AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 27, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 27, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Fenced to protect excavations that since the 1950s have yielded remains of at least 10 Neanderthals, Shanidar Cave lies in the foothills of the Baradost Mountains in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq.

Cem Karan Receives PhD in Computer Sciences

Cem Karan Receives PhD in Computer Sciences

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Third generation Aramco brat Cem Karan received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Computer Sciences this month. His proud parents, Aramco retiree Ned and Carole Karan, and Cem's also-proud wife were able to watch and listen to his defense of his thesis on robotics on Zoom video.

6 Reasons to Consider a Boarding Education for Your Child

6 Reasons to Consider a Boarding Education for Your Child

BY Anderson Education / /

Deciding on a boarding school education for your child is a huge emotional and financial decision. As parents we all want the best for our children including the best possible education to ensure that they achieve their academic potential, learn life skills that are going to prepare them for adulthood and above all are happy in themselves.

Bedouin Silver: Treasures from the Sands of Time

Bedouin Silver: Treasures from the Sands of Time

BY Brid Beeler / /

My love affair with the Bedouin silver jewelry of the Arabian Peninsula began with a weekend jaunt to the old souq in Riyadh in 1989. We parked in a dirt car park and trudged along a dusty track past stalls selling all manner of household goods and car parts before reaching an area where Bedouin women were selling jewellery.

Aramco Crude Oil Assay: Ensuring Decades of Quality Arabian Oils

Aramco Crude Oil Assay: Ensuring Decades of Quality Arabian Oils

BY The Arabian Sun / /

No two samples of crude oil are identical. Unlocking crude oil’s composition secrets is critical information for our customers. It is also fundamental work toward maintaining Aramco’s oil and gas production value chain. Just like each sand grain is different, each crude oil type has its own exclusive chemical and molecular characteristics.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 5

"Dear Folks": Chapter 5

BY Ken Slavin / /

Mildred Webster continues to be a faithful correspondent as she settles into the new house in Dhahran, works on committees and keeps up with the increasing “social whirl” that is expected of the wife of an up-and-coming Aramco executive. 

Desert Designs - Celebrating 30 Years of Distinctive Saudi Design

Desert Designs - Celebrating 30 Years of Distinctive Saudi Design

BY Mark Lowey / /

In this piece, Mark Lowey chronicles the story of Desert Designs and its founders, Qamar Ahmed and Farid Bukhari, who own the unique, family-run interior design studio, home décor gift shop and art gallery, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, that is dedicated to Saudi culture and Islamic design.

CEO Ramadan Message

CEO Ramadan Message

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dear colleagues, As we begin the blessed month of Ramadan this year, we are continuing to successfully adapt to new realities. Everyone who is a part of this great company has shown agility, patience, and flexibility during this time. And all of us are contributing to a vital purpose...

Help Hali Conquer Cancer - Organized by Gary Bain

Help Hali Conquer Cancer - Organized by Gary Bain

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Gary Bain, retired manager of Aramco aviation, is managing a GoFundMe page for his granddaughter Hali who is fighting cancer. Hali urgently needs help with medical bills, including treatments, surgeries, and hospital stays as well as living expenses.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 4

"Dear Folks": Chapter 4

BY Ken Slavin / /

Mildred Webster, the official family “correspondent,” starts off the New Year of 1947 with a full report on Christmas activities in the camps, hopes for the family’s first home leave later in the year, and observations about her husband’s “playing” the Roupee market in Bahrain.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 13, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - April 13, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

This is pepper country, the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta declared of Malabar, India’s southwest coast along the Arabian Sea. Admiring the tropical forests and hills made bountiful by monsoon rains, there was “not a span of ground or more but is cultivated,” he observed.

Happy 10th Birthday Hooriya Naushad Shah

Happy 10th Birthday Hooriya Naushad Shah

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Hooriya Naushad Shah, daughter of Engr. Syed Naushad Shah, celebrated her 10th birthday on April 5th. Hooriya is the granddaughter of Syed Yousaf Shah, Aramco Badge ID 71533.

A Trip to the Dhahran Heritage Gallery

A Trip to the Dhahran Heritage Gallery

BY Anushka Bose / /

It was a beautiful, sunny morning, with the winter breeze in the air and a lightness in my heart. My parents and I had just finished breakfast at the Dining Hall, and we were walking back to our 6th street home.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 3

"Dear Folks": Chapter 3

BY Ken Slavin / /

The summer and fall of 1946 turn out to be eventful times for Aramcons. Mildred Webster reports on a polio scare and resulting quarantine in Dhahran; Fourth of July celebrations in the camps; the continued arrival of wives and children from America; Arabia’s first American schoolhouse and the formation of the first Girl Scout troop in the Kingdom...

5th KSA Reunion - Save the Date

5th KSA Reunion - Save the Date

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Mark your calendars! The 5th KSA Reunion will be held March 1-14, 2023. The Office of the KSA Organizing Committee will be launched on March 1, 2022. Registration will commence on October 1, 2022. More information will be forthcoming prior to October 1st, 2022 to enable qualified participants to register...