3rd October 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Happy Sunday morning Ranches Ladies!

Wishing you a great week ahead.

Expo 2020 has begun!

Opening Ceremony

Expo 2020 Dubai is now open until 31st March 2022. This long awaited event kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony on Thursday evening, witnessed by millions watching around the world. It’s great to be part of this exciting milestone as residents of Dubai!

A day, or even a few, is not enough to see it all – so season tickets are the best option.

The October pass (available for purchase until 15th October) offers unlimited daily access for the month of October 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.


Nardos Belay visited Expo 2020 on Friday and has written about her experience, with some tips for future visitors. Click for the link https://arabianranchesladies.com/expo-2020-dubai/

If you would like to share photos or stories for our new Expo 2020 Dubai page, please send them to ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Webteam Volunteers

The Ranches Ladies web team currently need one or two volunteers to help update the website. If you can help with this, please email Vivienne at arladiesdubai@gmail.com for more details.

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

Beginners Arabic Circle

Would you like to learn Arabic?

The Beginners Arabic Circle, led by Rana Nazer, will be meeting on Thursday mornings around 8.30am. Location to be confirmed.

If interested please email  circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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

Poetry Circle

If you are interested in joining the poetry circle, please 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

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By Carole

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.

The book for October is ‘Would I Lie to You’ by Aliya Ali-Afzal, a tense, warm and funny and page-turning debut novel about what happens when you have your dream life – and are about to lose it. It will be discussed on 17th October.

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

Walking Fitness Circle

The walking circle are restarting from 4th October. 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 for more information.

Gardening Circle

The gardening circle are also planning to get outside in the garden from this month onwards. 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 18th October. (Time depends on the film). 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 are meeting on 13th October. Time and location to be confirmed. If you would like to join them, email Marina at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting from 2-4pm on Wednesdays. If you would like to join them, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

New circles

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.


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

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


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!