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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!
The summer holiday period is approaching but unlike other years most UAE residents may be staying put in the region. Ranches Ladies has a number of online circles still meeting and members will be continuing to paint, sew, make mosaics and enjoy all their crafts.
Although Dubai is gradually returning to normal RL cannot resume its activities, meetings and circles until we have received government approval from the CDA. As a result we cannot resume our Tuesday coffee mornings or organise the usual circles. Please bear with us and continue with your online activities.
We will let you know as soon as Ranches Ladies can meet face to face again
Please continue to email firstname.lastname@example.org with all your pictures, suggestions and activities.
Tuesday Morning Social
07 July at 10am
RL will hold our Zoom coffee mornings every 2 weeks and the next will be on 7 July at 10am. We would love you to join us to catch up with your news. You will need to download the app, if you don’t already have it, and email Jackie on email@example.com to let her know you would like to join our Zoom coffee morning
Jackie will then send you an email invitation which you can use to join the Zoom meeting. Just click on the link in the email you receive at 10am on Tuesday 7 July
We look forward to seeing you
RL is delighted to announce that Jayshree Pau has agreed to take over the role of RL treasurer when Anne steps down. Anne is a valued member of the RL committee and she will be greatly missed so we are particularly thrilled that we have found a worthy replacement.
Jayshree is a qualified accountant so we are extremely lucky that she has agreed to join the committee. Welcome Jayshree x
RL Circles News
You can view the Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and our home page for updates. We are keeping a watchful eye on events and will let you know if circles can resume in September/October.
We now have a few regular weekly circles which are held on online and will continue for the next few weeks. On Mondays and Thursdays at 2pm Mariana is live streaming her Yoga classes and on Wednesdays at 2-3pm Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates sessions. The French Circle meets every Sunday at 10am on Zoom
Sadly online Zumba with Sarah has been cancelled but Optimal Fitness are continuing with other online activities, including Pilates, and are offering a 10% discount off all their classes for Ranches Ladies.
Please email Jackie on firstname.lastname@example.org for any more information
Still Going Strong
Ranches Ladies was front page news back in 2010. It is wonderful that Carole has kept our organisation going strong and that we are still here as strong as ever in 2020. A few faces may have changed but Carole is still an active member offering her support and advice to the Committee and our president, Hayet, and running her ever popular Scottish Dancing and Poetry Circles.
What a marvellous thing to see, thanks to Clementina for spotting it
01 March 2020: BoHo Restaurant
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.
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
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 (email@example.com) the makeup and everyone looked incredible
11 February 2020: Informal Coffee Morning
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.