14th February

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

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Happy Valentines Day to all Ranches Ladies members, past and present.

A Year for Hope

Emirates Mission to Mars

This week, the U.A.E. and the world celebrated the successful arrival of the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope probe into orbit around the red planet. We look forward to seeing the pictures it will send back soon.

The global COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. We can all do our bit to keep our families and others safe by continuing to wear masks, social distance and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Please check the Ministry of Health and Prevention, SEHA or DHA sites for up to date information on vaccinations.

Tuesday Morning Coffee Meet Ups

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 Julia or 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

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Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, circle groups are meeting online or in socially distanced ways, where possible.

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

RL Quilters

Paramjeet Bawa

The quilters circle have a very special guest for their February Meeting. 

Paramjeet Bawa is an internationally recognised art quilter and teacher. She is renowned for her quilt ‘ Dust Storm’ that won multiple international awards. We are thrilled to have her present a trunk show of her quilting journey for our monthly meeting via Zoom on February 21st.

Contact Sita on thequilterscircle@gmail.com for more details, or to join the group.

Literary Lunch Circle

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

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.

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


French Circle

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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

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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

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Pilates Circle

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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 for up to date information.

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Have a great week!