31st January 2022

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

Emirates Literature Festival

The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature starts this week. This year the 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

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

If you have time on Tuesday mornings, join us for at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am- 12pm. It is a great chance for existing Ranches Ladies members to catch up and for new ladies to find out about membership and activities.

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

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to ranches.ladies@gmail.com

RL Circles News

The February Circles Calendar is now available on our website.

New – Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Book Circle

The Book Circle are currently reading Elefant by Martin Suter, the international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant. They will meet on Friday 18th February at 9.30am.

If you would like to join them, please email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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 are currently no spaces left. You can join a waiting list, in case anyone who has booked is unable to come.

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

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.

Literary Lunch Circle

Our Literary Lunch Circle leader, Karen Searle, is leaving this month to return to the UK. We will miss her greatly and wish her all the best for her move. Thanks to Ashfaa for kindly offering to take over leading the circle.

The Literary Lunch Circle are currently reading All The Lonely People by Mike Gayle, a heartwarming and funny story about loneliness and friendship. They will meet on Monday 28th February to discuss this book.

If you would like to join, please email circles.ranches.ladies@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 had a very informative and enjoyable morning on 27th January, learning about growing vegetables and making fertiliser/compost at the home of Mandy & William Peden. Many thanks to William for sharing his knowledge, plants and fertiliser!

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 January. 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.

Walking Fitness Circle

The walking fitness circle meet on Mondays at 7.30am outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. They usually walk for about an hour, with coffee afterwards back at the retail centre.

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.

Here are some photos from their last hike in Wadi Wonka, also known as Rainbow Wadi.

There are hikes for both beginners and intermediate levels.

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

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 are highlighted below:

Hair & Beauty Salons

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

Derma Lounge – Beauty Salon

Derma Lounge

10% Discount off Services at the salon (Not valid on products)

Valid RL membership card must be shown to avail discount

Tel 043681453

Arabian Ranches 1 Community Centre


Furless – Permanent Hair Removal

DNIC Building 1st Floor, #116 Ladies
Contact: Mariela
New clients buy 2 hours get 1 free


Tel: +971 52 961 8480

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

Refinery Beauty Lounge

10% discount at our branch in Waitrose Al Thanya10% discount at our branch in Centro – The Villa



Sugar Beauty Lounge
Sports City, Mall of the Emirates and Jumeira Lake Towers
Sunday to Tuesday: 20% reduction on all nail, body, skin care and hair treatments.
40% on hair treatments, Keratin, Botox, Collagen and Protein
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 20% on minimum spend of AED 250
This Discount is not available 5 days before and during public holidays
Valid Ranches Ladies card must be shown
tel: Sports City 044520989 or MoE 043549001

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

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Have a great week!