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We are a Dubai-based ladies organisation providing members with opportunities to meet and share ideas and interests.  Although many of our activities are based in the Arabian Ranches, we welcome ladies living in all areas of Dubai.  We hold weekly multi-cultural social mornings, including programmes with fascinating guest speakers, coffee and snacks.  
As a member of Ranches Ladies you will be able to join our many Circles, attend our trips and excursions and take advantage of the many discounts available only to our members. Look around our pages to see what is on offer and come along on Tuesday mornings to find out more.
Our Social Mornings are held every Tuesday from 9.30 am – 12.00 noon, in Birdies Bar, Arabian Ranches Golf Club.  New members and guests are always welcome! 

Special Announcement

 

In line with advice from the Government of Dubai we will be suspending all RL activities until further notice.

Please stay safe and observe all the guidelines necessary to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

Khalifa University Abu Dhabi

 

RL has been getting a lot of excellent advice and guidance from the Community Development Authority which we have been sharing with you on FaceBook. Please follow all guidance you receive from the government and stay safe

For the Over 60s

Greetings from CDA.

Kindly register on the website below for senior citizens those aged 60 and over, whether a citizen or a resident, they will have a supporting program, attention and follow-up from the Community Development Authority and Dubai Police.

https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/…/individuals…/oldAgeService…

T: +9714 4299 888 | F: +9714 4299 886
www.cda.gov.ae | civil.facilities@cda.gov.ae

 

DUBAIPOLICE.GOV.AE
To All BRITS In The UAE

If at any point you need to return to the UK urgently / for an emergency then please email: uaeconsular.escalations@fco.gov.uk
with the following details:  Full name, passport number, visa status (tourist or resident), contact details, details of your particular circumstance

 

Be a Volunteer With Health Heroes

We would like to share the opportunity to support the national efforts, be part of the volunteering team that supports our DHA medical and administrative team, which form the front line in the current challenge that we face and will overcome together.

Note: After registering in the volunteering platform, please visit “upcoming events” page regularly to check for volunteering opportunities as they become available

https://services.dha.gov.ae/

 Volunteers should be 18 years old and above

For inquiries, please send an email to:  Volunteer@dha.gov.ae

 

RL Circles News

Since there will not be any official RL activities for a while, and people may find themselves at a loose end, RL is posting activities and ideas for RL members to enjoy at home. Look at our Art, Mosaics and Leather Circle pages for suggestions for things to do at home.

Please contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with your pictures, suggestions and activities

 

Let Jackie know your thoughts or ideas to keep us all positive and active! And continuing with regular posts on facebook will help us all to feel connected
Previous Social Occasions

 

RL Tuesday Social Morning

17 March 2020:  Larte

Studio One Hotel

On Tuesday 17th March the RL Social Morning was not held in Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel.

 

10 March 2020: Informal Social Morning

The Sports Bar AR Golf Club

 

RL social morning was held up in the new Sports Bar at AR golf club (formerly the Baker Finch room) and it’s a very comfortable venue. We enjoyed a wonderful talk by Lynne Haboubi about how to get involved in the UAE. There’s a lot we can do as long as we follow the rules and obtain the recommended permits

 

03 March 2020: Informal Social Morning

Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant

There was an excellent turn out for RL coffee today at Arabian Ranches golf club. Thank you everyone for coming along.  Karen Dickinson from the Quilters Circle showed us some of her truly beautiful quilts  and we thank you Karen for your really fascinating impromptu talk

 

01 March 2020: BoHo Restaurant

Sunday Lunch

What a great turn out for the RL lunch at Boho restaurant in Studio City hotel.  Chef Mert, manager Shane and all the staff helped make this a very special occasion and Chef Mert also gave a great demonstration of how to make ceviche and raw tiramisu along with the recipes.

Delicious food!

25 February 2020: Victory Heights Coffee

There was an amazing spread of food at Liz’s RL garden party and a great turn out.  It was a perfect morning in Victory Heights.

The food was prepared and donated by Liz and her team of Ranches Ladies, with special thanks to #GreenheartOrganics for the vegetables.

Thank you Liz for sharing your home with Ranches Ladies and giving us a wonderful morning

18 February 2020: StudioOne Hotel

Larte Restaurant

RL Social morning at Larte in Studio One Hotel proved extremely popular with 37 women enjoying delicious Italian coffee and fresh pastries for 35 Dhs. A great new venue!

RL Fashion Show: 10 February 2020

 

The RL Ladies In Red Fashion Show was presented in collaboration with Larte and Studio One Hotel in Studio City on Monday night from 7.30pm.

This was a wonderful evening attended by 90 guests who were treated to unlimited pizza and 2 free drinks at Larte restaurant and a marvellous fashion show

Oasis Fashion, House of Colour, and Abati exhibited their beautiful clothes and Hayet Zerelli accessorised the outfits with her jewellery. l’Atelier Salon (Kojak Building Motor City) did the amazing hair styles and Riri Bash (bashedbyriri@gmail.com) the makeup and everyone looked incredible

11 February 2020: Informal Coffee Morning

Birdies Bar

RL has a new home at Birdie’s Bar at Arabian Ranches Golf Club due to changes to the Baker Finch room.

We met as usual from 9.30am and the Golf Club offered a hot beverage and croissant for 25 dhs.

4 February: Yvette Judge

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Yvette Judge, Education and Children’s Programme Advisor for the Festival, spoke to us about The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature which took place last week and entertained us with news about the guest speakers, the workshops and the presentations. It is not easy running such a prestigious event and we are very grateful to Yvette for sparing us the time to let is in on the backstage secrets

The 7th International Dubai Quilt Show

We were also joined by Aish from Classic Quilts to tell us about the 7th International Quilt Show Dubai Quilt Exhibition on 27th, 28th and 29th of February 2020 at the Roda Al Murooj Hotel, Downtown Dubai.  Entry is free so come along to the workshops, displays, stalls and competitions or just marvel at the amazing quilts.

Everyone is welcome as other crafts are represented this year and you will have shopping opportunities galore

28 January 2020: Dr Jennifer Kasirsky

RL was thrilled to welcome back Dr Jennifer Kasirsky from Parkview Mediclinic Hospital.

Dr Jennifer gave her presentation to a full house with her informative, balanced but humorous guidance on the menopause and HRT. Her straight forward advice is very welcome.

Thank you Dr Jennifer

14 January 2020: Annual General Meeting

An extraordinary AGM was held on 14th January 2020 and we are extremely grateful to everyone who came along to support us. Over 50 RL members joined Mr Sayeed and Mr Musaid from the Community Development Authority and we received approval for the legal changes we have made to our board. Thank you very much for your support and for making the effort to help us. We are very grateful.

It is with great pleasure that we announce we now have a new President, Vice President and Treasurer. Hayet Zerelli has been our loyal and hard working Vice President for many years but we have at last persuaded her to take the big job and RL is delighted to announce her as our new President. Right beside her we have Julia Handley who is taking on the role of Vice President but will be working very closely in partnership with Hayet and the committee as a unified team. Anne Archibald, also a longstanding busy committee member, has been appointed as treasurer. Welcome to you all.

 

19 November 2019: Festive Bazaar

The Festive Bazaar was last Tuesday and was a triumph. Thank you to Hayet, her team of helpers, all our wonderful stallholders and the generous attendees who came in their droves to support Ranches Ladies and to celebrate the state of the festive season with us.

We had a full house of contributors to the Bazaar including our own Art Circle leader Elizabeth Bruce, the RL Quilters, Oasis Fashion, UOwnCalmness, Joanna Low, Tamara Noori, Anna D, Fashion Rebel, RockNStyle and KumKum Ramchandani to name but a few. See our Festive Bazaar page and our events page on FB to see their profiles and pictures from the day itself.