Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Other Forms FormsRiyad, Riad
From Arabic اَلرِّيَاض (ar-riyāḍ) meaning "the gardens, the meadows", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawḍa). This is the name of the capital city of Saudi Arabia and a province of the same name. In Arabic it is usually written with the definite article: الرياض (ar-Riyadh). In Norwegian and Swedish, this spelling is only used for the city.