18th April 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

Hope you have a great week ahead.

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

Massive Book Sale at Studio City

The Big Bad Wolf book sale is back in Dubai from April 14 to 24

If you love books, don’t miss the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale which comes to Dubai once a year. They have a massive selection of books at great discounts.

Short Featured Articles Wanted!

This is your newsletter and we want to hear from you!

If you are a RL member, past or present, you are invited to share short articles on topics such as:

  • What you have been getting up to in your Circle groups
  • Your favourite place in Dubai or wider UAE
  • Reviews/recommendations for restaurants or leisure activities
  • How you and your family celebrate cultural or religious festivals in Dubai
  • Your favourite recipe
  • Your experience of relocating to or from Dubai
    …..plus any other topics you think would be of interest to other RL members

These need only be short (200 to 300 words) and if you also have photos or images that would be great.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.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 arladiesdubai@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.

New – Climbing Circle

Would you like to try Indoor Rock Climbing? As the weather is now too hot for hiking, some ladies from the Hiking Circle decide to start Indoor Climbing, organised by ECC Adventures. All are welcome to join it, no experience required.

Thursday 21st and Wednesday 27th April, 7-9pm Mall of the Emirates. 8 spaces available for each evening.

Follow the link for information & booking, ECC will send full details nearer the time: https://eccadventures.com/product/indoor-rock-climbing-uae/

Art Circle

The Art Circle meet 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? The Ranches Ladies Quilters Circle welcome new members.

Their first in-person retreat for over 2 years is scheduled for 10th-12th May.

The retreat is exclusively for Ranches Ladies Quilters members and there are only a few places left.

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

Jewellery Clinic Circle

The next jewellery clinic will be on Wednesday 20th April, 10.30am-12.30pm

Bring along your old jewellery – beads, silver, gold etc. – that you no longer wear and Hayet will advise or help you change it into something you will wear again. 

Please email Hayet for the venue and more details: hayetzerelli@gmail.com


Walking Fitness Circle

The Walking Circle are still meeting (until the weather gets too hot) 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 Beach Walking Circle, 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 ‘Spring’.

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

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

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.

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.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 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.

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

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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Have a great week!