Riyadh: Qasr-al-Hukm Area Development Project

The Qasr-al-Hukm Area Development Project lies in the center of the city of Riyadh where the office of the Governor of the Riyadh region is located. The Project was designed to develop the area around the Governor's palace, while preserving the sites of historical interest which lie within the area - most notably, the Al-Masmak Palace from which Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud) set out to unify the Kingdom early in the 20th century.

The site includes both cultural and commercial centers, together with all the other facilities of a modern city center.

In the heart of the development is Qasr-al-Hukm, the office of the Governor of Riyadh, containing the administrative offices of the Governorate and the Grand Reception Hall where, in the Kingdom's tradition of consultation, the Governor receives citizens, listens to their problems and ensures that he is kept fully informed of all aspects of the region's life.

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