Riyadh is the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and now rivals any modern city in the world in the splendor of its architecture. Broad highways sweep through the city, passing over or under each other in an impressive and still growing road network. Today the city extends for some 600 square miles (1600 square kilometers) and has a population of more than 5.8 million.
Of all the Kingdom's developmental achievements, Riyadh is perhaps the most obvious and accessible to the foreign visitors. All the embassies with their cultural and social events are located in Riyadh.
Three large, tertiary-care referral hospitals are located in Riyadh. For an expatriate nurse, doctor or therapist living far from home, Riyadh has many other compounds specifically designated to house expatriates from US, England, France, Germany, Australia, etc. These expatriates are enjoying their stay while making tax-free incomes.