21st February 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

We hope that you have had a good week and been able to get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather in Dubai at the moment.

Although many of our usual meetings are currently on hold we are hopeful that they will be able to resume as things improve and more people are fully vaccinated.

If you have not yet managed to get the COVID-19 vaccine, please check the Ministry of Health and PreventionSEHA 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.

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 membership and activities.

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

Book Circle

The current Book Circle choice is the international bestseller Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This book will be discussed on 21st February and has been a runaway word of mouth success. 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.

Contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more details

Art Circle

Sara Sutton

Carole Binbrek

The Art Circle have been having a great time learning to work with acrylics, led by Rajul.

To find out more contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Literary Lunch Circle

The February meeting a thought-provoking discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, which took place on Zoom.

The next book choice is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. It will be discussed on 22nd March.

For more details please email Karen on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Walking Fitness Circle

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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.

Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com      

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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Have a great week!