8 March 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

 Our Social Morning will meet this week from 9.30 am in Birdie’s Bar at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
10 March 2020:  Travel Counsellor

On Tuesday 10th March the RL Social Morning will be held in Birdie’s Bar, a short stroll from the clubhouse at AR golf club, and we will be addressed by a representative of an international travel service Travel Counsellor

Birdie’s will serve coffee and pastries for 25 dhs for members and 35 dhs for non members.  Please come and meet us from 9.30am

Upcoming Social Occasions
16 March 2020: RL Movie Night

Current RL members are all invited but space is limited to 25 so it’s strictly first come first served. Book your place now!

email Sara on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to guarantee your place

Previous Social Occasions
03 March 2020: Informal Social Morning

Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant

There was an excellent turn out for RL coffee today at Arabian Ranches golf club. Thank you everyone for coming along.  Karen Dickinson from the Quilters Circle showed us some of her truly beautiful quilts  and we thank you Karen for your really fascinating impromptu talk

01 March 2020: BoHo Restaurant

Sunday Lunch

RL lunch at Boho restaurant in Studio City hotel was a great success and we all had a marvellous lunch.  Chef Mert, manager Shane and all the staff helped make this a very special occasion and Chef Mert also gave a great demonstration of how to make seabass ceviche and raw tiramisu along with the recipes.

Delicious food!


 RL Circles News

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

Tonight the Cinema Circle are attending a very special event to mark International Women’s Day called Reel Women in the Screening Room at Studio One Hotel. A group of UAE women involved in the film industry will be discussing issues affecting women and the Cinema Circle have been exclusively invited to attend



Renate Wernery has made a wonderful suggestion for a new evening circle which would be called Empower Women

The world and Dubai is full of strong and successful women we could invite to talk to us in various, interesting venues.
Renate is a member of SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL of Gulf-Dubai and is very passionate in encouraging sincerity in friendship and empower the advancement of women everywhere.

She already has some possible speakers lined up including Kim Thompson of RAW COFFEE; Assia, a Dubai citizen, who has single-handed secured training in our best hotels for rape and torture victims from African countries and Sareh Ameri, founder and first president of Soroptimist International of Gulf-Dubai, where we all actively volunteer our talents and energy to help women and girls live their dreams every day by giving them resources to create positive change – for themselves, their families and their communities.

To obtain speakers of this calibre, we would need to ensure sufficient support. If this is something you would be seriously interested in joining, please email Jackie or talk to Renate or Jackie at one of the RL meetings.

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


The Mosaics Circle will next meet on 11 March on Wednesday afternoon. They make the most amazing practical yet beautiful pieces. Email Jo on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you are interested



The Book Circle is on 15th March and will discuss The Paris Wife by Paula McLain



The Literary Lunch is on 16th March and they are reading Amor Towles’ magnificent novel A Gentleman in Moscow




The Walking Fitness Circle is now every Monday and Thursday at 7am. Meet Jeanette outside the main entrance of Ranches community centre for a 5-6km walk followed by coffee at Costa. Let her know on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to come along


The Quilting Circle are meeting on 15 March after enjoying their retreat in Ajman




Rajul’s Silk Painting circle is every Sunday and Wednesday. She supplies everything you need to make exquisite paintings. Email Rajul on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com



The Leather Jewellery Circle led by Gaelin meets every Thursday at 10am. Gaelin supplies all the materials to make accessories and jewellery. Contact Gaelin on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more


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!



The next Newcomers Coffee meeting is on 26 March



The Pilates Circle meets every Wednesday at 2pm at Optimal Fitness in Studio City



The Cinema Circle meets every Monday morning to watch the latest films followed by coffee and a discussion. Email Gretha on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to join the whatsapp group to choose the weekly movie


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


Today’s Trip

The Miracle Garden: 8th March 

Join Us and Book Your Place

Allison is visiting the renowned Miracle Garden today, 8th March.  A festival of flowers, the Miracle Garden closes for the summer months in April, so this is the perfect opportunity to visit a Dubai icon

Meet at 4.40pm at the golf club carpark to go as a group

email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to get more information about this and future trips



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

This week RL is delighted to highlight 2 of our discount partners Tribe and the Tutoring Centre. 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

Tutoring Center
After-school tutoring
10% off
Knowledge Village & Sustainable City
Tel: 04 435 6548

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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