Al Murabba

Al-Murabba
المربع
The King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre in Al-Murabba
Al-Murabba is located in Saudi Arabia
Al-Murabba
Al-Murabba
Al-Murabba is located in Asia
Al-Murabba
Al-Murabba
Coordinates: 24°38′46″N 46°42′36″E / 24.64611°N 46.71000°E / 24.64611; 46.71000Coordinates: 24°38′46″N 46°42′36″E / 24.64611°N 46.71000°E / 24.64611; 46.71000
Country Saudi Arabia
CityRiyadh
Government
 • BodyAl Malaz Sub-Municipality
Language
 • OfficialArabic

Al-Murabba (Arabic: المربع, romanizedal-murabbaʿ, lit.'the square') is a historic neighborhood and a subject of Baladiyah al-Malaz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.[1] Spanned across 4.88 square kilometers, it shares borders with the al-Wizarat and al-Malazz neighborhoods to the east, an-Namudhajiyah neighborhood to the west and al-Futah neighborhood to the south. Its name reportedly comes from a broken square-shaped dry well around which the Murabba Palace was built and from where latter's name gets derived as well.[2][3]

History

After the unification of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz ordered building of palaces outside the former city walls of Old Riyadh, marking one of the preludes for the subsequent expansions of Riyadh.[4][5] One of the places he chose was in the Murabba neighborhood in 1937 to build the Murabba Palace. According to Saudi historian Mansour al-Assaf, there was a square-shaped dry well in the neighborhood, from which the area derives its name 'al-Murabba' (lit. the square).[2][3] In 1969, the Riyadh Water Tower was inaugurated in the neighborhood.[6] In 1999, the King Abdulaziz Historical Center which contained the Abdulaziz's former Murabba Palace and the National Museum was inaugurated by King Fahd to commemorate the 100th anniversary (in terms of Hijri calendar) of Abdulaziz's capturing of Riyadh in 1902.[7]

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References

  1. ^ "الإدارة العامة للنظافة". archive.ph. 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  2. ^ a b "بالفيديو.. العساف: "بئر معطلة" وراء تسمية حي المربع بهذا الاسم". صحيفة صدى الالكترونية. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  3. ^ a b "ليست نسبة للقصر.. تعرف على أصل تسمية حي المربع في الرياض". غرب الإخبــارية (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  4. ^ الرياض, واس- (2021-04-15). "حي المربع .. مَهَّدَ من خارج السور القديم نهضة الرياض الحديثة". جريدة المدينة (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  5. ^ ""حي المربع" الانطلاقة والازدهار لباقي أجزاء العاصمة بدأت من هنا". www.alriyadh.com (in Arabic). 23 March 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  6. ^ "كازينو الرياض - م. بدر بن ناصر الحمدان". www.al-jazirah.com. Retrieved 2022-09-05.
  7. ^ "المتحف الوطني في الرياض.. بوابة جزيرة العرب إلى التاريخ,". archive.aawsat.com. Retrieved 2022-09-05.
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