31st October 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good morning Ranches Ladies.

Happy Halloween! Hope you have a great week.

Happy Diwali!

Diwali – the festival of light – is celebrated this week.

Happy Diwali to all Ranches Ladies!

Expo 2020 Dubai

Infinite Nights
Streaming live from the heart of Expo 2020, these first-in-kind music experiences featuring global and Arab superstars will connect millions of fans in unforgettable music experiences that capture the world’s imagination. www.expo2020dubai.com/en/calendar/attractions/infinite-nights

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

Check the Expo calendar here https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/calendar

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.

For tickets: https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/tickets-and-merchandise/tickets

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

Trip to Madame Tussauds

As the COVID situation is improving, we have been able to restart trips and excursions. On 27th October, a group of Ranches Ladies had a great time at the newly opened Madame Tussauds in Bluewaters.

Booking has closed for the theatre trip to Dubai Opera on 22nd November.

Lunch at Just Vegan

The next trip will be for lunch at Just Vegan Jumeirah on Sunday 7th November, 12.45pm

To book, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Circles Coffee Morning – this Tuesday

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

We hope to be able to restart our social and cultural programme as soon. Stay tuned for details.

This Tuesday 2nd November, we will be having Circles Coffee Morning – come along from 10am to meet circle leaders and find out about activities.

Our website is http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and you can find us on FB and Instagram as Ranches Ladies

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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

RL Circles News

Activities this month

Click here for the latest Circles Calendar

New – Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, will restart on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm, from 10 Nov if there are enough ladies.

To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

Intermediate Spanish Circle

Manoly is restarting the Intermediate Spanish Circle, once a week on Mondays at 5.30pm.

Email circles.ranches.ladies if you would like to join.

Jewellery Clinic Circle

Ranches Ladies president and jewellery designer, Hayet Zerelli, is running 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.

The next jewellery clinic will be on Sunday 28th November, 11am-1pm

Please contact Hayet for the venue and 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 12.45 – 1.45pm. Location to be confirmed.

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

Mahjongg Monday Circle

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

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

Mahjongg Tuesday Circle

A second group, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11am-1pm, email circles.rances.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Poetry Circle

The poetry circle are meeting once a month on Monday afternoons, to share and discuss poems on a theme. The next meeting is on Monday 29th November, 2pm, and the theme is travel.

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 via Zoom until further notice. There will be various activities, including inviting local and international quilting experts, to share their work and teach different techniques.

The scheduled activities for November:
1st Nov – we have an Egyptian needle turn applique class by our member, Islam Yousry.
18th & 22nd Nov – we have a workshop on a free styling and spiraling technique by Mel Beach, an internationally acclaimed American quilter.
21st Nov – our monthly meeting

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.It will be discussed on 15th November.

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 November is ‘Away With The Penguins’ by Hazel Prior, a warm-hearted, funny, life-affirming tale about ageing, human kindness, old-fashioned values and protecting our planet. It will be discussed on 21st November.

The planned book for December is ‘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 less hot. 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 meeting to watch a movie on Monday mornings (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

Shanghai Circle

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

International Lunch Circle

The International Lunch Circle are meeting for an Indian Vegetarian Lunch on Sunday 28th November at 12.15pm at Rajul’s house in Arabian Ranches.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join.

Circles coming soon!

Bridge Circle

One of our new members, Manju Law, has offered to start a beginners bridge class on Thursdays at 11am.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies at gmail.com if interested.

Pilates Circle

Juliane is offering to take over the pilates class but she needs to get an idea of interest first. It will probably be on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons at 2pm. Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

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 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.

Hair & Beauty

L’Atelier is now offering 20% discount on bills on Sunday and Monday
Motor City (Kojak Building) Springs Souk and Jumeirah Village
Tel: 04 420 1946/04 420 3096

Discounts for Nail Salons are highlighted below:

Nail Salons

Chi nail spa

Chi Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
20% (Excluding Thursday & Friday)
Motor City, Detroit House
Tel: 04 457 2485


Cocoon Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
15% discount on all services Sun – Tue
excl public holidays, on min spend of AED 150
Motor City, Daytona House
Tel: 04 447 2795

The Nail Spa

The Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
15% discount – Sunday to Wednesday only
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Tel: 600 544 001

Tips and Toes 2

Tips & Toes – Nail &  Beauty Salon
15% off in all branches Sun, Mon and Tues.
Excl nail extensions, eyelash and hair extensions
and all promotions
Arabian Ranches 1 Community Centre,
Al Barsha, Jumeira 1, Golden Mile  Tel: 04 368 9944

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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