Good morning Ranches Ladies.
Happy Halloween! Hope you have a great week.
Diwali – the festival of light – is celebrated this week.
Happy Diwali to all Ranches Ladies!
Expo 2020 Dubai
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.
If you would like to share photos or stories for our new Expo 2020 Dubai page, please send them to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahjongg Tuesday Circle
A second group, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11am-1pm, email email@example.com for more information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
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 email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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:
The Shanghai Circle are meeting from 2-4pm on Wednesdays, led by Supriya. If you would like to join them, please email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join.
Circles coming soon!
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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 – Nail & Beauty Salon
15% discount – Sunday to Wednesday only
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Tel: 600 544 001
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
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Have a great week!