2nd December 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

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

December 4th 2018 Talk: Mariela Marcantetti of Furless

Furless is a leading centre for permanent hair removal in Dubai. If you think that sounds a little scary, Mariela will dispel the myths and discuss the pros and cons of different hair removal methods for different ages and skin types. Mariela will also offer a voucher to all ladies present for a treatment worth around 270 dhs.


Tuesday 4th December will be the last RL Social Morning to be held in the Baker Finch Room until the New Year. From Tuesday 11th December to 8th January RL will meet informally every Tuesday morning from 9.30am at Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant for a coffee and catch up. Please come along if you are in Dubai over Christmas. Restaurant staff will show you to our table.

Tuesday will be our Christmas social morning  with a few surprises. Please bring along some of your favourite seasonal recipes, even a few samples if you are in the mood, for our festive recipe swap.

Al Ihsan

Tuesday 4th is also the collection day for root vegetables, onions, garlic, chillies, ginger, apples and oranges for distribution in the nightly food kitchen in Ajman.  Please bring along to RL social morning whatever produce you can spare in a reusable bag. Jeannette and a few ladies will be filling their cars with your gifts and we are hugely grateful for all your help. We will report back after our delivery.

Members’ Christmas Lunch

On the 9th December is the RL Christmas Lunch, to be held at our very own Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant. It will be an all inclusive, traditional menu with choices for everyone. Keep the date free! We will let you know the price when we have an idea of numbers. Please sign up on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

UAE Christmas Madness

Liz Fitzpatrick has compiled a list of christmas markets and events across Dubai on her FB page, UAE Christmas Madness. It is a useful list of what Dubai has to offer us in the run up to Christmas. Please see the bottom of this newsletter for a copy of her most recent round up.

Thank you to My Tasty Garden for their helpful talk about growing vegetables in your garden. Please look at their Facebook page for more information about their garden boxes, specially mixed soil and plants which you can cultivate yourself.  Alternatively you can enlist the help of Helene and Rachel to get you started.

On Tuesday 18th December Our Honorary President Carole invites any Ranches Ladies still in Dubai to join her from 9.30am for her annual get together at her home in Savannah. She needs to know numbers in advance so please let her know if you are coming on Ranches.ladies@gmail.com and she will give you more information about the morning.

 RL Circles News

View our December 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

This Week

We met Bettina at RL Social Morning on 27th November and she demonstrated some of the crafts she will be teaching in her new Handicrafts Circle. Learn more about what she is offering by sending an email to circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

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.

The Quilters are meeting on 9th December at the AR Golf Club. Come and meet them and marvel at some of their intricate and lovely work.

The December Book Circle will meet on 16th December at the Golf Club and the next book is “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on 17th December. The book is the festive sounding the “Last Christmas in Paris” by Hazel Gaynor.

A reminder, we have a range of books available every Tuesday which have been enjoyed then donated by our ladies. Please browse the selection and feel free to donate any books you have enjoyed reading yourself.

Finally, don’t forget the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Arabian Ranches Golf Club is on 15th December. Our RL choir, led by Gayle, are singing festive favourites and it is a lovely start to the winter holiday season.

Up Up and Away!

Next year Lorna is hoping to organise a once in a lifetime experience… a helicopter ride over the Dubai Palm with spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. Lorna has negotiated an incredible discount from 800 to 470 Aed per person. Please contact her on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to register your interest.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

We had a very successful backstage tour of Dubai Opera House on 25th November. If you get the opportunity to visit this amazing venue we highly recommend it.

To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see our RL webpage on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for more information.


RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments. These discounts encompass hair, nails, facials, botox, massages, spa treatments and hair removal.

There are too many to list here and you should look at our Discounts Beauty page.

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

Important Info

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles, attend our trips or claim your discounts. 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

If you wish to unsubscribe at any time please drop an email to arladiesdubai@gmail.com.
UAE Christmas Madness
Every Friday 9 – 3pm RIPE Market Zabeel Park
Friday 13th November – ARTE, Dubai Times Square Center
Saturday 14th November 10.30 – 4.30 – Expatwoman’s festive Christmas fair, Polo Club
Friday 20th November 2 – 7pm Jebel Ali Village Festive Market
Tuesday 24th November – Ranches Ladies at Ranches Gold Club
Thursday 26th November DIA Winter Souq
Friday 27th November – ARTE, Dubai Times Square Center
Saturday 28th November GEMS Metropole Winter Fayre
Friday 4th December 12 – 4pm Positive Paws are hosting a Christmas Fayre. Street 14C, Al Quoz 4, positivepaws.ae
Sunday 6th December 9am -2pm – Christmas Fair at Centre for Musical Arts
Monday 7th December 10am – 6pm Reform Social & Grill The Lakes
9-24th December Santa at Wafi?
9-12th December 5pm – 10pm Swiss Christmas Market at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Thursday 10th December 1.30pm to 4.30pm Dubai British School Springs/Meadows 🎅🏼Festive Fair free entry 🎄
Thursday 10th December 5 – 7pm JAPS Festive Fayre
Friday 11th December 2-5pm Dubai Irish Society Santa in the desert, Al Sahra Desert Resort
Friday 11th December – ARTE Christmas Fayre, Dubai Times Square Center
Friday 11th December 3 – 7pm Nord Anglia Christmas Fair
Saturday 12th December The Reform Christmas Fayre
Saturday 12th December GEMS Wellington International School Winter Fair
Sunday 13th December 5 – 7pm Winter Festival at GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis
Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th December Dubai Winter Festival DWTC
Friday 18th December 4.30pm Carols in the Desert, Al Qudra
Dates TBC Santa at Ski Dubai
Dates TBC Wafi Xmas light show