The Golden Age of Islam

The Golden Age of Islam

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Earlier this year, three feature articles on the history of Saudi Arabia appeared in this newsletter. They were based on materials available from the Saudi Speakers Bureau. This week we return to that subject with a fourth installment.

Giving Thanks Around the World

Giving Thanks Around the World

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Thursday of this week, Americans will celebrate their Thanksgiving. This is a time when families and friends gather together to celebrate fellowship and give thanks for God's blessings.

Do You Remember Being a Girl Scout in Saudi Arabia?

Do You Remember Being a Girl Scout in Saudi Arabia?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Girl Scouts in Dhahran are celebrating their 70th anniversary and we are calling all former Aramcons who were part of Dhahran Girl Scouts to share their memories.

Disqus as in "Discuss"

Disqus as in "Discuss"

BY Aramco Expats / /

Earlier this year, we entirely rebuilt AramcoExPats.com from the ground up, introducing a new look and feel while retaining the best features of our previous website. We did this in part as a planned evolution, where upgrades and improvements are essential if we are to successfully serve your needs.

A Swimmingly-Good Time

A Swimmingly-Good Time

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco Brat, Fred (a.k.a. “Camelman”) Bobb, wrote about a two-person mini-reunion he had this past weekend with Aramco Annuitant, Jamie(a.k.a. “Jim”) Clark. Camelman and Jamie used to work together in Ras Tanura, where together they coached the Razorfish swim team from 1985 to 1987.

The Other Tacoma

The Other Tacoma

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For many of you readers, when you hear the word “Tacoma” you think of the pint-sized pickup manufactured by Toyota bearing that name. Unlike what some companies have done creating unique marketable names for their products, Toyota didn’t invent “Tacoma” out of thin air.

The Restaurant Where “13” Is a Lucky Number

The Restaurant Where “13” Is a Lucky Number

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you're an Aramco annuitant, it's pretty much guaranteed that you like to travel. It's likewise pretty much guaranteed that you've discovered a local eatery or two in your various stops along the way that you welcome an excuse to return to whenever your journey takes you near.

Bringing Light to the World

Bringing Light to the World

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Many people over the years have asked what made me decide to launch AramcoExPats. The simplest answer is, To promote greater mutual understanding between the Kingdom and people of Saudi Arabia on the one hand and the people of the world outside the Peninsula on the other hand.

Images Galore from Monterey

Images Galore from Monterey

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Scores of images taken at the recent annuitant Hafla in Monterey have been uploaded to the website. Visit the Gallery to view shots of 270 happy Aramcons enjoying such pleasures as dining, dancing, chatting with friends, touring the town and in general sharing in the unbridled joy of being an Aramco ExPat.

Things Were Hopping at the Monterey Hafla

Things Were Hopping at the Monterey Hafla

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Some 270 Aramco annuitants and friends descended upon the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, California this weekend to commence another bi-annual Hafla.

Recalling Old Memories and Making New Ones

Recalling Old Memories and Making New Ones

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Events like the upcoming Hafla reunion in Monterey, California offer us opportunities both to recall fond memories from the past and accumulate more material for building new memories to reflect on in the future.

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - October 2016

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - October 2016

BY Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare / /

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Wellbeing Magazine, where the latest health and wellness news, and current and upcoming events, is available at the click of a button.

Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Stop worrying about the U.S. presidential election and start worrying about something far less controversial and much more fun, the 2016 Aramco Hafla Annuitants Reunion at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California starting Monday, the 24th of this month.

Life in Cowboy Country

Life in Cowboy Country

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Everywhere you look on the map of the U.S., you'll find an Aramco annuitant or two or sometimes more. Cheyenne, the state capital of Wyoming, is no exception.

Third Aramco Reunion in Toronto

Third Aramco Reunion in Toronto

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The sun was out, the sands inviting, the kites flying, the turquoise blue water, the sail boats and a little nip in the air heralding the end of summer. Yes it was a perfect day at Woodbine Beach Park in Toronto and welcomed 43 former aramcons on Sunday, September 25th, 2016, to reminisce and share the good times we had in Saudi Arabia.

Reilly Financial Advisors Opens New Office in Prague

Reilly Financial Advisors Opens New Office in Prague

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Middle East… check. North America… check. Europe? Check! After decades of working with Expats and understanding the unique challenges for those living and working overseas, the team at RFA is delighted to announce the launch of our new office in Prague, Czech Republic!

Second Chances at the Chelsea Education and Community Center

Second Chances at the Chelsea Education and Community Center

BY Louis Spencer / /

In the fall of 2014 I was fortunate enough to become associated with NOH. A fellow teacher, John Lambert, became aware of this organization and introduced his Saudi Aramco Student Group to the home during their annual trip to Nepal.

Texas, Land of Legends

Texas, Land of Legends

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ever since I was a child, I have been hearing stories about how everything in Texas is bigger—the land, the people, the legends, everything. The more time I spend in Texas as an adult, the better I understand how this mystical aura of greatness came to be.

Chicken-Fried Texas

Chicken-Fried Texas

BY Aramco ExPats / /

During a recent 10-week stay in Texas, I found myself more deeply immersed in the food and lore of the Lone Star State than I ever had been before in my many previous trips to the land of oil wells, 10-gallon hats, Longhorn cattle and football, lots of football.