Riyadh is the capital city and seat of government of the Riyadh Province and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula and the capital governorate of the Riyadh Province. The city receives more than 16 million tourists in an average year, making it the 2nd most visited city in the Arab world.
Riyadh is rated Alpha − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy.
Riyadh is the #107 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria – Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.
Riyadh has a population of over 5,676,621 people. Riyadh also forms part of the wider Riyadh metropolitan area which has a population of over 7,600,000 people.
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