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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!
RL Tuesday Social Morning
18 February 2020: StudioOne Hotel
RL is collaborating with Studio One Hotel and we have been invited to a special morning in Larte Restaurant from 10.30am next Tuesday 18 February. Please note the later start time.
RL is trying out new venues, new times and new formats to find out what people enjoy doing and to encourage as many people as possible to attend our Tuesday social mornings and new evening events.
For 35dhs we will get coffee and pastries
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. Ceri Rocca of Rags to Riches gave an inspiring talk about her organisation and the wonderful work they do supplying lovingly made items from upcycled fabrics and materials.
Upcoming Social Mornings
25 February 2020: Victory Heights Coffee
RL are going on tour and we will have our usual social morning in Liz’s villa garden in Victory Heights. Meet from 9.30am and enjoy a selection of beverages and delicious home made snacks. We will give more details nearer the time and also arrange some lift shares for those who need it.
We need to know numbers in advance so please let us know on email@example.com if you would like to come along. The more the merrier
01 March 2020: Road to Asia at Boho
On Sunday 1st March at 12 midday, RL will host lunch at Boho Restaurant in Studio One Hotel themed The Road to Asia. This will be 2 courses with a drink and the chef from Boho will give a cookery demonstration. He will also set a cooking competition with a great prize for the best cook, in his opinion!
Also at Boho Restaurant on the evening of Monday 9th March there will be International Ladies night hosted by RL. It will cost 119 dhs for canapés and drinks. More details to follow
Previous Social Mornings
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.
18 December 2019: Scottish Dancing Circle’s Festive Garden Party
The Scottish Dancing Circle held a fundraising garden party on 18 December in Carole’s beautiful garden and helped to raise 2000 dirhams for RL’s fundraising. Thank you Anne, Eleanor, Carole and all the dancers for a delightful morning. We had a lovely time.
26 November 2019: Andreea Stefanescu
The School of Manners
Last Tuesday we welcomed Andreea Stefanescu from The School of Manners to talk about Hostessing and Dining Touches. Andreea was extremely knowledgeable about etiquette and manners and was able to use her many years of experience to teach us about how to be the perfect hostess
Learn more about Andreea’s work on her website at: www.theschoolofmanners.com
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.