26th September 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Happy Sunday morning Ranches Ladies!

Wishing you a great week ahead.

Expo 2020 starts this week!

1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022

Expo 2020 Dubai begins on Friday, with a spectacular opening ceremony planned for this Thursday evening.

The October pass offers unlimited daily access for the month of October. It is available until for only 95 AED.

Entry is free for kids and youth up to 17 years, students, senior citizens 60 years+, and people of determination, but advanced booking is still required for free tickets.

Don’t miss it.


Tuesday Mornings

Sadly, we do not yet have approval to restart our regular Tuesday social mornings, we will let you know if this changes.

In the meantime, some RL members and potential new members are meeting informally for coffee at LARTE restaurant in Studio One Hotel on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 – 11.30am.

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

Membership Renewals

Thank you to all who have already renewed their membership for the year September 2021- August 2022. If you have not yet renewed, please do this as soon as possible.

You can get more information and download the form on the membership section of our website: Ranches Ladies Membership and Renewals

Renewals and new memberships are being done at LARTE, Studio One Hotel, on Tuesday mornings from 10.30-11.30am. Please bring the renewal form and a copy of your Emirates ID.

If you would like to find out more, or to join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

RL Circles News

Activities this month

Click here for Circles Calendar

Mahjongg Circle

The Mahjongg Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10am to 1pm, upstairs in Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches 1.

Please contact Sharon for up to date information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Yoga Circle

Mariana is restarting yoga teaching on Mondays and Thursdays 8.30am. Venue and fee to be confirmed. The format will be 60 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes for tea and snacks.

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Quilters Circle

Ranches Ladies Quilters are a group within Ranches Ladies who love creating with quilting, sewing and embroidery.

Monthly meetings are on the third Sunday of the month, currently online until further notice. There will be various activities, including inviting local and international quilting experts, to share their work and teach different techniques.

There is an additional membership fee to cover meetings and materials for Ranches Ladies Quilters. You are welcome to attend a meeting before deciding if you would like to join.

For more information, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

French Circle

For those who know some basic French but would like to improve and learn more, join the French Circle on Sundays from 10am. The venue varies.

To find out more, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle, led by Rajul, meet on Thursday mornings to learn new techniques and create beautiful paintings. The venue may vary.

If you would like to join them please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle usually meet on the third Monday of the month for lunch to discuss a book they have read.

The current book is ‘A Home on Vorster Street – A Memoir’ by Razina Theba, about her life growing up in South Africa during the apartheid era. It will be discussed on Monday 11th October (date changed for this month).

All are welcome.

To find out more, please email Karen: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Book Circle

The Book Circle meets on the third Sunday of each month at 10am to discuss a book which everyone has read prior to the meeting. Members take turns in suggesting books for the group to read and we try to cover a range of topics and authors. We mainly read fiction but occasionally non-fiction and biography.

The book for October is ‘Would I Lie to You’ by Aliya Ali-Afzal.

The planned books for November and December are ‘Away With The Penguins’ by Hazel Prior, and ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ by Sharon Stone.

All are welcome.

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

Circles restarting in October

Walking Fitness Circle

The walking circle is planning to restart on 4th October, when hopefully the weather will be starting to cool down. We meet at 7.30am outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. We walk for approximately one hour at a moderate, but not too slow pace, stopping back at the retail centre for coffee afterwards.

No special equipment required – just normal trainers, maybe a cap or hat and a small bottle of water.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com fro more information.

Gardening Circle

The gardening circle are also planning to get outside in the garden, restarting in October. What better way to beat the COVID blues than seeing new life springing up! 

Our program usually includes visits to nurseries, interesting gardens and parks and occasionally talks by circle members on various aspects of gardening. 

We also share gardening information and sometimes photos of our successes! Whether you have green fingers or not, everyone is welcome.   

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

Cinema Circle

The cinema circle are planning to restart on Monday mornings from October. We usually meet at Vox cinema, Mall of the Emirates (provided there’s something good to see!) and follow the film with coffee and cake/lunch.

To find out more:

email: ranchesladiescinema@gmail.com

or circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Uni mums Circle

Uni mums is for those with kids at, or soon leaving for, university. They meet up for socialising and support.

Email: Marina at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Ideas for new circles

Beginners French or Arabic

Rana Nazer would like to offer two new circles – Beginners French and Arabic. Day and time to be decided, but possibly 8.30am on Thursdays or 9-10am/10-11am on Tuesdays.

If interested please contact Jackie at: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 


Are you interested in researching your family tree? Carole would like to start a genealogy circle, if there are others interested.

If interested please contact Jackie at: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 


What’s your story? A storyteller circle would involve ladies meeting to share experiences and stories on a given prompt.

If interested please contact Jackie at: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

Poetry Circle

Do you like poetry?

Carole is hoping to restart the poetry circle. A theme would be chosen, with each person bringing 2 or 3 poems related to that week’s theme. A good opportunity for making new friends and interesting discussions over coffee.

If you are interested in joining the poetry circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information on any circles.


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

Take a look at the discounts section on the website for up to date information.

Some discounts are highlighted below.


Home design and Styling
10% discount on store & rugs
The Courtyard, Al Quoz Tel: 050 142 8248

Tutoring Center
After-school tutoring
10% off
Knowledge Village & Sustainable City
Tel: 04 435 6548

Virgin Atlantic
Up to 10% off on certain routes. Quote voucher code ARLM15
Tel: 04 406 0600
email dxb.reservations@flyvirgin.com

Tips & Toes

Nail & Beauty Salon
15% off in all branches Sun, Mon and Tues, excluding nail extensions, eyelash and hair extensions and all promotions
AR 1 Community Centre, Al Barsha (Umm Suqueim Rd), Jumeira 1 (Spinnies-JB Rd),
The Golden Mile (Palm Jumeira)
Tel: 04 368 9944

The Gorgeous Flower Co

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

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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Have a great week!