Travel Blogs from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

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The night before Christmas, Saudi-style, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

The night before Christmas, Saudi-style

A travel blog entry by kevinwanders

... foul - pronounced "fool"; literally, beans, but practically short for foul meddames, a mixed bean dish served for breakfast thobe - Saudi term for the white dress-thingy the men wear gutra - Saudi term for the Arabian hat that consists of a handkerchief ...

"Let's go to the desert."

A travel blog entry by kevinwanders

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... ." That's about all that needed to be said to get four SUVs loaded with families into the desert half an hour south of Dhahran. The four vehicles took off into the dunes; we bounced around a little bit, turned through some soft sand, and then down a ...

Dammam, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Dammam

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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Major ...

One Month in KSA, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

One Month in KSA

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

         So, we have been here for a month now.  Things are starting to settle in a lot better.  I still have my moments of feeling homesick, but I just try to find things to do to keep myself busy. ...

Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan)

A travel blog entry by armour-barr

Wednesday 10th July, 9.30pm. First night of Ramadan. Wow! I just got back from a long walk on the nearby walking trail. The hot & humid night air was filled with prayers, chanted over loud speakers from the many mosques on camp. The beautiful, ...

our adventures so far......., Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

our adventures so far.......

A travel blog entry by armour-barr

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... Mobile-Heather: +966-551-296-052 Mobile-Terry: +966-551-289-240 Postal Address: Saudi Aramco P.O. Box 9951 Dhahran, 31311 Saudi Arabia Here is a Google Maps like to show where we now live: ...

Arrived in Dhahran - September 24, 2013, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Arrived in Dhahran - September 24, 2013

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

... or so.  We got our fingerprints scanned and pictures taken for visa processing.  We eventually arrived at our home in Dhahran compound around 2:30am.  It wasn’t what we expected but its a decent home.  A one level house, on ...

Friends from Calgary, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Friends from Calgary

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

... bit and his two kids while one was playing tennis.  They live on the Ras Tanura compound so they don’t come to the Dhahran camp too often.  He offered to drive us to commissary but we were in the middle of setting up tv.  Later one ...

Orientation day for Kal - September 26, 2013, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Orientation day for Kal - September 26, 2013

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

Orientation day for Kal - September 26, 2013        Woke up early to get breakfast ready for Kal’s orientation day.  He got picked up at 8:15am by Aramco people/bus.  I went back to sleep after ...

Its very desert like, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Its very desert like

A travel blog entry by jenisonajourney

... with the dodgy hem stitching out of my carry on luggage and dragged it on before getting on the final flight to Damman airport. Saudi Arabia from the air looked hot, dusty and yellow, I thought it would be like the Australian Desert but this was another ...

Dhahran, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Dhahran

A travel blog entry by mesdale

Great hotel, just can't remember what it was called! There was a huge chess set in the garden, each piece was about 4 foot ...

Missing home, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Missing home

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

         Was getting updated on whatsapp and saw pics of my niece and nephews… made me feel really home sick.  My mom called so we talked for about 45 minutes, which was really nice!  I ...

Malls, Malls, Malls!, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Malls, Malls, Malls!

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

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... time, etc.. the list goes on.  But one thing to help us feel more at home are malls!  We've been to Mall of Dhahran and Rashid Mall so far.  They have some of the same stores but mostly stores that we've never heard of.  They ...

Day 4, Dahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by tsuniah

... placard bearer and to the hotel. Goin through customs is still a memory - I was wearing a leather coat [talk about a mistake in Saudi Arabia in July!  In my breast pocket I had a small bottle of men's cologne - quite natural I had thought.  ...

Aug 20, 2011, Dhahran Al-Janoub, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Aug 20, 2011

A travel blog entry by dhahran

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The One With Leaving Saudi, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

The One With Leaving Saudi

A travel blog entry by traveljedi

... the guy behind us couldn’t have driven more erratic if he’d tried. By the time we got through Saudi passports it had been about an hour. I’d now left Saudi Arabia behind and was on my way to Bahrain and my holiday was really starting ...

Dhahran, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Dhahran

A travel blog entry by woolly

home again. By this point we have moved to the ARAMCO camp in Dhahran. Just down the street from ...

bits & pieces....., Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

bits & pieces.....

A travel blog entry by armour-barr

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... tucked away here in ex-pat compound land. Sometimes I have to remind myself of where we actually are!  There are a number of Saudi's living in the compound though, so we do see a lot of burqa's & thobes around the place. This sign I see ...

Is it really raining?, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Is it really raining?

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

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        I checked the forecast last week and it said it was going to rain but I didn’t believe it.  Woke up this morning and looked outside to check and it actually was raining.  Not big pouring ...

Week Four Dhahran, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Week Four Dhahran

A travel blog entry by jenisonajourney

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... I am hoping the food is better then the health messages. Ramadam finished this week and I am hoping that in week five in Saudi Arabia I may actually get to the mall everytime that I have tried to go it has been shut.  During Ramadam it doesn't ...

Big night out in Khobar, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Big night out in Khobar

A travel blog entry by jenisonajourney

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I've been in Dhahran for a week, the people have been amazing, so friendly and welcoming, I have been out for lunch / dinner / parties and today I am being taken shopping.  This will be my first trip out of the compound and into Khobar. In the ...

First Holiday Away from Home, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

First Holiday Away from Home

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

Life is full of first times for everything, and this was my first time away from home for Christmas.  I was doing good leading up to the day and day of I was ok too..  I went on Skype with my family and saw everyone; with the time difference it ...

Halloween on camp, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Halloween on camp

A travel blog entry by kal-linda

        Saudi Arabia doesn’t celebrate all the holidays like in Canada and US.  But here on camp Canadian and American people still celebrate the holidays.  For Halloween they had event setup at a ...

tonight marks the end of week 3 in Dhahran, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

tonight marks the end of week 3 in Dhahran

A travel blog entry by jenisonajourney

So weekend three and the start of week three in Dhahran, I finally made it to Ikea this weekend. Amazingly exactly the same as every other Ikea on the planet........ so that was uneventful.  I also made it to the mall, but it was closed because of ...

Bahrain via Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Bahrain via Persian Gulf

A travel blog entry by sierragirl

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From Thailand we sailed down through the Indian Ocean up through the Arabian Sea through the Gulf of Orman and into the Persian Gulf where we stayed for 3 months. We were the supply ship for the battle group. We supplied ships with food, ammunition, and ...

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