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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 the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club.  New members and guests are always welcome! 

RL Tuesday Social Gathering

January 29th January 2019 Talk: Yvette Judge
The Emirates Literature Festival 2019

Yvette will talk to us about the guests who will be gracing the platform at this year’s Emirates Festival of Literature and tell us about this year’s competition entries.

Previous Programmes
January 22nd 2019 Talk: Martine Nates  
A Mindful Approach to Stress Release

Martine is a qualified acupuncturist and certified mindful meditation practitioner.  She presented a gentle and relaxing session about mindful meditation and taught us a simple technique to alleviate some of the symptoms of stress, the 3 minute Breathing Space.

January 15th 2018 Talk: Elizma Hoffman of YOUnique Beauty

The word Fascia is new to the beauty and health industry but not new to our bodies. At school we learned about the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. But we were never taught about fascia. Elizma is trained in massage and beauty and told us about this new physiological concept at the RL Social Morning. She also offered free 5 minute neck and shoulder massages before her talk and gave everyone a free goodie bag.

 January 8th 2019 Talk: Dr Sucharita Ghosh of Apex Medical
Handling Medical Emergencies in Dubai

Dr Ghosh is a GP with Apex Medical in Motor City.

Dr Sucharita Ghosh and Shilpa Kane from Apex Medical joined RL Social Morning today. Dr Ghosh gave us extremely helpful advice on dealing with medical emergencies in the home. Don’t hesitate to call 999 or visit your doctor if you have any serious medical concerns. She told us that the government ambulance service will take you to the Rashid Hospital which offers excellent care in all circumstances.

December 18th 2018: Carole’s Festive Garden Party

Carole hosted her annual Christmas get together in her beautiful garden on Arabian Ranches. Tea and coffee, scones and cakes were served in her garden full of flowers. A lovely start to the holiday season.

December 11th 2018: Coffee and chat at Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant

This was a lovely morning of coffee and chat. Lolly won a magnificent floral arrangement.

December 4th 2018 Talk: Mariela Marcantetti of Furless

Furless is a leading centre for permanent hair removal in Dubai. If you think that sounds a little scary, Mariela dispelled the myths and discussed the pros and cons of different hair removal methods for different ages and skin types.

Tuesday 4th was also the collection day for vegetables and fruit for distribution in the nightly food kitchen in Ajman. Thank you to everyone who brought along a bag of ingredients, it was very much appreciated.

November’s previous programmes

November 27th 2018 Talk: Rachel from My Tasty Garden 

with a short address by Jackie Daair about #GivingTuesday

Rachel and Helene from My Tasty Garden explained to us about growing fruit and vegetables in the UAE climate. Not as difficult as you may think with a bit of knowhow! They can supply bedding boxes, soil mixed to their own specification and plants.

Jackie Daair also talked to us about the increasingly popular day #GivingTuesday which originated in US. She directed us to  useful websites to help evaluate different organisations which offer help to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Bettina gave us a short demonstration of some of the projects you can make at her new Handicrafts Circle. Please contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to sign up for Bettina’s Circle to be held every 2nd Sunday of the month.

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