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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh is located at the heart of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula. It is the largest city in the country, with an area of 1,300 square kilometers (500 mi2). It is the capital of Saudi Arabia and of Riyadh Province. According to the city’s website, Riyadh’s population in 2016 was approximately 6.5 million inhabitants, made up of 64% Saudi families and 36% non-Saudi families; the Diplomatic Quarter was created specifically for embassies and the diplomats.

The Saudi capital is not a usual international tourist destination; however, it is popular for domestic leisure tourism. Al Riyadh, one of the key cities of the Middle East, was the fastest growing city for domestic tourism in 2013, with domestic arrivals increasing by 10% and reaching 2,984,300 trips. This ...

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