18th April 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

We hope you have a great week.

If you are observing Ramadan we wish you all the blessings of the holy month.

Election of Ranches Ladies Board Members

Tuesday 20th April

There will be a Zoom meeting for the election of board 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 board 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:

Join Zoom Meeting between 1pm and 1.40pm

Meeting ID: 851 357 3889
Passcode: r8NvDL–

Ramadan Handicrafts

One of our members, Fadwa, is creating beautiful pieces for your home such as tablecloths, table runners and cushion covers. You can contact her on Whatsapp +971 50 552 2417 to find out more.

You can also check out Fadwa’s crochet tutorials on YouTube: Chez Fadwa Handcraft

Keeping up to date

We don’t yet know when our regular Tuesday social mornings will be able to restart. We 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 groups are getting up to:

Quilters Circle

The Quilters Circle meet via Zoom and continue to make some beautiful pieces.

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

Walking Fitness Circle

The Walking Fitness Circle are continuing to meet, until the summer heat gets too much. They meet on Mondays at 7 am outside Arabian Ranches 1 Community Centre and walk in socially distanced pairs for around an hour. Those who can stay enjoy a coffee at Costa after the walk.

If you would like to join them 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.

Today they are discussing ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama.

The book for next month is the psychological crime thriller ‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides

For those who want to get a head start, the upcoming books will be:

June – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

July – Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner  

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 tomorrow Monday 19th  April. The next book will voted on after this meeting.

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

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.

Chill Salon

Hair Salon
20% off on first visit to Media City Salon only. 10% off on all other visits to both branches
Dubai Media City – Loft office 1, Entrance B, 407
Tel: 04 44 62991
Dubai Marina – Intercontinental Hotel 2nd Floor
Tel: 052 428 3225

Cocoon Nail Spa

Nail & Beauty Salon
15% discount on all services from Sun – Tues excluding public holidays, on a minimum spend of 150 AED
Motor City, Daytona House
Tel: 04 447 2795

Only You

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



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!