7th February 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

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

Emirates Literature Festival

The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is now on until the 13 February in Al Habtoor City.

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.

Trips – Afternoon Tea

Allison is organising a trip to the Holiday Inn, Al Maktoum Airport, for Afternoon Tea this Wednesday 9th February.

For more details or to join please contact Allison on the RL members WhatsApp group, or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Poetry Circle

The poetry circle meet once a month to share and discuss poems on a theme. The next meeting will be Monday 14th February 2pm and the theme is Far Eastern poetry.

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

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

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, meet on Wednesday mornings. They are having a lot of fun creating beautiful mosaics.

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, 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

Enjoying a well deserved coffee after our walk

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.

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 Nail Salons are highlighted below:

Nail Salons

Chi nail spa

Chi Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
20% (Excluding Thursday & Friday)
Motor City, Detroit House
Tel: 04 457 2485


Cocoon Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
20% discount on all services Sun – Tue
excl public holidays, on min spend of AED 150
Motor City, Daytona House
Tel: 04 447 2795

The Nail Spa

The Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
15% discount – Sunday to Wednesday only
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Tel: 600 544 001

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!