Old Boys Meet in Hyderabad, India

Old Boys Meet in Hyderabad, India

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association(SAEEA), Hyderabad, India called a meeting of Old boys (young hearts) to meet and greet at the residence of Ghulam Ansari at Azizbagh, Tolichowki on Sunday afternoon, November 26, 2023.

Trip to Al Ula

Trip to Al Ula

BY Leslie Homolka Craigmyle / /

My colleague, Heather, and I were supposed to go to a wedding in Hyderabad, India that week in January 2022. However, COVID was still very much on the national consciousness and rumors were flying that if we went to India, we were not going to be able to return to Saudi.

Dhahran to London, May 1978 – Part 3

Dhahran to London, May 1978 – Part 3

BY Richard Thom / /

Back in Amman, we decided it was a good opportunity to visit the occupied West Bank and Israel. We organised a tour with a driver and guide. The tour included a taxi from Amman to the Allenby Bridge crossing, first built under Ottoman rule with subsequent rebuilds in 1918, 1927 and 1946 due to earthquakes and terrorism.

Good News From Lahore - Let's Be Happy

Good News From Lahore - Let's Be Happy

BY Junaid Idrees / /

Ex-Aramco family friends connected in Lahore, Pakistan after a long time, and were met with the good news of the launching of “Aramco Retirees Association – Pakistan (ARAP)”, based in Lahore. Aramco and its retirees continue to connect thousands of people. About 70 Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees and their families from Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, and the UK attended a grand dinner in Lahore on November 15, 2023. 

Indian Prime Minister's Letter to Amaan Younus

Indian Prime Minister's Letter to Amaan Younus

BY Ayesha Ifteqar / /

I am Amaan Younus the grandson of Saudi Aramco employee, Mohammed Ifteqaruddin, Badge #140948, Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services (1977 to 2010). I would like to share my achievement with the Aramco Expats global community. Based on the following announcement, I took a pledge as well as sent an essay, under the banner “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2023” (Discussion on exam 2023).

Dhahran to London, May 1978 – Part 2

Dhahran to London, May 1978 – Part 2

BY Richard Thom / /

From the Jordanian border post at Al-Omari, it took about 2 hours to reach Amman. We had treated ourselves by booking rooms at the newly built Ambassador Hotel, which overlooked the eastern part of the old city, with a breath-taking panoramic view, and more importantly a bar!

Up To Speed: Verstappen Caps Stellar Season with One Last Win

Up To Speed: Verstappen Caps Stellar Season with One Last Win

BY The Arabian Sun / /

An entertaining Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ensured a 2023 Formula 1 season that's long been settled as a competitive spectacle on a high, even if this year's dominant driver-team combination came out on top one last time.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 22, 2023

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 22, 2023

BY AramcoWorld / /

A unique co-production between Saudi Arabia and Japan is telling Arab tales in the burgeoning style of anime film. In 2018, on an upper floor of a modest office building in the Nakano district of western Tokyo, Mohammed Aldhafeeri adjusted his traditional Arab shamagh headdress and prepared to go into battle.

Up To Speed: Drama in Las Vegas Leads Up To Yet Another Max Verstappen Victory

Up To Speed: Drama in Las Vegas Leads Up To Yet Another Max Verstappen Victory

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Formula 1 achieved something incredible just by making its new Las Vegas Grand Prix — a Saturday night street race on a super-fast circuit encompassing the city's famous Strip — happen. And the epic race that ensued more than lived up to the expectation created by a week of glitzy build-up.

Dhahran to London, May 1978 – Part 1

Dhahran to London, May 1978 – Part 1

BY Richard Thom / /

In May 1978 three of us drove back to the United Kingdom. Many people have driven to Europe from Saudi Arabia or vice versa and the reasons vary - from picking up a new car in Europe, taking a holiday, starting or finishing a contract, or simply a great adventure.

More Musings

More Musings

BY Alan McKeegan / /

Thought a picture of my folks might help jog some of the older memories out there. Mom and Dad are Helen and Barney McKeegan who spent about 10 years in Dhahran. My dad arrived in the field in 1944. My mom and I along with my two sisters arrived in 1947. My sisters are Maureen and Sharon. Maureen was one of the founders of the original BRATS group.

Aramco Produces First Unconventional Tight Gas in South Ghawar

Aramco Produces First Unconventional Tight Gas in South Ghawar

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has successfully produced the first unconventional tight gas from its South Ghawar operational area two months ahead of schedule. This development supports Aramco’s strategy to increase gas production by more than half over 2021 levels, through 2030, subject to domestic demand.

Aramco Wins Global Infrastructure and Building Award for Smart City Platform A’amer

Aramco Wins Global Infrastructure and Building Award for Smart City Platform A’amer

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has been recognized on the world stage for its adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The company’s A’amer platform, which revolutionized the management of residential and commercial facilities and services at the company’s Dhahran headquarters...

Master Hamza Ahmed Khan Ghouri 1st Happy Birthday

Master Hamza Ahmed Khan Ghouri 1st Happy Birthday

BY Zara Imran / /

Time flies, right? Can you believe this baby just turned one? Master Hamza Ahmed Khan Ghouri, son of Bushra Irshad and Kamran Ahmed Khan Ghouri turned one, on 24th October 2023. His first birthday was celebrated on 28th October because of the weekend.

AramcoWorld - November 2023

AramcoWorld - November 2023

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.