5th December 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

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Good morning Ranches Ladies.

We hope that you enjoyed the UAE 50th Jubilee long weekend and have a great December.

Tuesday Mornings

Ranches Ladies are continuing to meet for coffee and a chat 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. Renewals or new memberships can also be processed.

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

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

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 ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to attend, or to volunteer to help set up on the day.

The Makers’ Market

For unique gifts, handmade in the UAE, visit Arte – The Makers’ Market at Times Square Center on Fridays 10th and 17th December. https://www.arte.ae

RL Circles News

Click here for the latest Circles Calendar

Many Circles are taking a break in December, or over the Christmas and New Year period, so please check with circle leaders.

International Lunch Circle

The first meeting of the International Lunch Circle was an Indian Vegetarian lunch with a variety of dishes from around India, cooked by Rajul, Supriya and Praveena, and hosted by Rajul.

In addition to all the delicious dishes, there was the opportunity to learn about food and culture from different regions of India and how to drape a sari. Carole excellently recited a poem ‘Green Mangoes’ (translated into English) by Nobel Laureate and renowned Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore.

The International Lunch Circle have offers of cooks for Turkish and Malaysian food for future meetings in January and February, but are looking for volunteers to host the lunches. Plates and cutlery will be provided. If you are able to host a lunch, please email Carole circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Poetry Circle

Poetry Circle

The poetry circle met on Monday 29th November and had a great discussion about poems on the theme of travel.

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

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle will be taking a break in December. They are currently reading 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:  circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Circles Activities in December

These circles are planning to meet in December, if enough people are available.

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.

Beginners Arabic Circle

Would you like to learn Arabic?

The Beginners Arabic Circle, led by Rana Nazer, will be meet during December on Thursdays 12.45 – 1.45pm if there are enough people. 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

Yoga Circle

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 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 held once a month. Meetings have been on Zoom, but they are hoping meet in-person on Sunday 12th December for an end of year celebration.

For more information, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@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 December is ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ by Sharon Stone. This will be discussed on Sunday 19th December.

All are welcome.

Contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more details

Walking Fitness Circle

The walking circle meet at 7.30am outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance to 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 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 circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more.

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

Circles coming soon!

New – Crochet Circle

Fadwa would like to start a crochet circle Monday or Thursday mornings. She can start in December with teaching how to crochet a Santa hat, if enough ladies are interested.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more

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 circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 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 circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.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 circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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.

Some 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

For any enquiries or suggestions please contact our Discounts Co-ordinator: discounts.rl@gmail.com

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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Have a great week!