4th April 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning and Happy Easter to all who are celebrating this festival today.

Election of Ranches Ladies Committee Members

There will be a Zoom meeting for the election of committee members on Tuesday 20th April.

Members are requested to join the meeting for a few minutes each between 1pm and  1.40pm to vote.

The proposed new committee members are:

Monali Abhijit Navalekar –  Treasurer

Michelle Coulter Robertson – Director for Media activities

Shahnaz Qassim Fikree – Director for circles activities

Details for the Zoom meeting will be sent closer to the date.

ARTE, The Makers’ Market

ARTE, The Makers’ Market will be at Times Square on 9th April.

ARTE’s artisans will, as always, be offering a bit of everything. Be prepared for the cutest, inspiring, re-imagined, traditional and modern designs. The collections hold more than gorgeous macrame, fabulous Middle Eastern wood craft, beautiful jewelry, there will be other fun and colourful designs in wall signs, organic skincare made by the best. These handcrafted never-seen-before pieces will have a wide price range.


Tuesday Morning Coffee Meet Ups

Old Style Greetings

We are waiting for approval to restart our regular Tuesday social mornings and hope this will become possible as COVID cases drop and more people are vaccinated.

In the meantime, please pop along to LARTE restaurant in Studio One Hotel on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 – 11.30am to meet Julia or Jeanette and find out about membership and activities.

You can also email ranches.ladies@gmail.com to keep up to date with developments.

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

RL Circles News

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

Click Circles Calendar to see latest activities on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com website

Here are some of the activities the group are getting up to:

Gardening Circle

Although RL gardening circle is not currently meeting in person, they are sharing tips online and learning together how to make the most of our gardens. 

Several of the Gardening Circle ladies have tried their hand at growing vegetables over the winter and have had great results with a wide variety of plants including tomato, cucumber, aubergine, courgette, gourd, kale and various herbs.  Some have grown their plants in the ground and others have had success with plants in pots.  Here are a few photos to inspire you!

Email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more

Walking Fitness Circle

As the weather is getting hotter, the Walking Fitness Circle are now meeting at 7 am (instead of the usual 7.30am) outside Arabian Ranches 1 Community Centre on Mondays.  We are walking in socially distanced pairs for around an hour, and enjoy a well-earned cuppa at Costa afterwards.

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

Book Circle

The Book Club meets on the third Sunday of each month at 10am.

The April book choice is Becoming by Michelle Obama, which will be discussed on 18th April.

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

Literary Lunch Circle

The April book choice for the Literary Lunch Circle is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  It will be discussed on Monday 19th  April.

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

Art Circle

The Art Circle meet on Thursday mornings and have been creating beautiful paintings with acrylic.

The venue varies, so if you would like to join them, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

French Circle

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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 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

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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


Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent changes to the discounts pages, so please take a look at the discounts section on the website for up to date information.

Some discounts are highlighted below.

Acacia Garden Centre

10-15% off indoor and outdoor plants and 20% offother products
Warsan 3, Plant Souq
Tel: Jan Abaya, Project Coordinator
Mob: +971 55 439 5987

Agriculture Box

Offering 1 big box (2m x 1m x 0.6m) with a 20L composting system and a ferti gun
including delivery & installation for 3750AED
Contact: Arnaud Fabre, Agriculture Box Founder
Tel: 052 875 1318

Spill the Bean Cafe

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 Relocations

Relocation Agents
15% discount on total move charges

Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com      

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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Have a great week!