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Riyadh (الرياض) is the capital and largest city in Saudi Arabia and is located in the central part of the country on a high plateau. It has about 4.7 million inhabitants and people have been living in this relatively fertile area in the desert since over 1,500 years. The city has seen massive growth in population and 20 years ago the city had only about a third of the amount of people living within its boundaries compared to the present situation. Nowadays, it is a busy commercial city and the economical heart of the country, despite its location far away from most other populated coastal areas. Very few travellers visit the city, as most foreigners are here on a business visit or are working in some of the industries of the country.
Because of its elevation, temperatures are somewhat lower than other parts of the desert and during the February to April period even some light showers are possible, sometimes with hail! In general though it is a dry and sunny places, with temperatures hitting 45 °C in summer, but with some frost recorded in January every now and then.
|Avg Max||20.3 °C||22.7 °C||26.7 °C||32.9 °C||38.9 °C||42.2 °C||43.4 °C||43.1 °C||40.3 °C||34.8 °C||27.6 °C||22 °C|
|Avg Min||8.9 °C||10.7 °C||14.6 °C||19.9 °C||25.5 °C||27.4 °C||28.9 °C||28.6 °C||25.6 °C||20.9 °C||15.3 °C||10.5 °C|
|Rainfall||12.3 mm||5.8 mm||30.2 mm||23.3 mm||6.2 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0.3 mm||0 mm||2.3 mm||7.4 mm||11.2 mm|
Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH), located 35 kilometres north of Riyadh receives flights from other places in the country as well as international flights. The main carrier is Saudi Arabian Airlines. There are 3 terminals at King Khalid International Airport. Terminal 1 is used for all international flights, except those operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines, terminal 2 is used by Saudi Arabian Airlines for their international flights and terminal 3 is used for all domestic flights.
|Coral Al Hamra Riyadh||King Abdullah Road||hotel||-|
|Coral Gulf Hotel||King Abdul Aziz Street Ministries Area (South) Opposite Ministry of Defense||hotel||-|
|Coral International Hotel Al Khobar||King Abdullah St Al Khobar||hotel||-|
|Coral Olaya Hotel Riyadh||Olaya Street||hotel||-|
|Coral Plaza Al Ahsa||King Fahd Street||hotel||-|
|Coral Suliemaniah||Mousa bin Nossair Road opposite Al-Jazeera Hyper||hotel||-|
|CORP Executive Hotel Deira||Al Batha Street||hotel||-|
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