6th June 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

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Photo Credit: Sky News https://news.sky.com/story/queen-seen-for-the-first-time-during-her-jubilee-celebrations-12625873

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

People across the United Kingdom and around the world have been joining in the long weekend of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her remarkable 70 years on the throne.

Here in Dubai, there have been a number of events to mark the occasion. The QE2, the iconic cruise ship named after the Queen and now refurbished as a floating hotel docked in Port Rashid, hosted Jubilee events. Carole and Leila went to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Variety Show in the QE2’s theatre.

Vivienne and her husband Derick had a great time at the Platinum Jubilee Celebratory Dinner in the QE2’s Ballroom.

As has been the tradition for previous Jubilees a new recipe has been created for the occasion. Here is the winning recipe for Platinum Pudding Jubilee Trifle, if you would like to try making it: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/recipes/0/platinum-pudding-recipe-lemon-swiss-roll-amaretti-trifle-how-make/

Summer Reunions

If you are a present or past RL member who lives in the UK, or are visiting this summer, there are a couple of Ranches Ladies reunions being planned.

Sue Fulham is organising a reunion lunch in London on 8th July.

Mary Harvey is planning a reunion in Edinburgh in late July or early August.

Please contact Carole Binbrek via WhatsApp if interested and she will forward the message to Sue or Mary. You can also email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

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

Several circles will not be meeting during the summer months including Quilters, Story telling, Poetry, Gardening, Hiking and the International Lunch Circle.

There will be no French this month. They may meet in July/August on Friday mornings, if enough people are around.

The Art Circle are also taking a break during June. They may meet in July and August if enough people are available, on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon.

Please check the Circles Calendar for June on the website.

French Circle

Last Friday, The French Circle had their weekly French lesson followed by a delicious lunch in DIFC. This was to say ‘au revior’ and ‘bon voyage’ to their teacher, Dominique, who sadly will be leaving Dubai soon.

Walking Circle

Dubai Hills Mall

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are walking indoors during the summer months, starting today. They will meet at Dubai Hills Mall outside Marks and Spencer’s at 9am to walk for one hour and have coffee afterwards.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

New – Meditative Stitching Circle

The new Meditative Stitching Circle, led by Saba, are meeting on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.

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

Uni Mums

If you have grown-up children at or soon to start college or university, then join the Uni mums. They meet around once a term and also have a WhatsApp group.

If you would like to join them, email Marina at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Book Circle

The Book Circle are reading Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. They plan to meet on Friday 17th June at 9.30am to discuss this over coffee.

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

Climbing Circle

The Climbing Circle are meeting for a fun indoor climbing session on Wednesday’s 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.

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

Yoga Circle

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The Yoga Circle, taught by Mariana, is now starting at 8am instead of 8.30am and there is an extra class on Tuesdays at 5.30pm.   

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to join.

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 

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 for this newsletter!

We need more 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 Nail Salons are highlighted below:

Chi nail spa

Chi Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
20% (Excluding Thursday & Friday)
Motor City, Detroit House
Tel: 04 457 2485

Cocoon Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon

20% discount on all services Sun – Tue
excl. public holidays, on min spend of AED 150
Motor City, Daytona House
Tel: 04 447 2795

The Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
15% discount – Monday to Thursday only
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Tel: 600 544 001

For any enquiries or suggestions please contact our Discounts Co-ordinator: discounts.rl@gmail.com

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Have a great week!