17th October 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Happy Sunday morning Ranches Ladies!

It is half term for some schools in Dubai, and we have a long weekend with a public holiday on Thursday 21st to mark the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.

Whatever you are doing, hope you have a great week

Expo 2020 Dubai


There is so much to do and see at Expo 2020 Dubai – on until 31st March 2022.

Season tickets allow unlimited returns, offering the best value.

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.


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

Tuesday Mornings

Great news! We have recently been given approval to restart our multi-cultural social mornings.

We are currently meeting at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am- 12pm on Tuesday mornings for coffee and chat, as well as new memberships and renewals.

We are working on restarting our social and cultural programme as soon as possible. Stay tuned for details.

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 ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Trips and Excursions are back!

We are pleased to announce that we are able to restart Ranches Ladies trips in and around Dubai.

Allison has kindly agreed to organise this again. Please book to secure your place.

Confirmed Trips:

Madame Tussauds Dubai – WED. 27 Oct, 12 midday

Ticket price is 122 AED (discounted online price during October).

Advanced booking required by 20th October. Send Whatsapp to Allison +971551883285 to book.

‘Dial M for Murder’ at Dubai Opera – Monday 22 November 8pm

Group of 10 required to book a box, and need to book today to secure the box for good seats.

Tickets 200 AED.

Please contact Allison today on +971551883285 (advanced payment required).

Proposed trips (to be confirmed)

SUN 7 Nov  1245hrs Lunch at  Just Vegan Jumeirah
WED 24 Nov 1500hrs  Dubai Expo Themed Afternoon Tea at Armani Lounge, Hotel Armani ,Burj Khalifa

WED 8 DEC 1000hrs. Etihad Museum, 50yrs of UAE commemoration
TUES 21 DEC 1100 hrs Tuesday Coffee morning Holiday Boat Party

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

New – Jewellery Clinic Circle

Ranches Ladies president and jewellery designer, Hayet Zerelli is planning to start a jewellery clinic circle once a month.

Bring along your old jewellery – beads, silver, gold etc. – that you no longer wear and Hayet will advise or help you change it into something you will wear again.

Last Wednesday of the month, starting on 27th October, 11am-1pm

Please contact Hayet for more details: WhatsApp +971506277713 or email hayetzerelli@gmail.com


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.

A second Mahjongg group are also playing on Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm

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

Poetry Circle

The poetry circle are planning to meet on Monday 18th October, 2pm.

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

Yoga Circle

Mariana has restarted yoga on Mondays and Thursdays 8.30am. Please contact for more details. 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

by Jumana

by Heike

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 meet on the third Monday of the month for lunch to discuss a book they have read.

The book for November will be Nala’s World by Dean Nicholson, a heartwarming true story of a life-changing friendship between a man and his rescue cat, Nala, as they adventure together on a bike journey around the world.

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 have restarted now that the weather is improving. 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 – a social group for those with kids at university – are meeting once a month. 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

Circles coming soon!

Lunching Out Circle

Would you like to meet other Ranches Ladies for lunch once a month? We need a volunteer to organise the Lunching Out Circle, so that this can re-start.

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

Scottish Dance Circle

Carole is hoping to restart the Scottish Dance Circle on Wednesday mornings.

To join, please email circle.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Genealogy Circle

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.

Discounts for Food and Restaurants are highlighted below:

Hamptons Cafe

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


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

Little Neighbourhood Restaurant

Food and Drink
20% food and drink

Shop No 6, Remraam Community Center, Remraam Dubailand – Dubai
Tel: 04 876 9042


Paul 3

PAUL Bakery & Restaurant
15% Discount for dine-in only
Arabian Ranches 2 Souq, Ground Floor
Tel: 04 422 4502
View details here: http://www.zomato.com

Spill the Bean 15% off

Shop No.#07, Block, The Sustainable City – Dubai
04 242 8671


Xocolatl – Chocolate
15% discount and next day delivery
on a min purchase of 200 dhs online
Al Hana Center, Ground Floor
Al Jafflia, Mankhool
Tel: 04 398 4622

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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Have a great week!