7th February 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

We are already into the second month of the 2021. Chinese Lunar New Year is on 12th February – Happy New Year to all who are celebrating.

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2021

The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature concludes at Alserkal Avenue on 12th and 13th February with a celebration of film, food, creativity and all the good things that stem from literature. The festival has been a great success so far, especially given the challenges of holding such an event safely during these times. Check out the programme and book tickets at www.emirateslitfest.com

Tuesday Morning Coffee Meet Ups

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Old Style Greetings

RL is waiting for approval to restart our regular Tuesday social mornings, but you can email ranches.ladies@gmail.com to keep up to date with developments or ask questions.

You can also pop along to LARTE restaurant in Studio One Hotel on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am to meet Jeanette and find out about activities or membership.

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

RL Circles News

Several circle groups are meeting, either online or in socially distanced ways.

You can find details in the RL’s Circles Calendar on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com website

The Book Circle

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The Book Circle meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month and will be discussing the international bestseller Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens on 21st February. Contact Jackie on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for details.

If you are hoping to get ahead with your reading the book circle’s March book is Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry followed by Becoming from Michelle Obama.

Literary Lunch Circle

The February Literary Lunch Circle book choice is the Midnight Library by Matt Haig and it will be discussed on 15 February. To find out more, contact Karen on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Mahjongg Monday Circle

The Mahjongg Circle are meeting at Shakespeare & Co. Arabian Ranches on Mondays from 10am, 4 at a table with social distancing. Experienced players are welcome.

Contact Sharon on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Cinema Circle

The Cinema Circle watch movies together on occasional Monday mornings at Mall of the Emirates. Contact Gretha on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more details.

Uni Mums Circle

Contact Marina on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or Whatsapp +971507027825 if you would like to join the Uni Mums Circle.

Art Circle

The Art Circle meets via Zoom from 10am-12pm on Thursdays. Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more details.

Mosaic Circle

The Mosaic Circle are still making lovely pieces. Please get in touch with Jo on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information about mosaics and how to join in.

Walking Fitness Circle

Members of the Walking Fitness Circle meet 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

The next quilter’s online meeting will be 14th February on Zoom.  Contact Sita on thequilterscircle@gmail.com for any quilting questions.

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 via Zoom, 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.


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Please email Julia on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for any information about joining RL. Make new friends, learn new skills, get fit and have fun


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.  

Little Neighbourhood Restaurant

Food and Drink
20% food and drink

Shop No 6, Remraam Community Center, Remraam Dubailand – Dubai
Tel: 04 876 9042 


Kave the story of things

 Free filter coffee!

Warehouse 20, Alserkal Avenue

Dubai, UAE

Email: hello@thestoryofthings.com

Phone: +971 (0) 55 102 4469

Neon Starfish

20% off clothes when spending over 300AED

At the Festival Plaza Store

​Festival Plaza Mall​19/3, Sheikh Zayed Road​G Floor

Email us at ruth@neonstarfishdubai.com

Send us a What’s App on +971 58 5031176


Eco Souk 

15% off all non-sale items. Use the code RL15


Spill the Bean 15% off

Shop No.#07, Block, The Sustainable City – Dubai

04 242 8671



20% off total bill

Valid on a la carte items and not special promotions

 Studio One Hotel, Ground Floor – Al Qudra Rd – Dubai

+971 4 581 6870

Orb Relocation
Relocation Agents
15% discount on total move charges

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

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