More funds to help cancer children

Updated 26 May 2014

More funds to help cancer children

Princess Adela bint Abdullah signed an agreement with The Clinics Medical Center in Riyadh on behalf of SANAD Children’s Cancer Charity on Saturday for financial assistance for the care of children afflicted with terminal cancer.
Ayman S. Halawani, chief executive officer of The Clinics Medical Center, signed the agreement on behalf of his organization.
Following the signing ceremony, the princess said that the accord is an agreement for SANAD to avail itself of financial assistance from organizations in the private sector to help children suffering from terminal cancer.
“Private sector organizations have a greater role to play in helping social service organizations to facilitate the implementation of their programs,” she said, pointing out that SANAD has plans to extend its services to a larger area in the health sector to help more cancer patients.
Talking to newsmen after the signing ceremony, Halawani said the agreement would not only look after the interests of patients, but also their parents and families. “Patients will be allowed to take clinical treatment from this facility, while counseling services will be offered to the members of the patients' family.
Located on the capital's Tahlia Street, The Riyadh Clinics is the first of a chain of medical centers. “We provide a variety of medical and health services grouped under one roof in our state-of-the-art facility. We believe that the full spectrum of comprehensive medical services, the convenience and reliability we bring to our patients have been the keys to the success and excellent performance of our medical center,” he said.
The agreement, he said, is part of the company’s commitment to community services. “We hope to extend our services to other areas in the coming years,” Halawani said.
Consultant Medical Director Tariq Al-Shenafi said the Clinics hopes to extend its services to other major cities in the Kingdom and eventually to cover the Gulf region.
He said: “Our strategy is to continue developing opportunities for the expansion of medical care, medical equipment, techniques and treatments that enable facilities, the latest medical equipment and cutting edge medical techniques and treatments.
“Our concept relies on a holistic set of complementary medical services grouped under one roof; medical procedures and services across radiology, laboratory, dermatology, cosmetics, ob-gyn, general surgery, physiotherapy, wellness, nutrition, and dentistry, in addition to a wide range of medical consultations provided by our physicians across several specialties.
“Our first center also provides certain specialized services for women revolving around lifestyle, wellness, and beauty, relying on proven medical procedures.”


Dayma: Levantine flavors with a contemporary twist

Updated 25 October 2020

Dayma: Levantine flavors with a contemporary twist

  • Levantine cookhouse Dayma offers a selection of classic dishes with a contemporary twist
  • Dayma seals the deal with a card showing a cup of coffee and a translated Arabic proverb

DUBAI: Those of us who grew up eating Levantine cuisine will recall the warmth and flavor of many dishes, along with childhood memories of family gatherings and chitchat.

Levantine cookhouse Dayma offers a selection of classic dishes with a contemporary twist.

Starters include shatta prawn crescents — sourdough sambuseks stuffed with prawns, shatta (a Middle Eastern hot sauce), ginger, coriander and lime. The crispy dough encloses a zesty and slightly spicy filling.

Aubergine sfiha stars — sourdough shaped stars with smoked eggplant, pomegranate molasses and walnuts — are a smokier, vegetarian version of the Arabic meat pastry or sfiha.

Dayma also offers a selection of four starters in its “swingers special.” Try a range of pastries and decide which you would recommend.

From the dips, we would suggest the carrot mutabbal, a perfect marriage of tropical and Middle Eastern flavors. Unlike the original recipe based on smoked eggplant, this one uses whipped carrots and caraway, tahini, slivered dates and coconut shavings. The dip has a delicious sweet flavor with an interesting sour aftertaste.

Among the mains, if you are looking for a more traditional or mainstream example of Levantine cuisine, try Beik’s lamb chops. The meat is delightfully tender, with a sweet and smoky flavor.

Looking to try something old style cooked in a new style? The kebbeh mini-tray bake features burghul pie filled with a tasty stuffing of minced beef, caramelized onions, sour cherry and flaked almonds, generously spiced with cinnamon. 

Another delicious main is the yellowtail faskar. Locally sourced sea bream fillet is marinated in ginger, tamarind and coriander and then barbecued, giving it a smoky flavor.  

Dayma seals the deal with a card showing a cup of coffee and a translated Arabic proverb to honor the Middle Eastern tradition of serving guests coffee after a meal.

A great place to try traditional Arabic cuisine with a clever contemporary twist.