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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! 

Ranches Ladies 



It’s summer time in the UAE .  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 over the summer.

Please continue to email with all your pictures, suggestions and activities

Tuesday Morning Social Meeting


Life is getting back to normal in UAE and RL is looking forward to seeing you in September when we hope to have received confirmation from the CDA that Ranches Ladies may meet again. In the meantime RL still cannot meet as an organisation but we will let you know as soon as we get approval to meet again


Goodbye Anne


RL says goodbye and thank you to Anne Archibald, a longstanding and loyal RL member and committee member, who has left UAE to return to Scotland after the sad death of her husband. Anne was our treasurer and enthusiastic member of the Scottish Dancing circle and loved our RL fashion shows. Good luck in Scotland, Anne, we will miss you x



RL is delighted to announce that Jayshree Pau has agreed to take over the role of RL treasurer when Anne steps down.  We are particularly thrilled that we have found a worthy replacement in Jayshree who is a qualified accountant and 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 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


Literary Lunch


The next Literary Lunch book is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.  A zoom link will be sent later in the month


We 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.


Please email Jackie on 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

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 ( 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.