Al Olaya (Riyadh)

Al-Olaya
العليا ‎حي
Central Business District/Financial District and Neighbourhood
King fahad olaya-road Riyadh.jpg
Al-Olaya is located in Saudi Arabia
Al-Olaya
Al-Olaya
Coordinates: 24°41′44″N 46°40′52″E / 24.69567°N 46.68112°E / 24.69567; 46.68112Coordinates: 24°41′44″N 46°40′52″E / 24.69567°N 46.68112°E / 24.69567; 46.68112
CountrySaudi Arabia
CityRiyadh
Government
 • BodyBaladiyah al-Ulaya

Baladiyah al-Ma'dher

Baladiyah al-Malaz
Language
 • OfficialArabic

Al-Olaya (Arabic: حي العليا, romanizedḥaī al-ʿulāyā), also spelled as al-`Ulaya, is a growing financial district mostly in the sub-municipality of its namesake, Baladiyah al-Ulaya, and partially in Baladiyah al-Malaz and Baladiyah al-Ma'dher in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Located on the north side of the city, it hosts sites and local landmarks, such as the Kingdom Centre, which houses the Four Seasons luxury hotel.[1] It will also contain Al Rajhi Tower, which, upon its completion, will be the tallest building in Saudi Arabia.[citation needed]

King Fahd Road, Olaya District

Landmarks

The following are local landmarks:[citation needed]

Future projects

The following projects are planned:[citation needed][when?]

  • Al Rajhi Tower, which was planned to be the tallest building in Saudi Arabia. Overtook by Abraj Al Bait Hotel Tower in Makkah.
  • Jewel of Saudia.
  • Riyadh Monorail, which will pass over the Olaya District when the project is completed.

References

  1. ^ "Hotels in Al Olaya, Riyadh". Booking.com. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
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