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. Since the 1990s, there has been a series of terrorist attacks on locals and foreigners as well as protests against the royal family.

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The branch municipalities are Al-Shemaysi, Irqah, Al-Ma’athar, Al-Olayya, Al-Aziziyya, Al-Malaz, Al-Selayy, Nemar, Al-Neseem, Al-Shifa, Al-‘Urayja, Al-Bat’ha, Al-Ha’ir, Al-Rawdha, and Al-Shimal (“the North”).

Al-Rasheed said in a television interview that Riyadh, with a population of seven million, is ranked 49th in terms of population among the cities of the world but it is ranked 18th economically among these cities.


The virtual Sherpa meeting was attended by representatives of 30 global cities in addition to that of 15 international institutions. Two future railway projects, connecting Riyadh with Jeddah and Mecca in the western region, and connecting Riyadh with Buraidah, Ha’il and Northern Saudi Arabia are underway. This is because of the fact that the capital city contributes to more than 47 percent of the Kingdom’s non-oil GDP, showing its magnificent economic size at the global level. “More than 16 working papers were presented during the meeting that included many ideas and solutions that will benefit many cities in the world, including Riyadh, in the future, at a time when cities are seeking to restore their normal life after containing the coronavirus pandemic.”, It is noteworthy that U20, one of the G20 engagement groups, chaired by Al-Shareef, is a powerful platform for city leaders to voice, collaborate, discuss and concur on crucial environmental, social and economic issues in the urban realm. Line 1 will stretch from north to south through the centre of Riyadh, along the Olaya-Batha corridor, covering 38 kilometres. This line will run east to west and will extend more than 25 kilometres with 13 stations and 3 transfer stations.
The centre of the city, Al-Bathaa and Al-Dir’iyyah, is also its oldest part.

Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (KKIA), located 35 kilometers north from the city center, is the city’s main airport, and serves over 17 million passengers a year. Alstom … Sign up for the Rail Brief Newsletter Get the latest news! Makkah Road, which runs east-west across the city’s centre, connects eastern parts of the city with the city’s main business district and the diplomatic quarters. “The sky is the limit for our ambition in Riyadh, and we anticipate doubling of the city’s population to 15 million as well as doubling of the size of the economy with the implementation of more than 18 giant projects, including Riyadh Metro, Al-Diriyah, Qiddiya, Riyadh Art and Green Riyadh,” he said. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large Riyadh’s new six-line metro - the world’s biggest urban rail project outside China - is on budget and expected to open in the second half of 2020.

Each branch municipality in turn contains several districts, amounting to over 130 in total, though some districts are divided between more than one branch municipality.
These two lines will form part of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 kilometres across the city and includes 85 stations. Double-line rail network planned between Riyadh-Dammam, Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro to partially open before year end, Riyadh Metro to open partially by end of year, Saudi Arabia monitoring oil markets closely, prepared for additional measures, Construction Week In Focus | S02E20: Riyadh Metro in 2018, 2018 Video Riyadh Metro construction update, SR72bn Saudi private sector stimulation plan approved, International flights to take off from new Jeddah airport, Tunnel building in Riyadh in temperatures reaching 50+ degrees, Oman to ‘delay’ trans-Gulf railway project. From the 1940s, Riyadh “mushroomed” from a relatively narrow, spatially isolated town into a spacious metropolis. It has been designated a global city.

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Much of Line 1 will be underground. The line will include 22 stations and 4 transfer stations where it will connect with other new metro lines. Riyadh Metro. He was appointed mayor in 2015. On 13 November 1995, a car bomb which detonated outside a classroom building of the Saudi National Guard left six dead, and injured over 60 people. Sign up for the Rail Brief Newsletter Get the latest news! The city is served by a modern major highway system. These two lines will form part of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 kilometres 21K likes. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to more than 8 million people. SR3 trillion projected investments in 10 years in Saudi capital city.

The Kingdom Center, Al Faisalyah and Al-Tahlya Street are the area’s most prominent landmarks. Working from the Employers Requirements, the BACS consortium will manufacture, furnish, install, test and commission all components related to both the transit systems and the civil infrastructure.

Following the example of American cities, new settlements and entire neighbourhoods were created in grid-like squares of a chess board and connected by high-performance main roads to the inner areas. He underlined the importance of the meeting as it was the third of its kind globally and it aims to develop prosperous societies and the development of urban issues, depending on the nature of its implementation. Al-Rasheed emphasized that despite the current circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, Riyadh has succeeded in forging a partnership with the City of Houston as it hosted the second U20 meeting of mayors’ representatives (Sherpas). Saudi Railway Authority operates two separate passenger and cargo lines between Riyadh and Dammam passing through Hofuf, and Haradh. الموقع الرسمي لمدينة الرياض، عاصمة المملكة العربية السعودية وقلبها النابض، حيث تلتقي العراقة والحداثة في أبهى صورة لهما {{forecast.hasOwnProperty('min_tmp') ?