11 November 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

November 13th 2018: Festive Winter Bazaar

RL’s annual Festive Bazaar will open it’s doors on Tuesday at 9.30am. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. Soak up the yuletide atmosphere, buy seasonal gifts from our array of stalls or just enjoy a coffee with friends.

Baker Finch Room upstairs at Arabian Ranches Golf Club


The Golf Club has generously offered a discount to anyone attending the Bazaar on Tuesday. 30 AED for a coffee and cake for RL members and 40 AED for guests.  Collect a coupon on entry and show your membership card.

Oasis Fashion (www.oasisfashiondubai.com) will be offering 30% discount to all members on the day of the Bazaar.

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club so please come prepared!

Forthcoming Programmes

Tuesday 20th November – We have author Karen Osman and cake tasting with Arabian Ranches Chef Nugi.

Following on from her previous best selling success Karen’s second book The Home was recently released across all digital formats on 4th September 2018 and in paperback on 4th October published by Aria Fiction. It is another chilling read and delves into the darkness of living in a children’s home, casting a shadow over family ties and what it means to belong.

Chef Nugi will cook up a variety of sweet treats for us to try. The favourites will be served at our Tuesday Social Mornings.

Tuesday 27th November – Kinesiology specialist Amanda Savory and Just Giving introduced by Jackie Daair.

With over 2 decades as a Primary Years teacher and Educational Consultant in the UK and Middle East, Amanda’s interest in healing followed a traumatic horse riding accident. Holistic remedies and kinesiology helped her to face her fears and move forward. Amanda’s passion is using Touch for Health Kinesiology with both adults and children to achieve their full potential. Amanda is an animal lover and still a keen horse rider. She uses her skills to introduce the magic of kinesiology to animals, particularly horses, dogs and their owners.

Jackie will tell us about the rise and benefits of taking part in the annual movement #GivingTuesday.

Previous Programmes

Last week Janet Waite of Seasons by Design gave a few tips and hints about festive decorations:

  • Ace al-Futtaim Hardware sells extra long tree lights
  • Artificial trees are best for decorating
  • FB page “Christmas Madness UAE” is a great place to buy and sell things at Christmas
  • Seasons by Design are holding a Christmas Open Show House on 19th November by invitation only.  8.30-4pm. Go to Seasons by Design FB page for more information.

 RL Circles News

View our November Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities

For more information or to register your interest in any Circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Meeting Today 11th November

The Quilters Circle at AR Golf Club at 9.30am

The Ladies Lunch will also take place today at the new Hamptons Restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1.

New Circles

There are 2 new circles starting this month. Fadwa’s Crochet Circle and Bettina’s Handicrafts Circle. Bettina will show you how to make greetings cards, gift wrapping, boxes and other seasonal crafts. Fadwa loves yarn! Sign up on our email above.

Next Week

Wednesday 14th is the Arts and Crafts Circle led by Ritwike of The Palette Company.

Gayle of the Singing Circle is looking for singers for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Golf Club on 15th December.  The choir meets weekly at 11.20am on Wednesday upstairs in the Loft at AR Golf Club. She

RL’s monthly Storytelling Circle is on Monday 12th at 2.30pm in Savannah

The Gardening Circle is being hosted by Dubai Garden Centre on 22nd November. The topic is “Choosing and caring for Water Lilies and Pond Plants”.  Please register your interest by email.

Next month’s book for the Literary Lunch Circle on 19th November is “The Red Sari” by Javier Moro.

The Book Circle is reading “The Second Mrs Hockaday” by Susan Rivers and meets on 18th November.

Newcomer’s Coffee will be on Thursday 29th November. Come early from 9.30-11.30am upstairs in Shakespeare’s Cafe, Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre.  We welcome members, non members, established and new ladies and you don’t need to live on the Ranches. Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

25th November: Dubai Opera Backstage Tour

Join Allison on an exclusive backstage tour of Dubai’s marvellous Opera House. This special tour is not often available as it can only be done when there are no performances.

This will be a very popular trip so please contact Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to secure your place as soon as possible. There is an entrance fee to the Opera House and payment will be in advance.

See our RL webpage on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for more information.

5th December: Marks and Spencer (Festival City Mall)

Marks and Spencer at Dubai Festival City Mall has invited RL members to attend their free event from 9.30-1pm on 5th December. The show


focusses on fashion, food tasting and homewares. A sign up list will be circulated at Tuesday meetings.


To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see the website for more details.

New Discounts:

Shamma Clinic Jumeira

15% discount off botox and fillers and 30% off laser hair removal and facials
Street 10c, Villa 41, Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Beach Plaza Mall,

971 04 349 8800


Threads and Tailors

Home Tailor service
10% discount
3 outlets Al Barsha 1, The Sustainable City and Al Quoz Ind 4

tel: 971 4242 8041


Other Discounts

Please look at our website for the many discounts available to RL members, just by showing your membership card.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Important Info

Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles. If you know anyone who would like to join Ranches Ladies please bring them on a Tuesday morning and see our website How To Join Our Membership

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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