Ramadan in Remote Areas

Ramadan in Remote Areas

BY The Arabian Sun / /

From Tanajib to Jazan and all points in between and elsewhere, Ramadan is a time each year like no other, and this year even more than usual.

CEO Video Call to Riyadh Refinery Employees

CEO Video Call to Riyadh Refinery Employees

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In a recent video conference call with Saudi Aramco’s Riyadh Refinery and Distribution employees, Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser reiterated that the health and well-being of every employee is essential for the company’s business continuity plans to succeed.

Mohammed Arshad Bids Farewell to Aramco After more than 38.5 Years

Mohammed Arshad Bids Farewell to Aramco After more than 38.5 Years

BY The Arabian Sun / /

After more than 38.5 years with Saudi Aramco, senior planning and performance analyst Mohammed Arshad retired this week. His decades of service to the company brought him to all corners of the Kingdom, beginning his career in October 1981 in Yanbu’, working as an admin assistant in the Yanbu’ Shops Division. 

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part II

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part II

BY Carol Colly / /

We got up at 8:00 A.M. It was still windy, but the sky was clear. While climbing on the lava, Ron saw a long, skinny, brown snake. A herd of goats and sheep came through the camp and everyone took pictures of them. The Zbitowskys followed them...

Recognize Anyone from this 1973 Aramco Magazine Cover Photo?

Recognize Anyone from this 1973 Aramco Magazine Cover Photo?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

UK resident Mel Trotter supplied this image of a 1973 Aramco magazine cover that includes him, and we're hoping to identify others that are also in the photograph. Of the magazine cover, Mel explains, "it cheered me up when I looked at it the other day."

Twins, 91, Riding Out Quarantine Together with Daily Pep Rallies

Twins, 91, Riding Out Quarantine Together with Daily Pep Rallies

BY The San Diego Union-Tribune / /

For two weeks now, Jackie Voskamp and Joyce Kriesmer have barely left the apartment they share at the Vi at La Jolla Village senior complex. The 91-year-old identical twins are in a high-risk age group for COVID-19, so they have been in self-imposed lockdown.

AramcoWorld - Teaching from home? Teaching at home? We can help!

AramcoWorld - Teaching from home? Teaching at home? We can help!

BY AramcoWorld / /

Our free Classroom Guides are complete lesson plans you can adapt to home or online teaching. Today on Earth Day, we are taking a closer look at how conservationists in Lebanon are solving problems in order to save their country’s iconic cedar trees, Cedrus libani.

Taif’s Culinary Rose

Taif’s Culinary Rose

BY Catherine Enfield / /

It is a long, curvy drive up the Saudi Arabian mountain to Alhada and then Taif, enough to make anyone motion sick. Yet many of life’s most beautiful things are found at the top of a climb. So it is with one of the world’s most expensive commodities–rose water and the rose oil that distills along with it.

Drew Irving Shares Fond Memories of His Time in Saudi Arabia

Drew Irving Shares Fond Memories of His Time in Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Drew Irving worked for the Fluor Corporation SERVORG group that provided Engineers and Construction Specialist directly to Aramco project engineers to be "their eyes and ears" on all the projects going on at that time throughout the Eastern Province.

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part I

Journey to the Hejaz: Wahba Crater and Beyond - Part I

BY Carol Colly / /

The object of this trip was to visit the Wahba Crater and the Mahad ad Dahab Gold Mine. Our returning-student children, Pam and Steven, were with Wally and I. We traveled with Ron, Celeste, Britanny, and Holly Zbitowsky...

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part I

Camping with Camels: My Introduction to the Kingdom - Part I

BY Brid Beeler / /

This year marks the 31st anniversary of my first setting foot in Saudi Arabia. Back then, it was still a sleepy, laid back place with little in the way of entertainment or amenities. So, as expats , we made our own entertainment and...

Reconnecting with Wallace Colly

Reconnecting with Wallace Colly

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Camping trips are among the most treasured family memories and many an Aramcon family ventured beyond the gates of Aramco camps to experience the great outdoors. In December 2000, Wallace Colly and his family, along with another 'Udhailiyah family, made a memorable camping trip to the Hijaz region.

Aramco Supporting Communities at Home and Abroad

Aramco Supporting Communities at Home and Abroad

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In the worldwide fight to slow the spread of COVID-19, Saudi Aramco is doing its part to ensure the world has access to the energy it needs while also protecting the health and safety of its people wherever they work and live.

AramcoWorld Brings Lessons of the Globe to Schoolchildren Stuck at Home

AramcoWorld Brings Lessons of the Globe to Schoolchildren Stuck at Home

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In Austin, Texas, at Garza Independent High School, doors are shut and classrooms are empty. On the school’s website, a letter that principal Linda Webb wrote in reaction to the COVID-19 shutdown says, “All Garza students are expected to log on to Garza Online and continue their academic coursework remotely.”

Saudi Arabia: 1949 - 1951 (Part I)

Saudi Arabia: 1949 - 1951 (Part I)

BY Bob Waters / /

Our flight plan from New York included many stops for refueling; first in Newfoundland, then to Lisbon, Portugal for an overnight to let the flight crew get some rest, onto Rome, Italy, Beirut, Lebanon and finally Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The overnight in Portugal was fun.