Al Oud cemetery
|Location||Al Gubeirah district, Riyadh|
|Owned by||State of Saudi Arabia|
Al Oud Cemetery (Arabic: مقبرة العود) is a public cemetery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The word, Oud in Arabic, means "elder (older person)", referring to King Abdulaziz, who was buried in the cemetery.
Al Oud graveyard is situated at Al Gubeirah district and around 1 km away from Batha'a street, the center of Riyadh. More specifically, the cemetery is on the left hand side of Batha’a street going south, between Al Dirrah and Manfuha. It is some 5 km from the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque. In March 2012, the environmental health directorate of the Riyadh municipality started a project to mark each grave electronically.
The cemetery is well-known, since it is the resting place for majority of the Saudi royal members, including Ibn Saud, King Fahd, King Khalid, King Faisal and King Saud. Other senior royals, such as Prince Sultan, Prince Fahd, Prince Ahmed, their mother Sultana bint Turki bin Ahmad Al Sudairi, wife of Prince Salman, and Hussa bint Turki al Awwal were also buried there. Well-known writer and public-figure Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Gosaibi was buried there, too. The graveyard is being used for both commoners and royals.
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