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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.
Pre-COVID-19, we held weekly multi-cultural social mornings, including programmes with fascinating guest speakers, coffee and snacks. We hope that these activities will be able to return soon.
As a member of Ranches Ladies you will be able to join our many interest groups or Circles, attend our trips and excursions and take advantage of the many discounts available only to our members. Currently many groups are meeting in socially distanced ways or via Zoom. Look around our pages to see what is on offer.
We welcome new members. Renewals for existing members are due by 1st September.
You can get more information and download the form on the membership section of our website: Ranches Ladies Membership and Renewals
A member of the RL committee will try to be available for coffee at LARTE restaurant in Studio One Hotel on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 – 11.30am. Please check on the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group or firstname.lastname@example.org before going.
If you would like to find out more about membership or renewals, or to join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email email@example.com
Tuesday Morning Social Meeting
We are waiting for official approval to restart our regular Tuesday social mornings, we hope this will be possible after the summer break, depending on the current restrictions.
Our website is http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and you can find us on FB and Instagram as Ranches Ladies
Please browse through our circles pages if you are new to Dubai and Ranches Ladies. We offer a number of activities which you can join to enjoy your favourite hobbies and to meet new friends.
You can view the Circles Calendar on our page: This Month’s Circles Calendar on the website.
As most of the Circles take a break for July and August, there will be no new Circles calendar until September.
Here are some of our activities from previous years:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.