9th December 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Gathering

December 11th 2018: Coffee and chat at Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant

We are meeting from 9.30am in the restaurant and the restaurant staff will show you to our table.


Members’ Christmas Lunch 

Today 9th December is the RL Christmas Lunch at Maison Mathis Restaurant. Have a lovely festive meal everyone!

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Gather round the festive tree as the lights are turned on and enjoy the sounds of the Ranches Ladies as they fill the air with holiday cheer. There’s snowfall that will transport all to a magical world while traditional festive treats and beverages will complete the event. Traditional mince pies and mulled beverages with the compliments of the Golf Club.

Carole’s Festive Garden Party

On Tuesday 18th December Our Honorary President Carole invites any Ranches Ladies to join her from 9.30am for her annual get together in her beautiful garden in Savannah. Numbers are required in advance so please book via Carole or on Ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Christmas Day

Are you on your own for Christmas? Husband working? Don’t spend it alone, get in touch with Connie or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com and join other ladies for a festive chatty lunch.

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.

Delivery of fruit and veg and a fridge – Report by Connie

Many thanks ladies for your kind donations, we collected 40 reusable bags and enough produce for 80, a quick rummage for more bags and we were ready to deliver.

Currently, Al Ihsan supports approximately 1700 women. Those that have correct documents are registered users of the services they provide and those that do not are dependent on generosity. We focused on the food programme on our visit. Ladies are supplied with food twice a day there are some companies and hotels that donate food supplies and it works on a first come first service principle. Ladies and children begin to queue very early so as to get the best of what is on offer. We had 80 bags to give but there were touching 500 in the queue.

We did manage to speak to a few ladies about what we can bring that would be of benefit and we now have a list of ideas to see us through the next year! Starting with a toiletries run in January. Please save up those hotel smellies. From what we could gather the ladies were made  up of a vast collection of expats however to discuss here how they arrived at Al Ihsan doors would not be appropriate. But I’m more than happy to answer any private questions or host a coffee morning on the subject.


The Fridge was very kindly donated and transported by Tish Foster. The centre is very open to taking donations of any kind but collection can be a bit of a headache. If you would like to donate any big items it is best to also think of transport costs as well.

 RL Circles News

View our December Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities

Many of the RL Circles will not be held over the winter holidays but a number will continue as usual. Please speak to your circle leader to keep up to date with your circle’s meeting  times as these may change or be cancelled. Check the calendar for guidance too.

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

This Week

The Art Circle is taking a break until January. The last session will be tomorrow afternoon, 10th December

The Quilters are meeting today 9th December at the AR Golf Club.

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.

In a message to all RL singers, Wednesday 12th December is the last meeting of the Singing Circle before the Big Day on 15th. 11.20-12.20am in the Loft at the Golf Club, this is your last opportunity to practise and prepare for your performance!


Thank you to Mariela Marcantetti of Furless (a leading centre for permanent hair removal in Dubai) who gave us an insight into hair removal procedures in her address to RL on Tuesday 4th December.  Mariela offered a voucher to all ladies present for a treatment worth around 270 dhs and we will soon receive a 15% discount on our website. There will also be future discounts by My Tasty Garden and The Hamptons.

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

Still to do some Christmas Shopping?

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
(sourced by E Fitzpatrick, Facebook, UAE Christmas Madness)

Important Info

There is 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

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