I have been gone from Arabia for over 57 years, excluding a one year military tour in 1976-77. A couple years ago, I had an occurrence of a melanoma skin cancer which was caught early and removed.
Colin and I lived and worked in Dhahran for nearly 25 years. He worked for Materials Supply and taught scuba diving and I worked at the Kennel Club, in various capacities for some years.
Death and injury recently struck the Aramco family in the form of a devastating fire at the Radium Compound in Al Khobar.
With the upcoming visit to the U.S. of Keeper of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman looming on the horizon, it caused us to think about the powerful ties the Kingdom has enjoyed with the United States dating from the famous meeting between King Ibn Saud and President Franklin Roosevelt aboard the cruiser USS Quincy on Egypt’s Great Bitter Lake in 1945.
Aramco ExPats has learned that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, head of the House of Saud, will visit Washington, DC in early September for meetings with President Barack Obama.
That is the motto of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Aramco Brat Brad Swayne, a master sergeant in the U.S. Army, served for three years as head of JPAC’s Forensic Photography Unit.
A former member of the Dhahran Junior Tennis Association has emerged as a true force with the women’s tennis team at the Air Force Academy in the United States. Natasha Rizvi, who got her start in tennis as a 9-year-old in Dhahran, recently garnered the International Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award in the United States.
Diminished interest in two cruises being promoted through the Aramco ExPats Travel Club has forced formal plans to be canceled.
We moved from Chicago to start working at Aramco in Dhahran in July, 1981. I worked at the ITC (Industrial Training Center) and our children, Aaron and Jason, attended the Dhahran schools.
Arabian Memories is very unique book in the fact that it is a combination of the author’s, Susan Gregory, memories of her stay in Abqaiq and Udhailiyah from 1990 to 2002 as well as having many cultural tidbits of Saudi and the Middle Eastern culture included for any who are preparing for a move to the Middle East.
Karachi As Seen By A British Soldier Sometime Between 1942 And 1947: Lively Street Scenes, Animals, Buildings, Life In Karachi Cantonment, Followed By The Journey Back Towards Britain On A Troop Ship Through The Suez Canal.
Even though I have never worked for Saudi Aramco, I have been a close follower of this company. I had to.
After 42 years of service with the company, senior drilling engineer consultant Iqbal Ahmed has retired.
For most Saudi Aramco expats, retirement means “going home,” but for Tom Owen, things will be a bit different.
In a previous newsletter we reported on a trip “North to Alaska” undertaken not long ago by Aramcon annuitant Fred Bobb (a.k.a. “Camelman”) and Barbara.
Habib ur Rehman is the son of Dr. Ata ur Rehman and Dr. Kiran A. Rehman and the grandson of Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan, V.P. of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association Karachi (SAEEA).
There is still time to act for people who would like to cruise the Méxican Riviera with the Aramco ExPats Travel Club in October but have not yet booked their places.
July 23rd, 2014 Shawn and Hannah Graham became Husband & Wife. The two families joined for 10 wonderful, memory making, happy, fun days.
Some people, like Aramco ExPat Fred Bobb, have all the luck. At this very moment, Fred and Barbara are cruising the southeastern coast of Alaska on a Celebrity Cruise ship.
In order to thank Almighty Allah for blessing the month of Ramazan Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated throughout the country with great religious enthusiasm on July 18, 2015.