About Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital and main financial hub, is on a desert plateau in the country’s center. Business district landmarks include the 302m-high Kingdom Centre, with a sky bridge connecting 2 towers, and 267m-high Al Faisaliah Centre, with a glass-globe summit.
Riyadh, population approximately 5 million, is the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Large companies have their corporate headquarters in the city. The embassies of foreign companies are situated in the Diplomatic Quarter.
Located in the heart of the desert, the temperature is hot and dry most of the year, though it can be quite cool overnight in the winter. Riyadh has seen rainstorms and hailstorms during May and November.
English is the main language in business and it is a compulsory second language in Saudi schools.