Riyadh is Saudi Arabia’s capital and biggest city. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province and a historical territory of Najd and Al-Yamama.
It is located in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula on a huge plateau and has a population of 5.7 million people. It is also the urban hub of a region with a population of over 7.3 million people.
Riyadh, dubbed the “Dead Center of the Kingdom” by locals, is the most formal of the Kingdom’s three major cities. Riyadh is a business-only destination if there ever was one, with most types of entertainment prohibited, few points of interest, and a harsh environment, but it’s also the greatest spot in the Kingdom to see the ongoing clash of tribal Wahhabi conservatism vs. modern technology and Western influences.