28th February 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

It’s the last day of February already!

Wishing you a great week ahead.

Only one month left to visit Expo 2020!

The Season Pass Finale is currently available for only 50 AED, giving you unlimited entries to experience 192 country pavilions and the best of art, music, architecture, sports and wellness, science, culture from around the world.

Visit: https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/tickets-and-merchandise/tickets

International Women’s Day Events

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

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 number of Circles are growing, so it is not possible to fit all the Circles and activities on this newsletter each week.

Please check the latest Circles Calendar and the website https://arabianranchesladies.com for more circles activities.

New – Asian Cookery

Would you like to learn how to cook a variety of Asian food? The new Asian Cookery Circle, led by Gaik Hood, will start on Wednesday 2nd March.

For more details please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

New – Learn to Draw

Are you interested in learning to draw? RL member and artist, Elizabeth Bruce, would like to offer classes on animal portraiture.

Interested? For more details, contact: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Gardening Circle

The Gardening Circle had a great visit to Leila Mukkaimer’s beautiful garden on The Palm last Friday 25th February. Many thank to Leila for her kind hospitality and gardening tips.

If you would like to join the gardening circle for future meetings please email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

International Lunch Circle

‘Ladies Day at the Races’ with British Afternoon Tea

The Malaysian International Lunch, hosted by Ai Ling is today. This is fully booked.

‘Ladies Day at the Races’ with British Afternoon Tea, hosted by Jan Hennessey, is planned for 23rd March from 3pm.

More details to follow soon.

Please contact Carole on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or via the RL members WhatsApp group.

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 ‘Around The World in 80 Trains’ by Monisha Rajesh, National Geographic’s traveller book of the year – filled with brief encounters, Orwellian nightmares and a swirl of cultures on a seven‑month, 45,000‑mile adventure.

They will meet to discuss this on Friday 18th March at 9.30am.

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

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle’s new book is The Lobotomist’s Wife by Samantha Green Woodruff. This historical novel tells of a cutting-edge breakthrough in psychiatry which turns out to be a nightmare in the making, and a compassionate and relentless woman fighting against the odds in a man’s world.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on Monday 21st March at 12pm.

All are welcome. If you would like to join or find out more, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

French Circle

Karen Searle’s last meeting with the French Circle

The French Circle were sad to say au revoir and bon voyage to one of their members over the past several years, Karen Searle, who is moving back to the UK.

The French Circle meet to learn and improve their French on Friday mornings. The venue varies.  If you would like to join them or find out more, 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.

Quilters Circle

Do you love quilting, sewing and embroidery? Then Ranches Ladies Quilters welcome new members and they meet on the third Monday of each month. They are also looking for new volunteers to help the group keep running smoothly.

Last month the Quilters Circle had fun learning how to make t-shirt yarn from old cotton T-shirts. Vidhya also demonstrated how to crochet or braid the yarn to make useful household items, such as a hanging planter.

More exciting projects are planned for the coming months.

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

Hiking Circle

Are you interested in getting out of the city and exploring the natural beauty of the UAE before the weather gets too hot? Then join the Hiking Circle.

For details of upcoming hikes, contact Tracy via the RL members WhatsApp Group or circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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.

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.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.

Closing Down Sale

One of our discount partners, ‘Eve Michelle’ Clothing Boutique, is having a closing down sale with up to 90% discount from now till the end of March.

She has lots of hats if you need one for upcoming Ladies Day at the Races events.

Waitrose Shopping Centre, Al Thanya Street, Umm Al Sheif, Jumeirah


 Tel: +971564662341

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


The Pangolin Restaurant

15% discount with membership card

Els Club Extension – Dubai Sports City 

Tel: 054 4438 288


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!