Aramco is Saudi Arabian Oil Company and they know how to take care of their employees. If one is so lucky to get a job there, you are put on one of many camps that are more like mini cities. Each camp has everything and more that you would want in a community. Golf courses, pools, parks, walking paths, restaurants, grocery store, fitness centers, schools, hospitals, medical offices, beaches, motorcycle tracks, yacht club, horse stables, everything. They even have their own fire departments and EMT ambulance drivers. You don't ever have to leave the camp if you didn't want to. Each camp has their own schools with top notch teachers who teach an American curriculum. Teaching at Aramco is the best teaching position in the world, or at least one of them. It's like living in mini America but in Saudi Arabia and making more money then you possibly could need.
Here are just some of the things you would find on Aramco.
|Ariel view of part of the Dhahran Aramco Camp|
|Private Beach at the Yacht Club|
|Sailing the bay from the Yacht Club|
|Green belts around the housing (remember we are in the desert)|
|Well developed neighborhoods with nice tree lined streets|
|Parks with fountains|
|Never ending walking and bike trails|
|Parks, Parks, and more Parks|
|Yet another park|
|8 field Soccer/Football Park (there are several smaller ones throughout the camp)|
|One of many Softball/baseball fields|
|Well groomed areas|
|Full track with soccer pitch|
|Another residential area|
|Ariel view of Ras Tanura Aramco camp on the beach|
|AND....a full 18 hole golf course for only Aramco.|
These are just a few of the benefits from working for Aramco. Life on these camps is awesome. They all have their own recreational facilities and clubs for the kids. Lots of activities and plenty to do. These are just the facilities on the camp, but the main pull is the money. Very high pay, with retirement and an easy way to save money. AND Women can drive on the camps...No wonder people who work for Aramco don't ever want to leave.
Although we love working at ISG and our situation here in Saudi is ideal, this is our dream that we want to make come true.