The city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia was founded by Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. It became a capital city in the year 1932. It is located in the central region known as Najd.
The city has well developed transport system including trains, buses, airports and highways. The King Khalid International Airport connects the city to other places in and outside the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The airport serves a number of international flights as well.
With time, Riyadh has turned into a modern and fast developing city. It is provided with satellite telecommunication, unit for radio and television production, large campus for university education, schools, colleges, health care centers and hospitals. The city is also home to a large number of important tourists attractions like Riyadh Museum, Murraba Palace, Al-Thumairi Gate, King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh Zoo and Diraiyyah. Al Nasiriyah has a conference palace that is largest in the whole of Middle East.