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.
According to a study by the SaudiCenter for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), the Kingdom’s commercial alternative dispute resolution (ADR) ecosystem has changed a lot in the last decade, improving how businesses operate and access justice in the country ...The list of center arbitrators and experts also covers all fields needed to resolve disputes.
People visit the Mi-store in the ElectronCommercialCenter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 4, 2021. China's tech company Xiaomi, known for its smartphones, opened its first Mi-store in Saudi Arabia on Thursday ... The opening of the Mi-store in the Electron Commercial Center of the kingdom's capital Riyadh attracted thousands of customers ... .
RIYADH -- China's tech company Xiaomi, known for its smartphones, opened its first Mi-store in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. The opening of the Mi-store in the ElectronCommercialCenter of the kingdom's capital Riyadh attracted thousands of customers. (Saudi-China-Xiaomi). - - - -. SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook on Friday suspended U.S ... 7, 2021 ... - - - - ... - - - -.
Last year, the company collaborated with STC to launch the operator’s technology innovation center in Riyadh, and in December accomplished a record 5G speed of 1.9 gigabytes during a successful trial of its AirScale indoor radio (ASiR) system at Zain KSA’s headquarters in Jeddah.
RIYADH. The KingSalmanHumanitarian Aid and ReliefCenter (KSrelief) has signed two agreements aimed at enhancing food security in a number of Yemeni governorates, benefiting more than 244,000 people. Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, assistant general supervisor of KSrelief for operations and programs, signed the two agreements in Riyadh.
Prizes consist of a certificate approved by the center, a medal (or shield), and SR200,000 ($53,000) ... Prizes consist of a certificate approved by the center, a medal (or shield), and SR200,000 ($53,000) to be granted to the winners whose work will be featured at the annual ceremony to be held at the center’s Riyadh headquarters.
ArabNews spoke to David Neichel, SVP international growth and adviser to the CEO at ESL Gaming, who voiced his optimism that Riyadh will be the region’s e-sporting hub ...That’s why we established a regional hub in Riyadh to serve the region,” he said ... Riyadh will produce e-sports competitions.