The Return of the BHOG

The Return of the BHOG

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Astute AXP readers may remember us asking the loaded question, “What in the World Is a BHOG?” back on 15 July 2015. For those of you not in the know, “BHOG” stands for “Bahrain Hilton Outing Group”—the name a band of US expat annuitants...

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up in Sarasota, FL

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up in Sarasota, FL

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Saudi Aramco Retiree Golf Group held their second event this year at The Resort at Longboat Key Resort in Sarasota, Florida October 7-11, 2019. The gathering was hosted and organized by local residents Dennis and Beatriz Niemeyer...

Be a Part of Aramco ExPats Community News

Be a Part of Aramco ExPats Community News

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Not surprisingly, our readers truly enjoy the stories we share about Aramcons and their families. After all, each of us feels a special kind of kinship with those who are fondly thought of as members of our extended family. When we call upon our Aramco ExPats community to share stories or submit photographs...

May 1st, 1939: Part 3 of Distant Arabia

May 1st, 1939: Part 3 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

Distant Arabia part 3 - May 1st, 1939: Six years after the oil concession was signed the first tanker load of oil was shipped at Ras Tanura on this date. King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud arrived to celebrate the occasion. The tanker D.G. Scofield awaits offshore.

Opening Doors: Kingdom Begins Issuing Tourist Visas

Opening Doors: Kingdom Begins Issuing Tourist Visas

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco ExPats are all too familiar with the scenario. After describing the wonders of Saudi Arabia to a friend with gypsy feet who’s eager to experience these magical places for him- or herself...

Pearl Diving in the Gulf - 1938: Part 2 of Distant Arabia

Pearl Diving in the Gulf - 1938: Part 2 of Distant Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

We invite you to enjoy part 2 of the 12 part Distant Arabia video series. Next to dates, pearls were the biggest business in Al Hasa. Though the boom days of the 20s were long gone due to the Depression and the introduction of cultured pearls there was still a sizeable fleet.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 16, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 16, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

It was a Cairo composer who produced the world’s first electronic remix 75 years ago. Today, EDM fans and DJs from across the globe are gathering on the shores of the Red Sea at the annual Sandbox Festival.

Panorama 2019 – Issue 1

Panorama 2019 – Issue 1

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this issue, learn more about how to teach kids about safety, improve your online security, and promote inclusion of people with disabilities within your community.

Tackling Corrosion: A $2.5 Trillion Problem Globally

Tackling Corrosion: A $2.5 Trillion Problem Globally

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Internal corrosion in pipelines is one of the most significant challenges facing Saudi Aramco on a daily basis, more than 200 attendees from Saudi Aramco organizations were told recently at a forum and exhibition.

Aramco Brat and Pilot April Allen Joins JetBlue

Aramco Brat and Pilot April Allen Joins JetBlue

BY Claude Allen / /

If you happen to be flying on a JetBlue Airbus and hear the name April Allen announced as one of the pilots over the intercom, that would be April Allen (Dharan School '97). April’s Mom and Dad (Claude and Verna Allen, Dhahran 1985-2000)...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 03, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 03, 2019

BY AramcoWorld / /

A marvel of ultramodern architecture and engineering inspired by a simple arrangement of stones, The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, or Ithra, is one of Saudi Arabia’s newest sources of energy—creativity, culture and knowledge.

A Kingdom First: ‘Born a King’ Premieres at Ithra

A Kingdom First: ‘Born a King’ Premieres at Ithra

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The first Saudi movie to premier in the country, “Born a King,” was screened at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) during Saudi National Day celebrations. Based on the life of King Faisal ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, the movie recounts the tale of a then 13-year old prince, who was sent on a high-stakes diplomatic mission to Britain.