24th January 2022

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

Ranches Ladies are meeting 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.

We hope to be able to restart our social and cultural programme soon. 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

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Emirates Literature Festival

The countdown to the 2022 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has started! The coming Festival will be spread across two weekends from 3-13 February, with talks and sessions taking place in Al Habtoor City, with some activities and exhibitions remaining open during the week.

See www.emirateslitfest.com for more information and to book tickets

RL Circles News

The January Circles Calendar is now available on our website.

International Lunch Circle

The next International Lunch Circle will be a Malaysian lunch, hosted by Ai Ling, with Yvonne and Sue helping with cooking. Monday 21st February 12- 2pm.

There is currently only one space left. Once fully booked it will waiting list only, in case anyone who has booked is unable to come.

Please contact Carole on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Uni Mums Circle

The Uni Mums Circle is a social group for those with sons or daughters at university. They meet at least once a term.

Their next planned meeting is for brunch at The Sustainable City (Next to Arabian Ranches 2) on Friday 28th January at 11am.

If you would like to join them, email Marina at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Cinema Circle

The Cinema Circle meet on Monday mornings at Vox cinema in Mall of the Emirates. The time depends on the chosen film.

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

Poetry Circle

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The Poetry Circle, led by Carole, meet once a month to read and discuss poems on a theme.

The next meeting is on Monday 24th January and the theme is ‘Winter’.

If you would like to join please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Jewellery Clinic Circle

Ranches Ladies president and jewellery designer, Hayet Zerelli, is running a monthly jewellery clinic circle. 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 Wednesday 26th January, 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Please contact Hayet for the venue and more details: hayetzerelli@gmail.com


French Circle

For those who know some basic French but would like to improve and learn more, join the French Circle. They will restart weekly meetings on Friday mornings from 21st January. The venue varies. 

To find out more, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Gardening Circle

The Gardening Circle are meeting on Thursday 27th January 9.30am to learn about composting and how to make and use liquid fertiliser for growing vegetables.

This meeting is now fully booked, but you can contact Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join for future meetings.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, will restart on Wednesday mornings from 12th January, as long as there are enough ladies, in Green Community East, DIP.

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

Intermediate Spanish Circle

The Intermediate Spanish Circle, led by Manoly, meet once a week on Mondays at 5.30pm.

Sadly, Manoly is leaving at the end of the month. If anyone is able to take over teaching for the circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle are meeting on Thursday mornings to learn new techniques and create beautiful paintings. The venue may vary.

If you would like to join them please email Rajul: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Bridge Circle

The Bridge circle, led by Manju, are meeting to play on Thursdays at 11am.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@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

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Mariana is teaching yoga. The days have changed to Mondays 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.

Meetings are now on the 3rd Monday of the month due to the weekend change. Meetings are currently held via Zoom.

For more information, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

Walking Fitness Circle

The walking fitness circle meet on Mondays at 7.30am outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. Last week they walked nearly 12 km around Arabian Ranches 1, in under 2.5 hours! This week they are also planning a longer walk, with coffee afterwards.

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

Hiking Circle

Do you like hiking? The new hiking circle are organising day hikes with a professional guide while the weather is good in various areas of the UAE.

The days and times vary, so please email Tracy or Mandy at circles.ranches.ladies@gamil.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle have changed their meeting day to 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Circles coming soon!

New – Crochet Circle

Fadwa would like to start a crochet circle Monday or Thursday mornings.

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 most likely be on Thursday 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.

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

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Have a great week!