Over the last 80 years Saudi Arabia has undergone big changes, both socially and economically, as a result of substantial revenues from oil and gas deposits. So it is certainly interesting to learn more about this significant industry, and how it has influenced society and everyday life of the people of Saudi Arabia. A short 10-minute drive from Radisson Blu Hotel Dhahran you’ll find the headquarters of Saudi Aramco, where you can learn more about the interesting oil industry and it’s history at one of their exhibits.
Visit and learnWhen you’re in Dhahran you should make your way over to The Saudi Aramco Exhibit, just like the 150 000 students, tourists and dignitaries, from all over the world, do every year. The exhibit is a first-of–its-kind facility dedicated to energy education, split into eight sections covering all you ever wanted to know about oil and the Saudi oil industry. Learn about the process from exploration, drilling and production, to refining and shipping. The exhibit pays tribute to the Arabic and Islamic heritage, and is a nice way to get to know the place you’re visiting.
The 25,000-square-foot exhibit will entertain kids and adults alike, as there are many buttons to push, interactive displays and fun activities, including a movie about the enterprise. Explore it all by yourself or join a free, guided tour, lasting from one to one and a half hours, with English, French and German speaking guides.
Worldwide enterpriseSaudi Aramco is a state-owned oil company and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise, which is represented in the three major global energy markets of Asia, North America and Europe. The headquarters are in Dhahran, but there are offices and operations throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and 65,000 workers worldwide.
The Saudi Aramco is undoubtedly worth visiting when in Dhahran, as it’s so important to the Kingdom and everyone living in it. After a day of new impressions, jump into bed in one of the hotel’s spacious and relaxing rooms, or take in the city view from the breezy balconies.