7th March 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

International Women’s Day – 8th March

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Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, as well as calling for action to accelerate women’s equality.

International Women’s Day at Expo

Break the Bias Assembly

On International Women’s Day, Expo 2020 are hosting a morning assembly to delve into important discussions about gender equality and women’s empowerment at DEC – Hall 2A South. This event is dedicated to celebrate women all over the world and raise awareness on female leadership roles in the UAE, as well as their success stories.

For more details: Break the Bias Assembly – Expo2020Dubai


There will also be an International Women’s Day celebration at Al Wasl Dome, 8pm on 8th March.

International Women’s Day Ceremony – Al Wasl Dome

Guests may attend the event using their EXPO 2020 pass. 

Rotary Majlis at Dubai Cares Pavilion

Expo 2020 Dubai

There is a lot more going on at the Expo, and only a few weeks left to visit. 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

Hag Al Laila Celebration at Sustainable City

Hag Al Laila is an Emirati tradition celebrated on the 15th of Sha’ban, the month before Ramadan. The Sustainable City will have fun activities and market stalls for both kids and adults on Friday 11th March in the evening.

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.

International Lunch Circle

On 28th February, The International Lunch Circle enjoyed delicious Malaysian food, cooked by Ai Ling, Sue and Yvonne. It was a fun time learning about the mix of cultures and cuisines in Malaysia. Thank you to the cooks, Ai Ling for hosting and Carole for organising the circle.

British Afternoon Tea at the Races

The next meeting will be Afternoon Tea at the Races with British Afternoon Tea, hosted by Jan Hennessey, 23rd March from 2.30pm.

To book your place please contact Carole on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or via the RL members WhatsApp group.

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.

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

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 

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.

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

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.

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.

Yoga Circle

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Mariana is teaching yoga on 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.

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


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

March Special Offer – 306 Spa

Discounts for Hair and Beauty are highlighted below:

Casa Havana Beauty Salon
20% Discount for 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 Palm Jumeirah Salon only

Shoreline Building 1, Palm Jumeirah

Tel: 050 5788506

(Media City branch has been relocated to Palm Jumeirah)

10% off on all services at all branches


Marasi Drive

Hotel Indigo, Dubai Downtown
+971 (0) 505788506


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


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 Monday to Thursday
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 Thanya

10% discount at our branch in Centro – The Villa



Sugar Beauty Lounge
Sports City, Mall of the Emirates and Jumeira Lake Towers
Monday to Wednesday: 

20% reduction on all nail, body, skin care and hair treatments.
40% on Keratin, Botox, Collagen and Protein

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 

20% on minimum spend of AED 250

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 on all days at Motor City branch.
(Jumeirah branch now closed) 

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!