“Play’s the Thing”: Dhahran Theatre Group members stage an impromptu performance in honor of the 29th Annuitants Reunion on the steps of the reunion venue in Asheville, N.C.
“Seize the day!” signals retiree Adrianus Verhoeven, now 77. As a Tapline employee, he cycled 3,730 miles home to Holland in 1960; in 2012, he topped that with a 3,872-mile ride across the United States.
Do you know where to find the only house to be built in Dhahran with a chimney? Or in which residential garden the first grass was grown? Or maybe you would like to find out which public building has a secret door into its roof or the location of the first dedicated training center for Saudi women.
More than 600 delegates traveled to the Royal Commission in Yanbu’ to attended the annual Saudi Downstream Conference held March 4 and 5. The conference brought together key stakeholders and businesses from throughout the region to discuss how to maximize opportunities from the Saudi downstream sector of petrochemicals and renewables.
Saudi Aramco, GE and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced today the launch of the first all-female business process services center in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Like a modern-day Pied Piper, Kinda Hibrawi greets children at Camp Zeitouna in northern Syria. Her project is one of three involving individuals with company connections that are profiled in “Changing Lives, One at a Time.” Photograph by Mohammed Ojjeh.
Former Dhahran Consulate Deputy Principal Officer Colbert Held chats with Baylor University graduate student Corrine Peters at his exhibition of 250 photographs focusing on the Middle East, which runs through May 15 at the Waco, Texas, school. Photograph by Arthur Clark.
Thousands of runners crowded the start lines of both the full marathon and half marathon on race day, Jan. 13, to fulfill their dream of participating in one of the most celebrated running events in the United States — and indeed around the world — despite bouts of pouring rain that continued to drench the streets of Houston.
Three cheers! Participants gave the 28th biennial Annuitants Reunion in Tucson a big thumbs up. Photograph by Arthur Clark.
Tim Barger and Sally Duncan stroll by one of the great Nabataean tombs at Madain Salih—a stop for former Aramcons and family members honored in February for returning archeological artifacts to the kingdom. Photograph by Arthur Clark.
Elinor Nichols could never have guessed nearly half a century ago that a visit with her late husband Roger to a remote sand buffeted fort in the eastern desert of Saudi Arabia would spark a journey that would see her return earlier this month as a guest of royalty.
Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture has joined hands with the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) to encourage the donation and return of Saudi Arabian archeological artifacts currently in private collections around the world. Saudi Aramco signed an agreement with the SCTA on Dec. 26 to cooperate in recovering valuable heritage artifacts.
Saudi Aramco has passed another environmental milestone with the publication of the Marine Atlas of the Western Arabian Gulf. The atlas is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and offers a unique window into the diverse, rich marine and coastal environments of the Arabian Gulf.
Benny and Carol Cespedes were visiting Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for its now-rebuilt Stari Most bridge between religious communities, this spring when their home in Austin, Texas, burned in a wildfire.
When Michael Canady retired, he returned to his hometown of Chicago, bought half a flower shop and set up a chocolate company. Now he’s teaching as well as making delicious truffles, pralines and bark.
Some big players in the world economy visited the Khurais Field on Oct. 16 to learn about Saudi Aramco’s role in energy security.
A total of 386 retirees, family members and friends attended the 27th Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion, Orlando “Hafla” 2010, held Oct. 1-4. The Florida get together lived up to its name, turning out to be a dandy “family” gathering.
In the closing days of WWII, a camel left Hofuf bearing an unusual load. In one saddlebag it carried a tiny chestnut colt; in the other was a 55-gallon oil drum filled with water. The colt was gift from Amir Sa‘ud ibn Jiluwi, governor of the Eastern Province, to six-year-old Stevie Furman…
More than 750 people turned out for the 2009 Brats Reunion on Memorial Day weekend, May 21-24, in Los Angeles, arriving by plane, car and—in one case—motor scooter for what was probably the first such gathering held just a block away from the Arrivals Hall.