Tim Barger Publishes "Dhahran Fables: Fiesta Room Tales"

BY Tim Barger / /

In the late 1940s and early 1950s Dhahran, Saudi Arabia was a bare bones oil town in the middle of nothing but desert, a very different place then the Dhahran of today. There were no trees or lawns, no radio or television, and few amenities beyond the recreation center.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2012

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2012

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Tim Barger and Sally Duncan stroll by one of the great Nabataean tombs at Madain Salih—a stop for former Aramcons and family members honored in February for returning archeological artifacts to the kingdom. Photograph by Arthur Clark.

Ricky’s Trike - A Trip to the Philippines Sparks Generosity in Udhailiyah

Ricky’s Trike - A Trip to the Philippines Sparks Generosity in Udhailiyah

BY Kirk K. Peterson / /

Mr. Kirk Peterson has been teaching at Udhailiyah School for the past 10 years. He had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines this past December during the winter break. He worked in the Philippines for two years in the mid-1970’s when he was 19 years old.

SAEEA - March 2012

SAEEA - March 2012

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

SAEEA Monthly Meeting for March 2012

Antiquities Homecoming Project sees Artifacts Returned, Donors Honored

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Elinor Nichols could never have guessed nearly half a century ago that a visit with her late husband Roger to a remote sand buffeted fort in the eastern desert of Saudi Arabia would spark a journey that would see her return earlier this month as a guest of royalty. 

SAEEA - February 2012

SAEEA - February 2012

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

SAEEA Monthly Meeting for February 2012

SAEEA - January 2012

SAEEA - January 2012

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

SAEEA Monthly Meeting for January 2012

Voices: Frank Reilly, On Advising People Abroad

Voices: Frank Reilly, On Advising People Abroad

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Frank Reilly is president of Reilly Financial Advisors, a La Mesa, Calif.-based investment-adviser firm. I work in a family business with my father, who started advising clients abroad thirty-seven years ago when his neighbors moved to the Middle East to work as schoolteachers.

Antiquities Homecoming Project Launched

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture has joined hands with the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) to encourage the donation and return of Saudi Arabian archeological artifacts currently in private collections around the world. Saudi Aramco signed an agreement with the SCTA on Dec. 26 to cooperate in recovering valuable heritage artifacts.

SAEEA - December 2011

SAEEA - December 2011

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

SAEEA Monthly Meeting for December 2011

SAEEA - November 2011

SAEEA - November 2011

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

SAEEA Monthly Meeting for November 2011

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco has passed another environmental milestone with the publication of the Marine Atlas of the Western Arabian Gulf. The atlas is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and offers a unique window into the diverse, rich marine and coastal environments of the Arabian Gulf.

SAEEA - October 2011

SAEEA - October 2011

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

SAEEA Monthly Meeting for October 2011

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2011

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2011

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Benny and Carol Cespedes were visiting Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for its now-rebuilt Stari Most bridge between religious communities, this spring when their home in Austin, Texas, burned in a wildfire.

Introducing the Aramco ExPats Speakers Bureau

Introducing the Aramco ExPats Speakers Bureau

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Following the relaunch of Aramco ExPats, you might have noticed a new feature on our homepage. The Speakers Bureau is an educational resource that will allow Aramcons to share information about the rich history, culture, and industry of Saudi Arabia with their communities at home.

Hot Springs Village UUVC Explores the Middle East

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Sunday, July 10, 2011, members of the Unitarian/Universalist Church of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas presented a program discussing the history, geography, religion, and politics of the Middle East.