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.
The SaudiForeign Ministry said the move reflects Riyadh’s aim of providing all Afghans with consular services ... Riyadh said it aims to establish “appropriate mechanisms” for aid to reach Afghanistan, which was hit ...
RIYADH. Female employees at the JusticeMinistry have been praised for their positive impact on service and performance, the Saudi Press Agency reported ... The ministry said that empowering women in the justice sector had reflected positively on the service provided to people, ...
RIYADH. NasdaqInc., the multinational financial services corporation that owns and operates three stock exchanges in the US, plans to switch over to Amazon Web Services cloud to reduce costs, Bloomberg reported.
“We see tremendous growth potentials in Central Asia, and this new service to Tashkent will serve to boost trade opportunities and attract tourists wanting to discover this beautiful destination ... Initially, the airline will operate the service with an Airbus A320 aircraft ... These operate services to destinations such as Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, and Ankara.
RIYADH ... The Jawazat clarified that the new service is available on the online platforms of Absher Individual, Absher Business, and Muqeem. The HR ministry said services related to work permits can be accessed through the Qiwa Platform and the electronic portal for labor services ... Ayman Hassan, an Egyptian expatriate working in Riyadh, said.
Samaco Automotive — the official Bugatti dealer in Saudi Arabia — opened the world’s largest showroom for Bugatti vehicles, covering an area of 250 square meters, at Riyadh’s I MALLLuxuryCars, Al-Nakhil ... “Thanks to Samaco Automotive, we now have our own home in Riyadh.” ... Samaco Automotive will also arrange a driving experience in Riyadh from Nov.
... ... ... ... ... ... . In April 2021, GMG extended its long-time presence in Saudi Arabia with a new headquarters office in Riyadh, which followed a new mega-warehouse facility also located in Riyadh. The company has increased its number of stores across the kingdom to over 100.-- TradeArabia NewsService. . .
RIYADH. The US’s Internal RevenueService revealed that $3.5 billion in cryptocurrency was seized during the fiscal year 2021 ...Crypto FOMO ... Daily trading. Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency in trading internationally, traded lower on Monday, falling by 1.46 percent to $58,141 at 6.11 pm Riyadh time ... ....
So far, over 40 multinational companies in sectors including IT, food and beverages, consulting and construction have announced plans to set up headquarters in Riyadh and many more planning to make their move ... to have an HQ in Riyadh, it's been significant,” Arnold told ArabNews.
RIYADH. US Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook for GlobalEnergy to stable from positive, based on its expectation that the pace of improvement in fundamental conditions across the industry will ease over the next 12-18 months, according to a statement.