19 July 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter



The summer holiday period is here but unlike other years most UAE residents will be staying in Dubai.  Ranches Ladies has a number of online circles still meeting and members will be continuing to paint, sew, make mosaics and enjoy all their crafts at home.

Although Dubai is returning to normal RL cannot resume its activities, meetings and circles until we have received government approval from the CDA.  As a result we cannot resume our Tuesday coffee mornings or organise the usual circles. Please bear with us and continue with your online activities.


We will let you know as soon as Ranches Ladies can meet face to face again


Please continue to email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com with all your pictures, suggestions and activities.

Tuesday Morning Social

21 July at 10am



RL is holding our Zoom coffee morning every 2 weeks and the next will be on 21 July at 10am.  We would love you to join us to catch up with your news.

You will need to download the app, if you don’t already have it, and email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to let her know you would like to join our Zoom coffee morning

Jackie will then send you an email invitation which you can use to join the Zoom meeting.  Just click on the link in the email you receive at 10am on Tuesday 21 July

We look forward to seeing you

Ranches Ladies the Movie


RL is hoping to create a short video telling the world all about Ranches Ladies and its members. If you are a current or former member of RL and would like to submit a short recording of your positive thoughts and memories of RL and Dubai please send a short video recording (no longer than 30 seconds in length) to Shelley on ranches.ladies@gmail.com. Maybe write a short sentence and then record yourself reading it to camera on your phone.  You can email Shelley if you need any advice on making the recording.


RL Circles News


You can view theCircles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and our home page for updates.  We are keeping a watchful eye on events and will let you know if circles can resume in September/October


Literary Lunch

The next Literary Lunch book is Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce.  A zoom link will be sent later in the month


The Emirates Literature Foundation

A new initiative to promote international cultural understanding through the power of books and words has been launched by the Emirates Literature Foundation, with the co-operation of the UAE Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy.Called ‘Literary Conversations Across Borders’, the project will use a digital platform to host Emirati writers and commentators in live discussions with high profile experts from around the world on a variety of critical topics.

There will be eight sessions in this first series.  The sessions are free to watch but pre-registration is required. After the event the session will be hosted on the Emirates Literature Foundation YouTube channel.

Carole has painted this magnificent picture of the Raja of Sikka from Flores in Indonesia and is keeping up all her artistic skills


We now have a few regular weekly circles which are held on online and will continue for the next few weeks. On Mondays and Thursdays at 2pm Mariana is live streaming her Yoga classes and on Wednesdays at 2-3pm Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates sessions.  Online Zumba is every Thursday at 9.30am with Sarah.  The French Circle meets every Sunday at 10am on Zoom



Please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information and to sign up


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