Have Enough?

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

As an expatriate heading home for good after living overseas for years, one of the biggest challenges you'll face is achieving the lifestyle you've earned with the retirement savings you have.

Dinner for Thirty-two: No Outside Catering, No Problem

BY Britney B. / /

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine was due to host dinner for her husband’s golfing buddies. The day before the dinner she telephoned the outside caterers to check everything was in order and discovered she had given them the wrong date.

Original Art

BY Britney B. / /

If you think you’ll never be able to afford a piece of original art to hang on your walls, then think again. You can have original art because you can create it yourself.

Love At First Flight

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Rachel Mary Upton, daughter of Tim and Sheila Upton of Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, married Hans Weaver Baldwin, son of Alec and Christina Baldwin of Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand on Friday, 14th, February 2003.

A Day Out In Dhahran

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Do you spend whole days in the house? Do you feel cabin fever taking hold? Then take a day trip out around Dhahran – you may be surprised at what you find. So, turn off the television, put down the book, leave the housework and let’s go touring.

Lucky Day

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Arabs believe that Hadh, Luck, is a gift granted only to a few. It is a trait like courage or intelligence, and is a requirement for successful leadership.

Being A Woman In Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

So many friends in the US have asked me to write something about what it is like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia. That is a big question that cannot be answered in a word.

Chris Stevens Weds Kim Anderson

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Chris Stevens, son of Ray and Sheila Stevens, was married in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 8, 2003 to Kim Anderson, daughter of Calvin & Melinda Anderson. Chris attended school in Abqaiq from 1978 - 1985 and was a returning student from 1990 - 1998.

Standard Oil Bulletin - September 1936

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Several months ago a cable message flashed out of the Near East, sped halfway around the world to offices of Standard Oil Company of California, in San Francisco.

Ad Vita per Aspera

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

In al Hasa fifty miles inland from the Persian Gulf a small drilling rig was helping to prove the existence of the great En Nala anticline, still the largest single complex of oil fields in the world. Sandy was "sitting" that well.

The Brannon Girls Engaged!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

What a joy to see both of our daughters engaged to such wonderful young men. It truly is an answer to our prayers. During the Christmas Holidays, both of our daughters accepted proposals.

Aramco Annuitants Northern Nevada Holiday Luncheon

BY Aramco ExPats / /

his year's Northern Nevada Aramco Annuitants' Christmas Luncheon was held on Sunday, December 8th at the home of Marsha and Roger Lindeken in Reno, Nevada. There were 38 Aramco ExPats in attendance. The most senior ExPats were Dick Hattrup, Hal Wood, Jean Huston and Bill Bartlett. Jan and Scott Conner were the most recent retirees.

Aramco Women Southern Nevada Luncheon - The Start of a New Tradition

Aramco Women Southern Nevada Luncheon - The Start of a New Tradition

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Wednesday, January 15th, 2003, twenty-nine former Aramco ExPat women came together to reminisce about their days of living in Saudi Arabia. Most of the attendees live in Las Vegas and the surrounding area but a few came from Arizona to join us for the afternoon.

Weather Data - Chart 2

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

Average Range In Temperature By Month - Chart 2, January - May 1950.