In English is pronounced (ree-yaad) (the "AA" is pronounced like the word: always) however in Arabic it is pronounced differently which is hard for many people to pronounce, s…o you would probably prefer to pronounce it as mentioned above. (MORE)
Well if you are coming as a tourist i would suggest Mamlaka and Faisaliyya which are the 2 big towers in Riyadh, on top of Faisaliyya there is a restaurant up in the ball shap…ed part of it which serves tea and small biscuits and little sandwiches, and you also get a great view of Riyadh. There are all the malls in Riyadh too (i recommend you go in the morning or afternoon...it gets EXTREMELY crowded at night...) and lots of gold stores in certain malls. Hope this helped! (MORE)
Restrictions are the same as in most of countries, but the penalties are very tough. The most important restrictions which usually has issues to follow for some of the non Mus…lims: .
Alcohol drinking is not allowed at all (indoor/outdoor). .
Pork (trading/eating). .
Pornography (Trading/viewing). .
Usury is forbidden. .
Illegal relations (men & women relations/homosexuality) .
Kissing a women in public (other than family members sister, daughter or mother) .
Shops are not allowed to officially open during prayer times (about 2.5 hours per day) except for serious emergencies. .
Modest clothing is not optional. For men, from the navel to the knee should be covered. for women, the face is allowed to appear for non Saudi women, but for Saudi women, it should be all covered up. .
Eating in public day-time in the holy month of Ramadan. Other things are common in most countries like .
Intentional killing (penalty is Execution) .
Assaulting any person in any way .
Stealing (Penalty for serious conditions is cutting off the right hand) .
Cheating, defrauding, etc.. .
Al Qaeda people are the responsible for attacking Riyadh: 1- In the beginning they miss interpret the Holy Quran because they do not have a qualified people for its Interpret…ation (as per Quran instruction you have to be qualified before Interpreting it) 2- they presume the Quran allows them to kill any one who is not Muslim (which is not true). 3- Then they even killed some innocent Muslims because they presume the war demands some blood from both sides (which is not justified). (MORE)