Photos of Dhahran and Ras Tanura

There are two photo albums on Webshots by cindyandrob showing the Aramco compounds of Dhahran and Ras Tanura. The photo collections are available to view freely at webshots so I am asumming they won’t mind me posting a link from here.

Dhahran Saudi Arabia

Ras Tanura Saudi Arabia

A few things have changed since the photos as the compound was spruced up for the king’s visit in early 2008, but for the most part these photos show what it looks like here. As you can see Dhahran has become an artificial oasis since the days 75 years ago when it was started on the Dammam dome where oil was struck.



The glossary I compiled about Saudi Arabia and Islam has gotten buried in this blog so here is the link to it.   These were terms I came across in news articles and blogs and other resources on Saudi Arabia and Islam. They were taken from varius sources. If you have suggestions for other tems for the glossary, please let me know.  Thanks.

What Do You Want to Know?

Hi Everyone! Let me know what you wonder about our experience here in Saudi Arabia and I will write about it. It would be great if everyone who saw this post writes a comment below telling me what you want to know. We miss all our friends back “home” and would love to share and interact with you this way. We also are new enough to this experience that we still remember vividly what it was like to consider, decide, wait for visas, pack, and take off for this foriegn land.


Look to the left of this post. You will see a calendar. The week here starts on Saturday. That is the first school/work day of the week. the “week end” is at the end of the week. The weekend days are Thursday and Friday. It hasn’t been too hard to get used to.