On the first of a thousand and one nights, beguiling Scheherazade began a career as talespinner extraordinary.
A 200-foot-high flare of smoke and flame signaled the dramatic beginning of a famous oil well fire in eastern Saudi Arabia.
No two mosques are exactly the same, for architects and builders always draw on native inspiration and material.
In 1848, sixteen American sailors carried out a friendship expedition to the inland waters of the Middle East.
The spot in the Persian Gulf where the sons of Sindbad once dropped their anchors is today the site of Aramco's offshore Safaniya Field.