16th May 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Abu Dhabi
7th September 1948 – 13th May 2022
(photo credit: www.khaleejtimes.com)

Together with all the citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates, we mourn the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan. Following in his father Sheikh Zayed’s footsteps, Sheikh Khalifa led the United Arab Emirates with wisdom and benevolence, promoting peace and tolerance. He will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace.

Due to the official mourning period, schools and many workplaces will remain closed today, reopening tomorrow.

Tuesday Mornings

Ranches Ladies at Larte Coffee Morning

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings 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 (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

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 Circles Calendar on the website. The May calendar will be uploaded asap.

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

Quilters Circle

The Quilters Circle enjoyed three days of absolute fun, frolic, laughter, and some quilting at their first in-person retreat for over 2 years.

From experienced quilters to newbies, everyone ended up picking some beautiful fabric and creating eye catching masterpieces. It was a great pleasure to welcome the overseas member via video conferencing too.

The last meeting of the 2021-22 season is scheduled for Monday May 16th on Zoom. From September 2022 they hope to meet in person every month again.

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

ATF Mahjongg Tournament

The ATF Mahjongg Circle, led by Supriya, had a successful and enjoyable tournament last week. A big thank you to all our amazing sponsors for the event. Special thanks to our discount partners, L’atelier Hair and Beauty Salon https://latelierhairdressing.com and The Gorgeous Flower Company https://www.thegorgeousflowerco.com/ for sending flowers and Xocolatl https://xocolatl-me. for the chocolates.

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle met on 12th May and had a great time discussing ‘The Secrets of Strangers’ by Charity Norman, over lunch at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant.

The next book for June will be decided soon.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Book Circle

The Book Circle are currently reading ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ by Laura Dave – a mystery/domestic suspense about a man living a lie and his wife and daughter who struggle to discover who he really is. They will meet to discuss this at 9.30am on Friday 20th May.

To join or find out more email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle meet on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon 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.

New – Meditative Stitching Circle

Saba is starting a Meditative Stitching Circle.

If you would like to join please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com


The next planned trip is to Dubai’s new Museum of the Future, on Wednesday 25th May, 10am.

All tickets for the 10am, 10.30am and 11am slots are now sold out, so there are no more spaces available. https://museumofthefuture.ae/en/book

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Allison via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Poetry Circle

The theme of the next Poetry Circle on Monday 30th May is ‘Food and Drink.’

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

New – Story Telling Circle

If you would like to join the story telling circle, please email Carole at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Walking Circles

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are 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. 

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 either group please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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

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.

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.

Short Articles Needed!

We need short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos for this newsletter on what you have been getting up to in your Circle groups or any topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

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


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 Clothes and Accessories are highlighted below:

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Bare Essentials Swimwear Dubai
Clothing Beach Wear Swim Wear Boutique
20% off full-priced Moontide and Piha swimwear
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Facil Blanco – Authentic Italian Linen
15% off all styles by quoting ARL15

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Mamiya Jewellery
Up to 70% discount on diamonds and pearls.
Free repairing, cleaning, polishing for
any of your old and broken jewellery
Deira Gold Souk, Gold & Diamond Park, Building 1

Oasis Fashion

Oasis Fashion – Clothing Boutique
20% Discount
Wafi Mall, Oud Metha Road

Neon Starfish

20% off clothes when spending over 300AED

At the Festival Plaza Store

​Festival Plaza Mall​19/3, Sheikh Zayed Road​G Floor

Email us at ruth@neonstarfishdubai.com

Send us a What’s App on +971 58 5031176


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Have a great week!