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-listed Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) awarded a mining services contract to Saudi Arabia-based Jac Rijk Al-Rushaid Contracting at its Mansourah-Massarah gold mine as it looks to boost gold production.
Next up was the core domestic route, Jeddah to Riyadh, although this includes services that continued elsewhere. For example, some Jeddah-Dhaka flights routed via Medinah or Dammam, while a number of Jeddah-Lahore and Jeddah-Colombo services were via Riyadh or Dammam ... Riyadh to Dhaka.
French luxury fashion and perfume house Givenchy will premiere its Fall 2021 precollection by Mathew M. Williams at an exclusive, dedicated pop-up store at Centria Mall, the premier luxury shopping complex in Riyadh... The Givenchy pop-up at the Centria Mall in Riyadh will be open from May 3 to August 3. – TradeArabia NewsService. .
RIYADH. The SaudiMinistry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has launched an electronic linkage service with six government bodies to serve the beneficiaries of the agricultural subsidies program. The move to automate work procedures will raise efficiency and speed up service ...
JEDDAH ... In 2020, the total amount overseas workers sent out of the Kingdom increased 19 percent to SR149.7 billion ... However, Mazen Al-Sudairi, head of research at Riyadh-based financial services company Al-Rajhi Capital, said this was not an accurate long-term reflection of the market and 2020 was an anomaly ... ....
The recognition came this time in the globally acclaimed umlaut report, specialised in measuring the performance of global networks, focusing on the efforts of Zain KSA in leading the development of the wireless network in all parts of the Saudi capital, Riyadh. .