Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - October 2018

Abqaiq: The Friendly City Gazette - October 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Abqaiq The Friendly City Gazette is a free monthly publication published by the Southern Area/Central Region Community Services Department for Saudi Aramco employees and dependents in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Driving Riyadh - King of the Wadi

Driving Riyadh - King of the Wadi

BY Tim Barger / /

Hamud finished his pitch, and I was about to take the jeep for a spin when the call to evening prayer sounded and the din of the arena began to settle. I pulled out a thousand riyals deposit and said I’d return tomorrow with a friend to check out the mechanicals and close the deal

UNESCO Recognizes Wonders of Arabia

UNESCO Recognizes Wonders of Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Two weeks ago, an Aramco ExPats feature on Petra noted that the ancient capital of the Nabataean Empire has been named one of the “new” Seven Wonders of the World. Other countries in the Middle East, not just Jordan with Petra, are awash with stunning historical attractions...

Performing Umrah: A Family Trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Performing Umrah: A Family Trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

In September 2018, I planned to perform Umrah along with my wife, Zohra Iqbal, and my eldest daughter and her husband. As Zohra has been ill for some time but is now feeling better we thought it a good time to perform Umrah.

Saudi Aramco: Recharged Website Offering a Captivating Welcome

Saudi Aramco: Recharged Website Offering a Captivating Welcome

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Dhahran — Launched last week, Saudi Aramco’s refreshed website is a tantalizing discovery of modern stories about one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas companies, enticing viewers to know more by custom displaying content based on browsing choices.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 31, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - October 31, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

This dish reflects the multicultural environment of my upbringing; it combines local ingredients and my Chinese heritage wok cooking. I learned most of my basic culinary skills in my mother’s kitchen. She taught me everything—from raising livestock and preparing animals for slaughter, through the chopping block and ending at the dinner table.

Saudi Aramco Reinforces its Backing for Women Empowerment at Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium

Saudi Aramco Reinforces its Backing for Women Empowerment at Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, chaired the “Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium” (LEWAS), a leading industry event held at the Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Center from October 23-25, promoting efforts to increase professional opportunities for women engagement and leadership in the Downstream sector of the energy industry.

The Camel: A Mighty Force in History

The Camel: A Mighty Force in History

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“Do they not look at the camels, how they are made?” [Al-Qur’an 88:17] The horse, the cow, and the camel are the three most important animals in the history of the world. Without any one of them, the story of humankind would have to be rewritten. Without the camel, the story of Islam...

SAES - 75th Anniversary

SAES - 75th Anniversary

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools received more than six-hundred responses to a survey sent to alumni earlier this year. Inspired by the feedback and nostalgic stories we have decided to reach out to you again!

Al Subaie Retires Following Distinguished Career with Saudi Aramco

Al Subaie Retires Following Distinguished Career with Saudi Aramco

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Mohammed O. Al Subaie’s distinguished 25-year career with Saudi Aramco was celebrated earlier this month when executive senior management — past and present — as well as colleagues, friends, and family, gathered to recognize him for his contributions to the company and wish him well in his retirement.

Saudi Aramco SpiceRack Technology Wins at World Oil Awards

Saudi Aramco SpiceRack Technology Wins at World Oil Awards

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco won the Best Exploration Technology Award at the recently held 2018 World Oil Awards, honoring groundbreaking strides in the oil and gas industry. The technology is SpiceRack, an innovative robotized solution for seabed seismic acquisition.

Saudi Aramco Chairs Gulf Downstream Association Conference Promoting Strategic Investment, Innovation and Technology

Saudi Aramco Chairs Gulf Downstream Association Conference Promoting Strategic Investment, Innovation and Technology

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco, a founding member of the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA), is chairing the GDA 2018 International Downstream Conference & Exhibition held at the Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Center from October 23-25 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Bahrain.

Driving Riyadh - The Beast

Driving Riyadh - The Beast

BY Tim Barger / /

There were a lot of pick-up trucks available, though the Japanese models were too compact for me, and I wanted a back seat. The vehicles most closely to what we now call a SUV were the Chevy Blazer and the Toyota Land Cruiser, but they were new and pricey.

Petra: A Wonder to Behold

Petra: A Wonder to Behold

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Over the years, legions of ExPats living in the Kingdom and working for Aramco have taken advantage of their close proximity to the famous historical sites of the Middle East to explore their wonders in person. AramcoExPats publisher Vicci Turner was one of them. During her 25 years in Saudi...

Annuitants Applauded for Service at ‘Heart-of-Texas’ Reunion

Annuitants Applauded for Service at ‘Heart-of-Texas’ Reunion

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Austin — A Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion with a “heart-of-Texas” flavor recently unrolled near Austin, Texas. The reunion featured unique activities such as trapshooting and longhorn steer riding, plus a trio of banquets — including a gala hosted by Aramco Services Company (ASC) as a “thank you” for the participants’ combined centuries of work at the enterprise — as well as another event dubbed the Chuck Wagon Buffet.