"We launched a global architectural competition, inviting some of the world’s best-known architects to come up with designs for the Center. We ultimately chose the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta...
Driving along the beaches of Tarut, Saihat, and Safwa, a person will pass by places with extensive mangrove forests, and this year some entrepreneurs are monetizing those places sustainably via bees. Like fruit trees, mangroves grow flowers that turn into small, green fruits, and the bees are loving the nectar they are finding.
Abdullah M. Al-Ghamdi has retired as vice president of Gas Operations after a career spanning 37 years. Al-Ghamdi was recognized at a ceremony in Aramco’s Dhahran headquarters by corporate management. Nabil K. Al-Dabal, outgoing vice president of Human Resources (HR), has praised Aramco’s efforts on employee development on his retirement from the company.
"Over the past 30 years, Aramco and China's bilateral relations have grown far beyond the buying and selling of crude oil, to a diversified investment portfolio, and even joint operations." — Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani.
Anthony G. “Tony” Morcos will be retiring from Aramco after more than 13 years in Saudi Arabia, and more than 11 years with the company. His most recent position has been a facilities planning specialist in the Process Automation Group of the Facilities Planning Department.
Abdul-Karim G. Hedjazi and wife Sururul-Ain Ututalum Hedjazi celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 3, 2021 at home due to COVID-19. We were in Saudi Arabia for 21 years and retired in March 1994. We lived and worked in both Dahran and Ras Tanura.
David Thomas happened upon a unique flea market find - a sword with the name Dr. T. C. Alexander inscribed on the blade and an accompanying document that speaks to the sword's great significance. It begins, "I present to my friend, Dr. T. C. Alexander, a memorial gift in recognition of his remarkable services and continuous kindness to the Saudi patients in the Dhahran Arab Hospital. This gift is the sword of my father, Abdul Aziz ibn Madhi..."
Basketry is a time-honored tradition with relevance to societies around the world. From Asia to the Middle East, from Africa to the Americas, basketry is part of everyday life. From carrying food to storage, these traditional vessels are primarily woven by women, less so by men.
Aramco has launched a new medium of transportation for employees commuting from al-Hasa to Abqaiq, utilizing the existing rails with a new scheduled trip, designated for Aramco employees.
All personnel, whether Americans, Canadians, Brits, Filipinos, South Americans, Europeans, Indians, Bangladeshis or Sri Lankans, were on differing pay scales at Aramco. This stratification was originally designed to compensate people in relation to their standard of living back home.
There are two main festivals in Islam: Eid-ul-Fitr, which signifies the completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha, the greater Eid, which follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, at the time of Qurbani (sacrifice).
At the end of the 19th century, the East African archipelago of Zanzibar was the capital of cloves. Ninety percent of the world’s cloves grew there. People used cloves for numbing a toothache, seasoning a biryani or pulao rice dish or even for stringing into an ornamental, aromatic necklace.
As Ken and Mildred Webster wrap up their long leave over the summer of 1955 – having completed a month-long tour of Scandinavia before returning to Ken’s hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, to visit relatives and friends for the summer...
My introduction to Arabian patience was with one of my husband’s colleagues in Japan. He wanted to lease a large family mover, a huge SUV by Japanese standards, for his Saudi wife, the maid and his six children. He went to the dealership and took an entire eight-hour day to bargain the salesman down.
It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Mary Ann Reilly, beloved wife of RFA Chairman Emeritus Don Reilly, mother of RFA President Frank Reilly, and grandmother to the remainder of RFA’s Reilly family.
Exploring the island nation of Bahrain means venturing between two contrasting realities: The futuristic modern architecture and the ancient fortresses by the sea. On an island so attentive to modernity you would never expect to find in the downtown alleys the beauty of dwellings from the past.
Shafiq Ahmed Khan, Saudi Aramco Ex-employee badge number 73789, celebrated his 74th Happy Birthday in Karachi along with his granddaughter baby Armeen Khan who also celebrated her 10th Happy Birthday along with her grandfather.
In this edition of Enviro News, learn more about Yanbu’ Refinery Water Conservation Initiative, The Story Behind Acrylamide, Products from Carbon Dioxide, Water Sustainability Matters, Health Risks of Mobile Phone Technology, and more...
In 1980 Saint Laurent acquired Jardin Majorelle, his third and largest Marrakesh villa and former home of another French artist whose life and work was inspired by the city; painter and gardener Jacques Majorelle. The Jardin Majorelle is now a popular museum and garden.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Brid Beeler, a pioneer of inbound adventure desert tourism to Saudi Arabia. Back in the 1990s, when she founded her own travel company Worlds Apart Expeditions...