Riyadh (/rɨˈjɑːd/; Arabic: الرياض ar-RiyāḍNajdi pronunciation: [er.rɪˈjɑːdˤ], is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5.7 million people, and the urban centre of a region with a population of close to 7.3million people.
The city is divided into 15 municipal districts, managed by Riyadh Municipality headed by the mayor of Riyadh, and the Riyadh Development Authority, chaired by the governor of Riyadh Province, Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud. The current mayor of Riyadh is Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Almogbel, appointed in 2012. Riyadh has the largest all-female university in the world, the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University. It has been designated a global city.
During the Pre-Islamic era the city at the site was called Hajr (Arabic:حجر), and was reportedly founded by the tribe of Banu Hanifa. Hajr served as the capital of the province of Al Yamamah, whose governors were responsible for most of central and eastern Arabia during the Umayyad and Abbasid eras. Al-Yamamah broke away from the Abbasid Empire in 866 and the area fell under the rule of the Ukhaydhirites, who moved the capital from Hajr to nearby Al Kharj. The city then went into a long period of decline. In the 14th century, North African traveller Ibn Battuta wrote of his visit to Hajr, describing it as "the main city of Al-Yamamah, and its name is Hajr". Ibn Battuta goes on to describe it as a city of canals and trees with most of its inhabitants belonging to Bani Hanifa, and reports that he continued on with their leader to Mecca to perform the Hajj.
RIYADH ...Following the amendment, the investment service provider will be authorized to conduct dealing, keeping, arranging, and advising in securities business, according to a statement ... Saudi Arabia is a private limited company based in Riyadh.
RIYADH. More than five million examples of extremist content were removed from instant messaging service Telegram in the space of just two months ... Since the collaboration began in February, more than 7 million examples of extremist content have been removed from the instant messaging service.
RIYADH. The demand for residential housing units in Riyadh continues to grow despite the recent pandemic-infused slowdown, according to KPMG, citing a rise in population together with increasing urbanization driving demand in the first half of 2022 ...Rani Majzoub, Head of Real Estate Advisory at KPMG Professional Services.
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, Sep. 25, 2022, SPA -- GCC ministers and senior officials of civil service, labor and social development held in Riyadh their 18th periodical meeting, chaired ... .
RIYADH ... to distribute its cloud services in the Kingdom ... According to Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, managing director of Turkey, Middle East & Africa, Google Cloud, the new cloud solution will allow organizations around the region to grow and scale their offerings while delivering digital products and services faster.
RIYADH. Norway-based Global IT services company Crayon is fully invested in the future of Saudi Arabia’s artificial intelligence sector as its CEO forecasts the industry will contribute to 12.4 percent of the country’s gross domestic product by 2030 ... in Riyadh during the event.
23, Hilton RiyadhHotel and Residences is offering a variety of promotions to serve residents, travelers, and families within the Kingdom... Hilton Riyadh is offering board packages at half its standard rate, with credit worth SR92 ($24) redeemable toward food and beverage purchases.
Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, is expanding its footprint in the Saudi capital with the signing of a 170-key serviced apartment property, the very first NovotelLiving to operate in Riyadh... meeting spaces, fitness centre and a swimming pool.-- TradeArabia NewsService.
RIYADH. The US stock exchange, known as Nasdaq, will initially offer custody services for Bitcoin and Ether to institutional investors, the company’s executive vice president and head of North American markets, Tal Cohen, said.