6th June 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good morning Ranches Ladies! Wishing you a great week ahead.

Annie Martin

This week, we were saddened to hear of the loss of a former Ranches Ladies member. Annie Martin passed away on 30 the May peacefully at home in Spain with her family around her.

Annie was a well loved member of Ranches Ladies for several years. She was an enthusiastic member of Carole’s Scottish dance circle where she worked very hard and became a very good dancer. She was also a member of the Spanish Circle. Her many friends in Ranches Ladies remember her as a kind, elegant lady who was always smiling.

May she rest in peace.

Annie (on right) with Carole and Anne Archibald
Annie (at back of photo) with Scottish Dance Circle in 2018

Sunday Quiz Night at Studio One Hotel

Sunday Quiz Night – 13th June

Ranches Ladies are planning to enter a couple of teams for the Sunday Quiz Night at The Void in Studio One Hotel on Sunday 13th June.

There are a few spaces left, so if you would like to join please contact Jeannette on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Tuesday Mornings

Old Style Greetings

We are waiting for official approval to restart our regular Tuesday social mornings, we hope this will be possible after the summer break.

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

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com

RL Circles News

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

Most groups will take a break during the summer months.

A quick update from some of the circles:

The Walking Fitness Circle are taking a break due to the extreme weather and hope to restart around mid-September.

The online Yoga classes are not currently going on and may restart in person after the summer, if possible.

The Quilters Circle finished the year with an online retreat and plan to start again after the summer break.

The Uni Mums Circle and Cinema Circle are taking a break until October.

The Poetry and Scottish Dancing Circles have not been meeting this year due to COVID restrictions – they plan to restart in September if restrictions allow.

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

You can contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Some of the groups who are meeting this month:

Mahjongg Monday Circle


The Mahjongg Circle are meeting on Mondays from 10am during the month of June, after which they will take a break for the summer.

Please contact Sharon for more information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Book Circle

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

They are currently reading ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig, which will be discussed on 20th June.

The book for July will be ‘Fall of Marigolds’ by Susan Meissner.   

If you would like to join them, contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more details.

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle continue to meet on the third Monday each month.

The June book choice is ‘The Art Forger’ by Barbara Shapiro, which will be discussed on 21st June.

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

Spanish Circle

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The Spanish Circle, led by Manoly, is meeting remotely this month, then taking a break for July and August.

The times of the classes are Mondays 5.30pm for intermediates and Wednesdays 11.30am for beginners

French Circle

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The French Circle are meeting this month, before taking a break until September.

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

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.


15% discount and next day delivery on a minimum purchase of 200 AED online
Al Hana Center, Ground Floor
Al Jafflia, Mankhool
Tel: 04 398 4622

My Second Home – the upmarket doggie daycare is offering 20% discount to RL members

Dubai Investment Park -2

tel: 971 4 881 8002

email: info@mysecondhomedubai.com

Hamptons Cafe

Arabian Ranches Community Centre
15% off regular all items (does not include packages)
You must show your membership card

The Gorgeous Flower Co

10% discount for Ranches Ladies (must show carad)
All branches inc. Arabian Ranches Community Centre
Tel: 050 299 3989



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

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Have a great week!