• Aramco Brats in the 60s and 70s


    Aramco Brats, the expatriate children of employees of Saudi Aramco oil company, (which was estimated in 2005 to be the world’s most valuable company) are a “third culture” group — think military brats, missionary kids — defined by their bi-cultural identity formed by living a not quite suburban American lifestyle in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, a province whose lands are more than half the Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert — sand and wind.