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 ...Ogden has founded several major names within the financial services sector, including Europe’s largest global payment processing company Worldpay and ClearBank, the UK’s first clearing bank to launch in more than 250 years ... Founded in 2008 in Riyadh, Geidea has around 500 employees.
RIYADH ... McLaren CEOZak Brown said ... McLaren Automotive inaugurated a new service center, located on King Abdul AzizRoad in Riyadh, in February of this year. The service center, operated by Nahwasharq, was conceived in response to a growing number of vehicles in the crucial Middle Eastern market ... “The body is all flowing lines and elegant contours ... ....
... of Saudi in Riyadh, pressure on performance is likely to persist for the remainder of 2021 ... The Saudi EntertainmentSeasons are also expected to return with larger than ever events, starting with Riyadh season during the last quarter of 2021, it added.-TradeArabia NewsService.
The ambassador later lied to the US about Riyadh’s involvement ... Riyadh long has been a grievous embarrassment for America ... The US should do nothing for the Saudis – sell new weapons, service old systems, or provide munitions – so long as Riyadh is conducting offensive military operations against Yemeni territory.
RIYADH ... More than half (55 percent) were granted to operating companies while military services providers accounted for 24 percent and product suppliers accounting for the rest ... Zamil Offshore Services and CMNGroup have also collaborated on the development of high speed interceptor vessels.
Riyadh-based startup Speero, a platform offering automobile after-sales and repair services, has raised $1.8 million in pre-Series A funding from regional venture capital funds ... Speero was founded in Riyadh in 2017 by Abdullah Bin Shamlan and Ameen Mahfouz, and the platform is used by more than 1,000 partners and service providers.
He set in motion an Embassy on Wheels (EOW) where consular services are performed on a weekly basis in far-flung areas. He got rid of the backlog in the appointment system in Riyadh, turned it into a walk-in service, by serving the far-flung Filipinos right where they were.
RIYADH ... The Riyadh-based financial services company said the positive outlook was “driven by improving macro-economic conditions with a gradual uptick in local spending across most segments, and further supported by increased oil prices.”. The petrochemical sector is expected to be buoyed by higher product prices and sales volume ... ....