Good morning Ranches Ladies.
This week we celebrate the remarkable achievements of the United Arab Emirates as a nation over the last 50 years, as well as looking forward to the future.
We hope that you enjoy the long weekend break and enjoy all that Dubai and the UAE has to offer.
Our Festive Bazaar, in collaboration with Origin, was held at The Sustainable City plaza last Thursday evening. Thank you to all Ranches Ladies who helped to make it a successful event and an enjoyable evening. Also thank you to Origin and Sustainable City and all the vendors who participated.
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 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
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International Christmas Coffee Morning
Carole is hosting an International Christmas Coffee morning on Tuesday 7th December. A great chance to meet friends, old and new, and share festive food and traditions.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to attend, or to volunteer to help set up on the day.
Click here for the latest Circles Calendar
Most Circles will be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period, so please check with circle leaders.
Trip to Dubai Opera
On 22nd November, a group of Ranches Ladies enjoyed a trip to Dubai Opera to see Dial M for Murder.
There will be more trips organised in 2022, details to follow.
Current Circles Activities
New – Bridge Circle
The Bridge circle, led by Manju, are meeting to play on Thursdays at 11am.
Please email circles.ranches.ladies at gmail.com if interested.
New – Mosaics Circle
The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, will be on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm, as long as there are enough ladies, in Green Community East, DIP.
To join or for more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 is teaching yoga. The days have changed to Sundays and Thursdays from 8.30am. The format is 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.
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. They are taking a break during December and will restart in January.
If you would like to join them please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The next book for the Literary Lunch Circle is The Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina – this beautiful book is both a small, quiet love story and a vast expansive meditation on grieving and loss. To be discussed on Monday 17th January.
All are welcome to join in the New Year. 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 December is ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ by Sharon Stone. This will be discussed on Sunday 19th December.
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 looking forward to welcoming Amanda Ainsworth on Wednesday 8th December. Come along to find out more about succulents, which are great for growing in Dubai’s climate.
Whether you have green fingers or not, everyone is welcome.
Email Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
However, the international lunch circles are looking for volunteers to host upcoming lunches. We already have offers of people to cook food from their home countries and dishes and cutlery available.
If you would like to offer to host a lunch in your home, or help with preparation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The hiking circle made their first hike last week to Al Rabi peak. If you would like to join them on future hikes please email email@example.com
Circles coming soon!
New – Pilates Circle
Gillian from Optimal Fitness is now planning to start the Pilates circle in January. It will be on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. At least 4 ladies are needed in order to run the class. Please email Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Scottish Dancing Circle
Carole is hoping to restart the Scottish Dancing Circle, which was very popular before they had to take a break due to the pandemic, on Wednesday mornings. A few more ladies are needed in order to restart.
Please contact Carole by emailing email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.
Email email@example.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.
Some discounts for Home and Living are highlighted below:
Enjo – Environmentally Friendly Cleaning products
10% discount for Ranches Ladies members
– show membership card or use code RLENJO
Agriculture Box – Agriculture Boxes
Offering 1 big Box (2m L x 1m W x 0.6m H) turn key including delivery & installation with a 20l composting system and a ferti gun for 3750AED
Tel: Arnaud Fabre, Agriculture Box Founder
Mob: 052 875 13 18
JUSTLIFE (previously JUSTMOP)- Home Services
25% off first booking using voucher code Ranches 25
10% off future bookings using voucher code Ranches 10
Only for AR Ladies. Book now through the website or on IOS/Android app
Tel: 0800 JMOP or 8005667
The Gorgeous Flower Company – Flowers for all occasions
10% discount for Ranches Ladies (show card)
Arabian Ranches Community Centre
Tel 050 299 3989
Santos – Kitchens & Home Appliances
25% discount on all kitchen cabinets and 10% on all appliances
Tel: Aldrin 056 810 9559
SNASH – Car Cleaning
50% off first service and 35% off subsequent cleans
http://www.snash.ae – or book using their free app
TRIBE – Home design & styling
10% discount off store & rugs
The Courtyard, Al Quoz Tel: 050 142 8248
15% discount on total move charges
For any enquiries or suggestions please contact our Discounts Co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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