4th April 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather in the mornings and evenings before the summer arrives.

If you are observing Ramadan we wish you all the blessings of this holy month.

Hope you have a great week.

Expo 2020 has come to an end

After an amazing 6 months, Expo 2020 Dubai closed with a spectacular Closing Ceremony and many other events on 31st March.

If you missed it, the Closing Ceremony and many of the Expo concerts are still available to watch online: https://virtualexpodubai.com

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

For those who are not fasting, we are still meeting for coffee 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.

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. There may be some changes to activities during the month of Ramadan.

Please check the latest Circles Calendar on the website for more circles activities.

The following circles are taking a break during April: The International Lunch Circle, Literary Lunch Circle, Gardening Circle.

The Bridge Circle are taking a break until September and The Hiking Circle will return in the cooler winter months.

Walking Fitness Circle

The Walking Circle are making the most of the beautiful morning weather. They are meeting at 7am on Mondays 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.

Walking at Kite Beach

The Hiking Circle are taking a break until the cooler weather returns. Instead, a group led by Monika are meeting at Kite beach (Blue Villas parking) on Thursdays at 6.30am. They walk for around 7-8 km and stop for coffee afterwards.

If you would like to join them please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com, or message Monika on the RL members only WhatsApp group.

Poetry Circle

The poetry circle meet once a month to share and discuss poems on a theme. The next meeting will be Monday 25th April, 2pm and the theme will be ‘Colours’.

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

Art Circle

After a short break, The Art Circle are meeting again 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.

Book Circle

The Book Circle are currently ready Hamnet, a Women’s Prize for Fiction winning novel based around the life of Shakespeare, by Maggie O’Farrell.

They will meet on 29th April. If you would like to join them please email Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more details

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

French Circle

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

Yoga Circle

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Mariana is teaching yoga on Mondays and Thursdays from 8.30am. 

Contact 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.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP. The time is 9.30am-12.30pm during the month of Ramadan.

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

Quilters Circle

Do you love quilting, sewing and embroidery? The Ranches Ladies Quilters welcome new members. They are also looking for new volunteers to help the group keep running smoothly.

The Quilters are also excited to announce that they are planning their first in-person retreat for over 2 years, on 10th-12th May.

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


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

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Have a great week!