Where We Are Going Today: Red Chilli in Riyadh

Where We Are Going Today: Red Chilli in Riyadh
Updated 24 May 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Red Chilli in Riyadh

Where We Are Going Today: Red Chilli in Riyadh
  • Red Chilli combines authentic Indian tastes with appealing ambiance and friendly service.

A sumptuous evening meal at a first-rate restaurant is always welcome, but especially after a day of fasting. If you have a taste for Indian cuisine, Red Chilli in Riyadh is well worth a visit.

It combines authentic Indian tastes with appealing ambiance and friendly service. Whether you are looking for a fine-dining experience or a more casual meal, the venue is perfect, offering Indian and continental cuisines and sweets in a warm, inviting environment.

Located on Khurais Road, this is the restaurant’s second site in the capital. The opulent interior, with marble mosaic floor tiles and stylish lighting, celebrates this new chapter. It can seat 300 people but retains a cozy, comfortable atmosphere.

But what about the menu? Starters include a range of Indian soups, including a special seafood offering, asparagus and broccoli, and yakhni shorba. Alternatively, the fruit chaat is a delectable dish of the kind popular on the streets of Delhi.

Main course options include all the traditional curries you might expect plus some more unusual options, such as chicken malai tikka, Afghani chicken and chicken BBQ platter. There are also plenty of vegetarian choices.

With such a wide range of options, along with wonderful ambiance and great service, Red Chilli will keep you coming back for more.


Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trials

Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trials
Updated 30 min 27 sec ago

Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trials

Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trials
  • It will go through rigorous testing and several trial stages before it is approved for use by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority

RIYADH: Preclinical studies on the first Saudi vaccine against COVID-19 have been completed.

Professor of epidemiology Dr. Iman Almansour, who heads the team of researchers working on the vaccine at the Institute for Research and Medical Consultations (IRMC), affiliated with Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), confirmed to Arab News on Friday that the studies were complete, and said clinical trials would begin as soon as “the proper approvals” had been given.

She did not specify when that is expected to happen.

The Ministry of Education is financing the team’s project. The team’s research paper has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Pharmaceuticals.

According to the published paper, the vaccine has so far proven effective, when used on animals, in eliciting antibodies that will target the virus. “The vaccine is given to the body to build protein inside cells, which stimulate the body to produce immunity specific to the S antigen,” Dr. Almansour explained.

Dr. Turki Almugaiteeb, director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at RPD Innovations, which runs the National Vaccine and Biomanufacturing Center, told Arab News: “There is a great focus on the results of medical research because of the pandemic. Research can play a great role in developing a vaccine that can be adopted and further developed in the future. We can say that the Kingdom has a strong infrastructure, which can help produce and manufacture a national vaccine.”

Both Almugaiteeb and Almansour stressed that the experimental vaccine will need to go through rigorous testing and several trial stages before it is approved for use by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.

Prof. Nasser Al-Aqeeli, the deputy minister of education for research and innovation, said the ministry supported programs at the Kingdom’s universities with more than SR500 million ($133.3 million) in 2020.