Riyadh eatery reflects on Saudi-Spanish cultural ties

Updated 04 May 2014

Riyadh eatery reflects on Saudi-Spanish cultural ties

The first Saudi-Spanish restaurant in the Kingdom that opened in Riyadh last week, reflects on the cultural ties of the two countries, said Spanish Deputy Ambassador Jose Maria Bastida to Saudi Arabia while inaugurating the eatery.
“It reflects the depth of cultural and economic relations between the two countries,” said Bastida, who was the guest of honor during the opening ceremony of the Andalusian Palmeras Restaurant, which was attended by diplomats, businessmen and media representatives, besides Bastida.
Situated in the heart of the capital, it is one of the best Andalusian restaurants in the region, which offers delicious Mediterranean food whipped up by Ramon Dios, a skilled Spanish Chef, and his assistant chef, Endre Pocz, with Spanish soft music for customers to enjoy an authentic experience.
The first Saudi-Spanish restaurant not only provides delectable food, but also boasts unique architecture that reflects the heritage and civilization of Spain, said Youssef Al-Huzaim, the owner of the restaurant.
Some of the corners inside the restaurant have been named after several historical places in Andalusia.
The restaurant will operate under Nakheel Alandalus Co.


Baby Talk: Distraction tips for busy moms with toddlers

Distraction is a great technique for busy moms with toddlers. (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 January 2020

Baby Talk: Distraction tips for busy moms with toddlers

DUBAI: Distraction is a great technique for busy moms with toddlers. Little children are often cranky and get bored easily. This becomes a problem in situations where moms are trying to get things done!

It can also be a good way of keeping children away from dangerous objects and activities. So it’s a great option for managing your child’s behavior in many situations.

Distraction using a favorite toy

We’ve all been there is a shop when suddenly your child sees something they want and will not take no for an answer. It is wise to keep a favorite toy or Teddy bear in your hand bag and bring it out at this point.

Hold the toy up and talk to it.

If you are theatrical and look as if you are listening to the toy, your child may well suddenly get interested. You can now pretend discus your child’s behavior with the toy and listen to Teddy’s answer.

As soon as you sense boredom or a tantrum coming, play their favorite game. (Shutterstock)

Distract by changing the scene

Most parents can see trouble coming. Your child has been an angel all morning but they are starting to show signs of boredom. In this case it may well be time for a trip out. Getting coats and shoes on, and taking a walk to the park or shops may all you need to do, to avoid a tantrum.

Play a game to distract your toddler

Children of all ages love games. As soon as you sense boredom or a tantrum coming, play their favorite game. This could be as simple as hide and seek; with you hiding behind a chair or getting them to hide under the blankets. The trick is to engage their minds with something they understand and gives them attention in a new way.

Learning as a distraction

Learning is a something that children are programmed to do. Even if they never went to school or had any lessons at all your child would learn. Use this inner mechanism to engage your children. Play counting games, get them to repeat nursery rhymes or say a new word. Learning is a natural process and can often turn a potential tantrum into a positive experience.