7 April 2019

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.
April 9th 2019: Two Wise Women

Join Loraine and Rebecca, our two wise women, who  offer yoga workshops, breathing techniques, meditation, chakra balancing and natural products to help you lead a healthier and more mindful life.


On Tuesday 2nd April we met Nada Ahmed at the RL Social Morning.  2019 is the UAE Year of Tolerance and Nada hosted a discussion about the concept of diversity in the UAE and explored the benefits of tolerance and diversity in our community of Dubai.  This was a fascinating discussion and we are very grateful to Nada for coming to our social morning.

RL Circles News

View the April Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar

We have 2 new proposed circles, a gourmet Italian cultural morning at Eataly restaurant in Dubai Mall on a Thursday morning from 18 April and a 4 week silk painting class with Rajul in Mirador on Arabian Ranches.

Silk Painting Circle

Rajul would like to start a silk painting circle. She will supply the materials and the expert tuition to give you a basic understanding of the techniques, materials and methods used in silk painting over 4 weeks.  Rajul is offering Sunday or Thursday mornings from 11-1pm at her home in Mirador on Arabian Ranches. She is an experienced artist and you will learn some fantastic artistic skills to create some lovely works. Rajul predicts you will complete up to 2 silk paintings over 4 weeks.

Please let Jenny know on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would be interested and your preferred day.

Italian Culture Circle

Paola’s Italian Culture Circle will be based at Eataly Restaurant at Dubai Mall on a Thursday Morning starting on April 18th for 5 weeks. Each week the restaurant chef will showcase an Italian food item such as pasta, Italian bread, Mozzarella, and show you how it is made, talk about the history and allow you to taste it.

Session 1 -make Italian Bread April 18th

Session 2 – make Ravioli April 25th

Session 3 – make Mozzarella cheese May 2nd

Session 4 – make Tiramisu May 9th

Session 5 – make Focaccia bread May 16th

The second hour is a lesson by qualified Italian language teachers for beginners and advanced students.  There will be 5 sessions in total and a minimum of 5 people must attend. You need not commit to all the sessions. Jenny will give more details if you email her.

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

This Week

Beginner’s Spanish 1 takes place on Sundays at 5.30pm and Beginner’s Spanish 2 is at 1.30pm on Mondays.  Please get in touch if you would like to learn or improve your Spanish language skills.

The Walking Fitness Circle meets every Wednesday at 7.00am prompt outside Caribou Cafe at AR1 community centre.  Meet Alex or Julie and walk for 5 miles then enjoy a drink at Costa.

The Cinema Circle meets every Monday morning to go and watch one of the latest films, chosen each week from a choice of 3, usually at Vox Cinema in Mall of the Emirates and then everyone enjoys a coffee and chat about what they’ve just seen afterwards.  What an enjoyable way to see the latest movies with friends!

Coming Up Soon

The Ladies Lunch has been arranged for 14th April at BBQ Nation. This is a restaurant specialising in Indian Fusion offering a wide variety of starters, BBQ meat, seafood and vegetables. You can choose from stir fries, curries, biriani, rice, breads and dessert for a very reasonable all inclusive price including soft drinks. Please contact Lorna or Liz on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to join this lovely lunch.

The Quilters Circle meets again at 9.30am on 14th April.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on Monday 15th April. The chosen book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a great book!

The next Mosaics Circle meeting will be held on Thursday 17th April.

The Book Circle will meet again on Sunday 21st AprilThe book we are reading is “I Was Told To Come Alone” by Souad Mekhennet.

Upcoming Trips

Join Us and Book your Place

10th April 2019: Dubai Design District

On 10th April the next RL trip will be to the Dubai Design District to visit 3 exceptional exhibitions held by the Paris based School of Jewelry and Arts “L’Ecole” (visiting Dubai for only a few days):

    • Hidden treasures: Jewelry from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
    • Pearl merchants: A rediscovered saga between the Gulf & France at the dawn of XX Century;
    • Precious Art Deco Objects from the Collection of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan.

We will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide throughout the visit. There is no charge and the tour takes approximately 1-1.5hrs. Meet at the Golf Club at 9am.

Email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to register your interest.

19th April 2019 : Gatsby on the QE2

This immersive experience brings the novel The Great Gatsby to life and will take place across all 3 decks of the majestic QE2 moored at Port Mina Rashid in Bur Dubai.  Join Ranches Ladies for a magnificent Ladies Only night aboard this iconic ship and celebrate the Gatsby Era in full flappertastic attire.  See below for more info.

Please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com to register your interest and book your ticket.  You need plenty of time to prepare your outfits!


This week RL is delighted to highlight 3 of our dental discount partners. Look at our webpage http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for details of all our discounts.

ConfiDent Dental ServicesRL members receive 20% off Scale & Polish.

110 Century Plaza, Jumeirah 1

Tel: 04 343 3315www.dubaiconfident.com

Drs Nicolas & Asp Clinics offer 10% discount off all dental services for all members with a valid membership card.

http://www.nicolasandasp.com or Tel: 04 394 7777

Park Avenue Dental are offering a 10% discount for all members with a valid membership card
Daytona House, Motor City
Tel: 04 553 0931

Al Ihsan

We have extended the period of time to collect bread making ingredients to the last Tuesday in April (which you can bring with you to the golf club reception desk or upstairs to the Baker Finch room.) Your support is much appreciated so please bring whatever you can spare.

If you would like to help bagging up or come along to Ajman with us please get in touch with Connie or Jeanette on ranches.ladies@gmail.com or speak to them on Tuesday morning.

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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