29 March 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning


Dear Ranches Ladies

RL has been getting a lot of excellent advice and guidance from the Community Development Authority which we have been sharing with you on FaceBook. Here is a brief digest of what we have been told


Continuation of Street Sterilisation

The nightly curfew from 8pm to 6am will continue until Saturday whilst the street sterilisation programme has been extended.  The curfew is being enforced and you must not leave your homes without a permit between those hours.



If at any point you need to return to the UK urgently / for an emergency then please email: uaeconsular.escalations@fco.gov.uk
with the following details:  Full name, passport number, visa status (tourist or resident), contact details, details of your particular circumstance


RL Members over 60 Years Old

You ought to have received a message from the RL committee asking you to respond to a request for information from the CDA.  If you are over 60 years old we ask you please to complete the questionnaire, if you haven’t already done so, and return it to us.

The CDA guidance for over 60s is:

In the interest of your health and safety the Community Development Authority calls on the Senior Citizens to commit to stay at home and avoid going outside and advice to take into account social distancing during this period. To request medical assistance, contact the Dubai Health Authority on 800342, and for any other support and inquiries call Community Development Authority

Licensing Department           Regulatory and Licensing Sector

T: +9714 4299 888 | F: +9714 4299 886

www.cda.gov.ae | srl@cda.gov.ae

Community Development Authority CDA

Be a Volunteer With Health Heroes

We would like to share the opportunity to support the national efforts, be part of the volunteering team that supports our DHA medical and administrative team, which form the front line in the current challenge that we face and will overcome together.

Note: After registering in the volunteering platform, please visit “upcoming events” page regularly to check for volunteering opportunities as they become available


 Volunteers should be 18 years old and above

For inquiries, please send an email to:  Volunteer@dha.gov.ae


Commercial Activities Closures

From Wednesday 25th March all commercial activities have ceased except Pharmacies, Supermarkets, cooperatives and Grocery Stores. Many services can still be accessed online

RL Circles News

Since there will not be any official RL activities for a while, and people may find themselves at a loose end, RL is posting activities and ideas for RL members to enjoy at home

Please contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with your pictures, suggestions and activities


Suggested Activities


RL Challenge set by Jackie

Jackie’s granddaughter has challenged her to learn this dance routine from youtube. Perhaps we could challenge all RL to learn it and then when things get back to normal we can all do it at our first meeting.  Click on the link below to see the dance



The Yoga Circle

Keep Fit with Yoga!

Mariana’s yoga group usually meets every Monday and Thursday but while classes are on hold you can still carry on keeping fit !  Mariana is live streaming her yoga exercises. Check out this link to join in at home

Here is the new event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2458192011111567/

The Pilates Circle

Phillipa, the Pilates Circle leader, has kindly shared these Pilates exercises and will send another set next week. They are easy to do at home!

Keep moving!



The Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch circle’s next book is The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

If the circle is unable to meet as planned on 15th April due to the current restrictions, Karen will be organising telephone discussions in pairs.


The Book Circle

Time to Read!
With so many activities postponed or cancelled, you may be finding yourself with time on your hands so why not pick up a good book?  RL Book Circle usually meets once a month to discuss a book we have all read.  After the discussion, we rate the book on a scale of one to five.  If you are looking for something to read, here are some of the titles we have enjoyed most over the last year or so:
The Muse by Jessie Burton
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Colour by Rose Tremain
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate


Book circle are also reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles ready for their next meeting in April. We hope to be able to meet by then but if not we will discuss remotely.

Anyone else who is reading or has already read the book is welcome to send their comments to Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com and she will collate and share

Happy reading!


The Poetry Circle

Carole the Poetry Circle leader has selected these lyrics by Foy Vance



The Art Circle

The Art circle are keeping in touch on social media and have been producing some lovely pictures


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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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