09 February 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

 Our Social Morning will meet this week from 9.30-12 noon in Birdies Bar at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.
Tomorrow Night

RL Fashion Show: 10 February 2020


The RL Ladies In Red Fashion Show will be presented in collaboration with L’Arte and Studio One Hotel in Studio City tomorrow night from 7.30pm. It is not too late to book your place directly with Studio One on 04 581 6870.

Please tell everyone to come along for this first for Ranches Ladies and Studio One. If tomorrow evening is a success we hope to arrange more evening get togethers in the future. Everyone is welcome to join us including non RL members, family and friends. A 119 dhs entrance fee includes unlimited pizza and 2 free drinks

Oasis Fashion, House of Colour, and Abati will showcase their beautiful clothes and Hayet Zerelli will accessorise the outfits with her jewellery

Mr Miyagi’s and El Chapo’s restaurants at Studio One are offering drinks at happy hour prices and BoHo restaurant will serve all drinks at 50% discount after the fashion show.


11 February 2020: Informal Coffee Morning

at Birdies Bar

with Rags to Riches

RL has a new home at Birdie’s Bar at Arabian Ranches Golf Club due to changes to the Baker Finch room. You can find Birdie’s a short stroll behind the clubhouse foyer beautifully situated on the greens.

We are meeting as usual from 9.30am and the Golf Club are offering a hot beverage and croissant for 25dhs. There will be no entrance charge this week . Come along and see our new venue.

Also this Tuesday we welcome Ceri Rocca, co-founder of Rags To Riches, which started in Dubai and soon spread all over the UAE.  Rags To Riches is a group of enthusiastic people who put their sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting and crafting hobbies to good use by up-cycling preloved bed linen, fleece blankets and fabric into clothing and many more items and gifting them to orphanages and refugee camps around the world.

If you would like to know more or how you can get involved come this Tuesday from 9.30am

Last Week

4 February: Yvette Judge

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Yvette Judge, Education and Children’s Programme Advisor for the Festival, spoke to us about The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature which took place last week and entertained us with news about the guest speakers, the workshops and the presentations. It is not easy running such a prestigious event and we are very grateful to Yvette for sparing us the time to let us in on the backstage secrets

The 7th International Dubai Quilt Show

We were also joined by Aish from Classic Quilts to tell us about the 7th International Quilt Show Dubai Quilt Exhibition on 27th, 28th and 29th of February 2020 at the Roda Al Murooj Hotel, Downtown Dubai.  Entry is free so come along to the workshops, displays, stalls and competitions or just marvel at the amazing quilts.

Everyone is welcome as other crafts are represented this year and you will have shopping opportunities galore

This beautiful quilt was made by our very own Quilters Circle and will be raffled for charity at the International Quilt Show on 27-29 February with all proceeds going to Dubai Cares

Upcoming Social Mornings

18 February 2020: StudioOne Hotel

BoHo Restaurant

RL is collaborating with Studio One Hotel and we have been invited to a special morning in BoHo Restaurant from 11am. Please note the later start time.

For 55dhs we will get coffee and cakes and the chef from BoHo will give a cookery demonstration. He will also set a cooking competition with a great prize for the best cook, in his opinion!

25 February 2020: Victory Heights Coffee

RL are going on tour and we will have our usual social morning in Liz’s villa garden in Victory Heights. Meet from 9.30am and for 55 dhs enjoy a selection of beverages and delicious home made snacks. We will give more details nearer the time and also arrange some lift shares for those who need it.

We need to know numbers in advance so please let us know on ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to come along. The more the merrier

 RL Circles News

You can see this month’s Circles Calendar and details of all our circles on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com

Please contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would be interested in joining this or any of the circles


This Month’s Circles

Mosaics will meet next on 12th February at 1pm


The Quilters Circle will meet up on 16th February from 9.30am



The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on 17th February at 12 noon to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens



Newcomer’s Coffee will be held upstairs at Shakespeare’s cafe on 27 February from 9.30am. Email Helen on ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to come along


The Leather Jewellery Circle led by Gaelin meets every Thursday at 10am. Gaelin supplies all the materials to make accessories and jewellery


The Cinema Circle meets every Monday morning to watch the latest films followed by coffee and a discussion


The Walking Fitness Circle is every Monday at 7am. Meet Alex outside the main entrance of Ranches community centre for a leisurely walk followed by coffee at Costa


The Scottish Dancing Circle is every Wednesday from 9.30am in the Loft. Dance the cobwebs away!


The Yoga Circle meets every Thursday at 8.30am. With walking and pilates too you can really get fit!


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


Today’s Trip

9th February at 3.30pm

Join Us and Book Your Place

This week’s trip is visiting Global Village today. Meet at 3.30pm in the golf club car park to liftshare or join us at Global Village at 3.55pm. We aim to leave GV around 7pm.

email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to get more information about this great trip


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

This week RL is delighted to announce a one off discount by Optimal Fitness. Look at our webpage http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for details of all our discounts

Optimal Fitness

Optimal Fitness in Studio City are offering 10% discount to all RL members at The Menopause Club. You must call to book your place.


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


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