What is Riyadh known for?

main track

Confederations Cup - By comparison, the King Abdul Aziz racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has a main track with a length of Dmoz:Regional Middle East Saudi Arabia Localities Riyadh Commons:Category:RiyadhWikipedia:Riyadh

international architectural

Palmer first Justin date 15 May 2008 publisher Reuters accessdate 5 March 2010 With Abraham he also won the first prize (ex equo) in the international architectural design competition for the "Cultural Center" in Leopoldville (Kinshasa), Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1959 and the third prize in the 1958 competition for the Pan Arabian University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia International Expansion American Eagle first opened

huge set

and Chinese. Paragon specials are biriyani, kudukka biriyani (served in a pot) and traditional style fish items. * *

business good

Sheraton Hotel url http: www.starwoodhotels.com sheraton riyadh email address King Fahd Rd lat long directions phone +966-1-4543300 tollfree fax hours price SR900 checkin 3 PM checkout noon content Older but well-maintained property about 3 km north of the city center, handy for both the airport and doing business. Good restaurants, but virtually nothing within walking distance. Connect Internet cafes can be found in the computer souq in Olaya. Riyadh is also pushing forward with its "Smart City" program, which will attempt to provide wireless access throughout the city in the major coffeeshops and hotels, particularly on Tahlia St in the downtown area. Stay safe thumb Ministry of Islamic Affairs (File:Ministry of Islamic Affairs.JPG) Riyadh is more conservative than Jeddah or the Eastern Province. The ''mutaween'' (religious police) are numerous in Riyadh and not to be messed with. Women must cover themselves with an ''abaya'' (available in shops everywhere in Riyadh) and it's advisable to carry a headscarf as well. Read, understand and follow the guidelines in the Saudi Arabia article to stay out of trouble. In 2002-2004, Riyadh was the site of '''numerous terrorist attacks''' on Westerners, including shootings, car bombings and kidnappings, culminating in the May 12, 2003 compound bombings that killed 35 and injured over 160. In response, Saudi security forces cracked down brutally, and there have been no terrorist attacks in Riyadh since 2004. Security remains very tight though, particularly at housing compounds for foreigners, and police and army units, often heavily armed, are a common sight in the city. Although Riyadh is sometimes alleged to have '''one of the lowest crime rates in the world''', standard precautions should be taken. The most significant danger to you is '''driving'''. Most drivers originate from areas in developing countries and the Middle East which lack traffic laws, driving schools, or even roads for that matter. It's a 'driving culture' where seat belts, mirrors, lane stripes, turn signals and speed limits are ignored. A four-lane highway can easily transform into a seven-lane 'racetrack'. '''Don't be shy with your horn'''. Also, whatever you do, DO NOT flip someone the finger Bird as it is taken very differently in Saudi Arabia than western states and some drivers take WILL endanger your life in retaliation ! Cope thumb Traffic in the night (File:Riyadh 1337.jpg) Riyadh can be a challenging destination to live and work in. Some tips for easier adaptation: * Arrange a car and driver, or at least arrange a regular cabbie. This is easier, safer and quite possibly cheaper than relying on taxis for transport. * Organize your day around prayer times, with late lunches (after noon prayers) and very late dinners (after evening prayers). * Socializing with the family-oriented Saudis is virtually impossible, so get in touch with the local expat community if you want to have any semblance of a social life. A network of people from different nationalities will allow you better knowledge of (and access to) embassies and private parties. * Try to get out of Riyadh on the weekends for a change of venue. Though regulations for single males to enter shopping malls have recently been loosened, one quickly runs out of options without pre-planning private events. * Respect Islam and abide by the country's strict Islamic laws. Although rare, there are cases of Westerners arrested, deported and receiving corporal punishment for showing signs of disrespect. Expect no leniency if you are Muslim, South Asian or Southeast Asian. Riyadh is one of the strictest cities in Saudi Arabia. Embassies * Dmoz:Regional Middle East Saudi Arabia Localities Riyadh Commons:Category:RiyadhWikipedia:Riyadh

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Friendly - History Founded in Riyadh on May 3, 1993 by six scholars, the Committee served to "pass on the views of the Islamist opposition that was rapidly developing in the universities and mosques" of Saudi Arabia. In its Arabic language pronouncements the CDLR maintained a strict "Islamist line," claiming to defend "the rules laid out in the sharia," while its English language statements denounced violations of human rights in Saudi. ref name "

military ties

the 1982 coup by Ershad, he visited Riyadh to meet with the King. Nine months later a ten member delegation of the Saudi military arrived in Bangladesh to discuss possible military ties and inspect its facilities. There was a rumour persisting amongst the press that the Saudis were considering to station a division of the Bangladesh army in the Kingdom (15,000 personnel). It was reported as a proposal by Ziaur Rahman although both governments deny this, the rumour continued into Ershad's rule.<

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, Saudi Arabia signature Early life and education Sultan was born in Riyadh. He was the 15th son of King Abdul-Aziz (Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia) and his mother was Princess Hassa Al-Sudairi (Hessa Ahmad Al-Sudayri) (1900–1969). - 2 12 December 1997 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Dmoz:Regional Middle East Saudi Arabia Localities Riyadh Commons:Category:RiyadhWikipedia:Riyadh

long years

of bringing it under the rule of a single Islamic state. Ibn Dawwas of Riyadh led the most determined resistance, allied with forces from Al Kharj (al-Kharj), Al Ahsa (Al-Hasa), and the Banu Yam clan of Najran. However, Ibn Dawwas fled and Riyadh capitulated to the Saudis in 1774, ending long years of wars, and leading to the declaration of the First Saudi State, with Riyadh as its capital. The First Saudi State was destroyed by forces sent

tough line

men for homosexuality, who were given sentences ranging from fines to prison sentences of several months and lashings. Likewise, on 7 November 2005 Riyadh police raided what the Saudi press called a "beauty contest for gay men" at al-Qatif. What became of the five men arrested for organizing the event, is not known.

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0&article 57286&d 9&m 1&y 2005 "Al-Suwaidi: In the News for All the Wrong Reasons&quot;, by Shaker Abu Taleb and Asharq Al-Awsat, January 9, 2005, Arab News birth_date birth_place Riyadh, Saudi Arabia death_date DATE OF BIRTH 1962-02-01 PLACE OF BIRTH Riyadh, Saudi Arabia DATE OF DEATH Intelligence advice: "do the checkables first" (21-22). Al Qaeda has achieved


'''Riyadh''' ( , "The Gardens") 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 (Nejd) 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 7.3&nbsp;million 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, Turki bin Abdullah 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 Abdulrahman University. It has been designated as a Beta World City (Global city).

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