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 SaudiMinistry of Hajj and Umrah is showcasing its latest services for pilgrims at the LEAP 2023 conference in Riyadh... About 10 days ago, the Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry launched an electronic service that would allow passengers stopping over in the Kingdom to obtain entry visas.
RIYADH. KPMGProfessional Services and Al-Mashtal Community House and Creative Incubator recently announced a strategic partnership, marking a new era of collaboration between two industry leaders that signals a promising future for Saudi Arabia’s creative sector.
To optimize their health system operations, GE HealthCare is proud to be the collaborator of choice for My ClinicRiyadh to help them deliver advanced healthcare services ... Focused on family medicine, My Clinic Riyadh offers services including women’s health, children’s health, chronic disease management, dentistry, radiology, cardiology and more.”.
RIYADH ... “Seventeen international maritime lines were launched in the Kingdom, which increased the interconnection of ports and increased the process of exports, imports, and transportation through the Kingdom to other countries,” Al-Jasser told Asharq on the sidelines of the LEAP conference taking place in Riyadh.
TANGIER ...Riyadh rivals Al-Nassr might have secured the services of high-profile signing Cristiano Ronaldo but Al-Hilal are now just one win away from a level of international glory unprecedented in the Kingdom ... (Twitter/@AlHilal_FC) ... Just getting to the final is a fine achievement but a return to Riyadh as world champions would never be forgotten ... ....
RIYADH ...Oracle unveiled its expansion plans at LEAP 2023 InternationalTechnologyConference, which is taking place in Riyadh from Feb ... He said the Riyadh region will primarily service the expanding requirements of the Kingdom’s eastern region and Oracle’s government clients who are predominantly based in Riyadh ... Oracle opens Riyadh tech hub.
The MoU, signed at the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia headquarters in Riyadh, will see ... The newly created joint venture will initially open six centres in the next quarter in Riyadh city, expanding its services across the Leejam network in KSA over the next 12-18 months.
“Our collaboration with Leejam to provide high-quality services in rehabilitation and ... The newly created joint venture will initially open six centres in the next quarter in Riyadh city, expanding its services across the Leejam network in the Kingdom over the next 12-18 months.
Lee led a delegation of his principal officials and more than 30 industry leaders from business, professional services, financial services and IT, arriving in the oil-rich nation's capital, Riyadh, around 3 am yesterday ... He also said Hong Kong start-ups in financial services, ...
RIYADH ... It will create a common work environment to enhance cooperation in the field of infrastructure for communications and information technology services, and high-speed digital interconnection for data exchange ... Held in Riyadh on Feb.
RIYADH ... The consular sections of the US Embassy in Riyadh and the consulate generals in Jeddah and Dhahran are responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the US for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the US.