13th December 2020

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Yesterday was the Christmas Bazaar held at Studio One Hotel and it was a lovely start to the festive period. Beautifully arranged around the pool at Studio One, the stalls were selling stunning jewellery, fashionable clothing and beautiful accessories. The restaurants were doing a roaring trade as everyone enjoyed this festive occasion

Remember to email us directly if you have any questions, comments or information about Ranches Ladies. Please contact Hayet, our President, Julia, our Vice president, or any member of the committee on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Our website is http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and you can find us on FB and Instagram as Ranches Ladies


Please email Julia on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information about joining RL in the new year

Ranches Ladies is encouraging past and new members to rejoin so that we are in a great position to start as soon as we get the go ahead from CDA. You can find the membership form on our http://www.arabianranchesladies.com website on the How to Join Us page

Tuesday Morning Social Meetings

Old Style Greetings

RL is waiting for approval to meet on a Tuesday but you can email Jeanette on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to keep up to date with all developments

RL Circles News

Look at RL’s Circles Calendar on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com website

Mosaic Circle

Sana is making baubles

Members of the Mosaic Circle have been inspired by the season to make Christmas baubles at home. Here is Sana with one of her creations. Please get in touch with Jo on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information about mosaics

Art Circle

The Art Circle is copying Claude Monet’s famous painting of the Japanese bridge over his water lily pond at his home in Giverny, France. Rajul has been teaching us some techniques in acrylic paints and Shelley has made an incredible start to her picture

You can contact Rajul on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information about her acrylic painting and silk painting circle

Gardening Circle

Jackie’s seedlings

Although the Gardening Circle has not been able to meet in person Jackie has continued to to keep busy in her garden. She decided to grow vegetables from seed and has had a bumper crop of peppers and papaya seedlings. So many, in fact, she would like to give some away!

Email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like some pepper or papaya plants

Walking Fitness Circle

Members of the Walking Fitness Circle are meeting at 7.30am outside Costa coffee at AR1 community centre every Monday. We are walking in socially distanced pairs, and walk for around an hour, finishing where we begin at Costa.

If you would like to join us please email Sara on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

RL Quilters

Anshu’s gorgeous flying geese quilt

The online RL Quilters meeting is today at 9am. Contact Sita on thequilterscircle@gmail.com for any quilting questions

Literary Lunch Circle

The December book choice is Avni Doshi’s Burnt Sugar. Avni Doshi is an American novelist currently based in Dubai and this book recently made the Booker shortlist. We will discuss it in January after the Christmas break

Karen can be contacted on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

The Book Circle

The next title is the international bestseller American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. This book will be discussed in January 2021.

Jackie can be contacted on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

French Circle

or would you like to?

The French Circle is up and running virtually so if you would be interested in improving your language skills get in touch with Dominique on ranches.ladies@gmail.com. Classes are held every Sunday at 10am

Spanish Circle

The Spanish Circle has also restarted remotely this month led by Manoly. The times of the classes are:

Mondays 5.30pm for intermediates and Wednesdays 11.30am for beginners

Yoga Circle

Pilates Circle

On Wednesday at 2pm Philippa at Optimal Fitness is holding Pilates classes and offers RL members a discount on Zumba classes on Tuesday mornings. Email her on philippa@optimalfitness.ae

Please email RL on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any more information and to sign up for any circles mentioned here or on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com Circle pages


Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners. There have been some changes on our discounts pages so please take a look.  It’s a good idea to have a check before you book your hair appointment or see the dentist to check which companies offer RL some great deals

Go to Wafi Mall to enjoy a 30% discount for Ranches Ladies at Oasis Fashion (and the mall is beautifully decorated for Christmas too)

Derma Lounge – Beauty Salon
10% off services at the salon, not valid on products
Arabian Ranches Community Centre
Tel 0436 81453   www.dermalounge.ae

Drs Nicolas & Asp Clinics
Dental Services
10% discount for all members with a valid membership card
Tel: 04 394 7777

Only You
Hair & Beauty
20% discount on all services every day
Apex, Atrium 204, Motor City
Tel: 04 422 4180

Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.comIf you wish to unsubscribe at any time please drop an email to arladiesdubai@gmail.com

until the end of the year