It was the winter of 1952. Aramco had just produced its 300 millionth barrel of oil. The Administration building was so new that the parking lot is still unpaved. A crowd gathered to hear an approaching sound in the air. It wasn't sleigh bells. The reindeer had given out around Safaniyah but it was still the sound of Christmas in Dhahran, sixty-one years ago. Merry Christmas. We would like to thank Tim Barger for sharing his video with Aramco ExPats' Online Community. Tim is the publisher of Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil, Out in the Blue: Letters from Arabia 1937 - 1940, Oman Emerges, Arabian Knight and many more. For more information, visit Selwa Press.

Santa in Dhahran Saudi ArabiaWhere are the reindeer?
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