20 October 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.
22 October 2019: Nithya Rajkumar Photography

The Art Of Seeing (a photographer’s perspective)

A graduate from the prestigious National Institute Of Fashion Technology, with a Decade of Experience in the Fashion Business, Nithya blends her sense of color, creativity and branding concepts into Photography. Recognised by Nikon Middle East, Nithya is also a mentor and has been running Photography Workshops to empower mothers.

From the very start, Nithya knew that she couldn’t separate Social Responsibility from her Photography venture. She has been conducting various photography projects and talks that focus on creating a strong social impact , be it for raising awareness on a cause or for simply building an individuals self morale.

Come and meet Nithya and discover the power of photography.


 Last Week’s Programme

“Energy Vampires” was the fascinating topic at RL Social Morning last Tuesday by Kyra van den Berg. She told us about situations, people and places we all recognised! And gave us strategies to cope with them.

Thank you very much Kyra for a great presentation.

Upcoming Programmes
Save The Date
26 November 2019: The Winter Bazaar

Put this in the diary! Our annual Winter Bazaar marks the start of the Festive Season. Lots of stalls to find seasonal gifts, yuletide music and tasty nibbles will put you in the mood for the party season.

Free Arabic Classes

Ranches Ladies has received an amazing offer by the Community Development Organisation (The CDA) only available to members of Ranches Ladies.

The CDA are giving members of Ranches Ladies the opportunity to take free Arabic Language classes in conjunction with Zayed House for Islamic Culture. The programme will continue for 5 months every Saturday for 4 hours from 10am – 2pm starting on 2nd November 2019.

The programme is free to RL members. As you will appreciate this is a wonderful opportunity. Please tell your friends about this offer and invite them to join RL if they are interested in these classes. We need to know who would like to take up the offer so please email us at ranches.ladies@gmail.com with the subject CDA Arabic Classes to register your interest.


If you would like to become an RL member or renew your membership please print off the membership form on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com (How To Join Us) and bring it along with a photocopy of both sides of your EID or passport to any of the Tuesday coffee mornings. Please bring the exact 120dhs in a labelled envelope.

It costs 55Dhs for RL members and 65dhs for guests to attend the Tuesday Social Mornings. Please bring the exact money in a labelled envelope, if you can, which will really help us.

Upcoming Trips 

Join Us and Book Your Place

27th October 2019:  L’Atelier Salon Pamper Day

Please come to our Tuesday social mornings this October and list your name at the Trips corner to book a slot or email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com.  There are limited places available and you can choose 2 options from Manis- Pedis- Head & Shoulder massage- Hair treatment- Styling and lots more

RL Circles News

You can see this month’s Circles Calendar on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com.

There is a proposed new Circle which sounds absolutely delicious. Fadwa is offering to give classes in Egyptian cuisine at her home in Mirdif. Contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would be interested in joining this new circle.

This Month’s Circles

The Book Circle is meeting today to discuss Celestial Bodies by Johan Alharthi.

The Literary Lunch meets tomorrow to talk about The Kitchen Canary by Joanne C Parsons

The Silk Painting Circle is led by Rajul who will teach you this beautiful skill.  You will make 2 exquisite silk paintings under her careful guidance. You will be amazed at what you can do!

Newcomer’s Coffee is on Thursday 24th October. Meet Helen at Shakespeare’s Cafe in AR1 Community Centre from 9.30am

The Walking Fitness Circle will now meet on a Monday morning from 7am for a 5 km walk around the Ranches followed by coffee at Costa. Email Alex on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to come along.

The Gardening Circle is meeting on Thursday 24 October to visit the Trump Golf Course for a talk on keeping grass green in the UAE heat! Not to be missed tips for keen gardeners.

The Art Circles will start again in November with Elizabeth so please email on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join the Monday afternoon or Thursday morning classes from November.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for any of the circles.

Useful Email Addresses

There are a number of ways to get in touch with RL if you can’t make it to a Tuesday Social Morning.

To contact Jackie about anything to do with Circles please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

To contact our President Beth, the committee or find out about trips, meet and greet or Newcomer’s coffee email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

To contact Clementina with suggestions for Tuesday programmes please email ranchesladiesprograms@gmail.com

To contact Shelley with discounts suggestions email discounts.rl@gmail.com


Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

This week RL is delighted to introduce our discount partners, Tips and Toes Salons  and Tribe homewares in the Courtyard, Al Quoz. Look at our webpage http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for details of all our discounts.

Home design and Styling
10% discount on store & rugs
The Courtyard, Al Quoz  Tel: 050 142 8248

Tips & Toes
Nail & Beauty Salon
15% off in all branches Sun, Mon and Tues, excluding nail extensions, eyelash and hair extensions and all promotions
AR 1 Community Centre, Al Barsha (Umm Suqueim Rd), Jumeira 1 (Spinnies-JB Rd),
The Golden Mile (Palm Jumeira)
Tel: 04 368 9944

RL Requests

RL is run entirely by volunteers and we rely on your kindness to give a few hours of your time each week to assist the Committee and keep Ranches Ladies running. We are currently looking for deputies to act as assistants to Jackie (Circles Coordinator), Anne (our treasurer) and to update the website with Sara (Webteam).

The easiest way you can help is to volunteer as one of our Meet and Greet ladies if you have a little time once a month. You will be asked to help out at roughly one Tuesday Social Morning a month and your role will be to show new members around, explain about the Circles, find them a seat with a group and make sure they have coffee and someone to talk to.

Please speak to Julia on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information about being a meet and greet lady or talk to any of the committee if you think you can help in any other way.

We collect pre-loved books which are available at the Tuesday Social Morning, free to RL members. Please bring in any books you have enjoyed reading.

Important Info

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

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