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. Saudi Arabia was the third largest source of remittances globally in 2020, just behind the UAE and the US, according to the latest report from the World Bank... Mazen Al-Sudairi, head of research at Riyadh-based financial services company Al Rajhi Capital, told ArabNews ... ....
Tamimi Markets has announced the reopening of one of the oldest branches in Riyadh, located on King AbdullahRoad in a newly renovated plaza in Al-Rakah Center. The plaza offers a convenient and appealing mix of retail brands and services, now made even more inviting by the addition of the new full-service Tamimi Markets.
"The foreign service has done a wonderful job as far as diplomacy is concerned," he said at a programme, reported Dawn. Khan had last Wednesday in a video conference with Pakistani envoys lashed out at the foreign service officers for not serving the expatriate community well and harbouring a colonial mindset.
Prime MinisterImran Khan on Tuesday walked back his criticism of the performance of the foreign service officers, saying they are doing a great job ... “The foreign service has done a wonderful job as far as diplomacy is concerned ... They (foreign service officers) are doing a good job,” he clarified.
"The additional lands allocated to the housing sector north of Riyadh will provide more than 53,000 various housing units that real estate developers will work on, taking into account the quality of services that meet the aspirations of citizens.".
RIYADH ... The most prominent sectors benefiting included the wholesale and retail trade, construction, accommodation services, food, and manufacturing industries, according to Kafalah. Businesses in Riyadh, the Eastern Region and Makkah claimed the lion’s share of assistance ... ....
Following the huge success of its platform in the UAE, Fresh Del Monte rolled out this convenient service ... “The Fresh Del Monte newly launched e-commerce store will initially serve the Jeddah province, with plans to expand our services to Riyadh and all of Saudi Arabia soon.
Well, he made headlines in 2018 when he was found to have falsified his military service records and received a lifetime ban from the national team. The year after Jang moved to Riyadh and ended his first season by winning the Champions League, was the third time Al-Hilal ruled ...
Probe ordered over inefficiency in provision of services, extortion, fleecing of expatriates, failure to solve problems of the community ... He then went on to say that he had found out that the embassy in Riyadh was not providing the services it should have and that he had ordered an inquiry.
Riyadh... Regarding health, Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the transformation program in the health sector would bring about a major change in the level of services ... He emphasized that the focus would be not only on Riyadh but also on various cities in the state.
Then we can develop more research and branches as well as more services in Riyadh, Jeddah, and other regions as well ... goes to develop transportation through new faster lines like the metro and mass-transit system and other services that would be announced in Riyadh’s strategy.