23rd May 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week!

Poetry Circle by Yasmeen

Poetry is an art of word play that reaches deep into your soul and takes you on a journey through a kaleidoscope of emotions and perceptions. It helps you see through the mind of the poet and compels you to view the world, it’s senses and concepts with an alternative perspective. My passion for poetry lead me to join the Ranches Ladies poetry club recently despite my profession as a Radiologist. 

I must say that  it has indeed been a great delight to share and analyze the different genres of poetry whilst cultivating new friendships. We meet once a month at Carol’s lovely house and enjoy 2 hours of stimulating poetry and tea (with some amazing macaroons and cake). 

The discussions are broad minded, thought provoking, and range from some history about the poet and his/her life experience as well as the poignancy and emotions behind his poems. We collect poems based on a common theme and Carol makes sure that we don’t sway too far off course. We have poems ranging from themes such as love to seasons, colors and even food. 

Since we are a  multi cultural group, we often realize how much there is that we  can learn from each other.

I recommend it for anyone with an inclination towards poetry and am sure it will be well worth your time. 

Dr. Yasmeen Ul Mulk

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

If you have been inspired by Yasmeen’s article and would like to know more, please email Carole at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

More Short Articles Needed!

A big thank you to Yasmeen for sharing her experiences with the Poetry Circle.

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

Summer Reunion Meet-up in London

Previous reunion lunch

Sue Fulham is interested in holding a reunion lunch in London during the summer for any present or past RL members. Please send a message to Carole Binbrek if anyone is interested and she will forward the message to Sue.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

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.

International Lunch Circle

On 19th May, Fadwa prepared a variety of delicious Egyptian dishes. Everyone had a great time learning about Egyptian culture and food. Thank you to Fadwa for being a gracious hostess.

If you would like to host or cook for a future international lunch, please contact Carole via circles.ranches.ladies@ gmail.com

Jewellery Clinic

Important: The Jewellery Clinic planned for Wednesday 25th May has been postponed. A new date will be arranged later.

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.

Climbing Circle

The Climbing Circle had a great session last Wednesday. Their next evening climbing session is Wednesday 25th May 6-8pm at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. New members welcome, no experience required. It’s a great fun, indoor, air-conditioned fitness activity for the summer months.

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

Walking Circles

Coffee after Monday’s Walk

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are meeting until the end of May at 7am on Mondays outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. As the temperatures are increasing, they are doing a slightly shorter walk, with coffee or cold drinks afterwards. They are looking into walking inside a local mall during the summer, as it will be too hot outside.

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

Art Circle

The Art Circle are learning new techniques and creating beautiful paintings. They welcome new members and meet on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. The venue may vary. 

If you would like to join them please email Rajul: 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

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle are currently reading ‘Songbirds’ – a stunning novel about the disappearance of a Sri Lankan nanny and how the most vulnerable people find their voices – by Christy Lefteri, the prize-winning author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo. They plan to meet to discuss the book over lunch on Monday 20th June. All are welcome.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at 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.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP.

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

New – Story Telling Circle

The new Story Telling Circle are meeting today. If you would like to join them, please email Carole at 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 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 3

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!