12th December 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good morning Ranches Ladies.

Schools have now finished for the Winter Break.

Whether you are travelling or staying here in Dubai, stay safe and well and have a great week.

Upcoming Trip – Festive Marina Cruise

Allison is organising a Festive Yacht Trip around Dubai Marina on Tuesday 21st December from 11am until 1.30pm.

To find out more details and book please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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.

During December and New Year please check via the RL members WhatsApp group or ranches.ladies@gmail.com before attending, as some people are out of Dubai for the holidays.

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

The International Christmas Coffee Morning in was on Tuesday 7th December, hosted in Carole’s beautiful garden. Twenty ladies had a great time and enjoyed delicious food. Mandy won the prize for the best decorated dish and Camelia’s Pavlova was the best decorated cake.

The Makers’ Market

For unique gifts, handmade in the UAE, visit Arte – The Makers’ Market at Times Square Center on Friday 17th December 10am to 6pm. 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 on 28th November was Indian Vegetarian lunch with a variety of delicious dishes from around India, cooked by Rajul, Supriya and Praveena, and hosted by Rajul.

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

Gardening Circle

The gardening circle had a very interesting morning learning all about how to grow and propagate succulents from Amanda Ainsworth, UAE Queen of Succulents. Many thanks to Amanda for her time and expertise and for the gifts!

Email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more about future meetings.

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.

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.

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 Hair and Beauty Salons are highlighted below

Casa Havana

Casa Havana Beauty Salon
15% Discount on all 1st time customers
10% discount on all visits (excluding threading and hair extensions)
Villa 892, Al Wasl Rd Umm Suqeim 1
Tel: 04 321 5757/056 157 7878

Chill salon

Chill Salon – Hair Salon
20% off on first visit to Media City Salon only
10% off on all other visits to both branches
Dubai Media City – Loft office 1, Entrance B, 407
Tel: 04 44 62991
Dubai Marina – Intercontinental Hotel 2nd Floor
Tel: 052 428 3225

L'Atelier 2

Hair & Beauty

L’Atelier Hair and Beauty is now offering 20% discount on bills over 200 AED every day
Motor City (Kojak Building) Springs Souk and Jumeirah Village
Tel: 04 420 1946/04 420 3096


Marquee – Hair Salon
Offering 15% discount on Sundays to Wednesday
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Tel: 04 420 7700

Only You 2

Only You – Hair & Beauty
20% discount on all services every day
Apex, Atrium 204, Motor City
Tel: 04 422 4180

Ted Morgan

Ted Morgan – Hair Salon
10% off Sun and Monday at Motor City.
15% off Town Centre Jumeirah Sunday and Monday
Motor City, Daytona House, Unit 03
Tel: 04 457 2309

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!