Ranches Ladies Newsletter
Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week.
Wishes & Dreams
Rajul Chander, one of the Poetry Circle members and leader of the Art Circle, has written a beautiful poem on the theme of the last Poetry Circle meeting: ‘Wishes and Dreams’
When I was a little girl, everything in future looked like a dream
To dress well and look good was a dream
To get married to Prince Charming was a dream
To have beautiful kids was a dream
To be rich was a dream
To go for a fancy holiday was a dream
So many dreams!!!
Now I have lived through all these phases
Dressed in satin, silk and laces
Been to places breathtakingly divine
Seen mountains, lakes and tasted the best of wine
Married a man who is a thorough gentleman
And lived a beautiful life one possibly can
Had two kids who are bright, loving and kind
A matter of pride any mother would find
Enough money to buy all that I wish
From fine clothes, jewels, to my favorite dish
All my dreams come true, I have seen
Yet everything around me looks mundane and routine
Now I am searching for a more meaningful life
Than just having all I wished, and still be in strife
A heaven on earth where people are generous and kind
Where hearts are filled with love and people have a beautiful mind
Nothing to fear and there is no hate
Where everyone is dear and all feel great
In such a world I wish to live
Each at his best and each willing to give
If everyone decides to be true and kind
Heaven on earth we can find
Tuesday Mornings and Membership Renewals
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 to catch up and find out about membership and activities.
Thanks to all the ladies who have already renewed their membership.
If you have not yet renewed your membership, or you would like to join as a new member, you can do this at Larte Cafe, Studio One Hotel, Studio City on any Tuesday morning from 10.30am to 12 noon.
Please bring completed membership form, your Emirates ID (or passport if ID unavailable) and fee of 120 AED. Get more information and download the form on the membership section of our website: Ranches Ladies Membership and Renewals
If you are unable to get to Larte on Tuesday morning to do your renewal, you can ask a friend to bring your form, copy of your ID and membership fee.
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 email@example.com
Arte – The Makers’ Market
For unique crafts and gifts, handmade in the UAE, visit Arte – The Makers’ Market https://www.arte.ae
Volunteers Still Needed!
Ranches Ladies cannot run without the valuable work of our members who volunteer as board, committee members or helping out in other roles.
We still urgently need volunteers for 2 roles:
Membership Coordinators – to help sign up new members on Tuesday mornings and maintain membership list.
Web-team members – to help post to Social Media, respond to messages or update the website.
If you have any spare time and would like to find out how you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message on the RL members WhatsApp Group.
Share your story
Thank you to Rajul for sharing her poem.
Do you have something to share? We need more short (200 to 300 words) articles, with photos if possible, for the weekly newsletter. Can you contribute?
Here are some suggested topics, but feel free to choose anything else you think would be of interest to other RL members
- Your travel experiences, favourite place in Dubai or wider UAE
- Your Circle activities
- Reviews/recommendations for places in Dubai
- How you and your family celebrate cultural or religious festivals in Dubai
- Your experience of relocating to or from Dubai
If you would like to contribute please email email@example.com
RL Circles News
The number of Circles activities are increasing so it is not possible to fit them all on the newsletter. See the Circles Calendar on the website for more details.
Sadly, The French Circle have had to say said goodbye to Dominique, their French teacher, who is return to Paris. Thank you to Dominique for making learning French fun, we will miss you!
Are you a native French speaker or fluent in French? The French Circle are looking for someone else to help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The first meeting of this season will be to the Garden Concept Store which is the new garden shop next to the Dubai Garden Centre on Sh Zayed Road. They have kindly offered their plant expert to us a talk on orchid & other houseplant care. They have also offered 20% discount on the day. After the talk we can have coffee at the in-house cafe and browse the store.
There are currently only a few spaces left, so please contact Jackie on email@example.com as soon as possible if you would like to come.
The Walking Circle are continuing indoors until the weather cools down. New ladies are always welcome to join.
Meet at Dubai Hills Mall outside Marks and Spencer’s at 9am to walk for one hour around the mall before the shops open. We stop afterwards for refreshments and a chat at the small cafe inside M&S – they offer a loyalty card to get a free tea or coffee after you buy 9 drinks, and great pastries for an only an extra 1 AED when you buy a drink.
Closest parking is via Entrance E, Sharaf DG Parking P1.
Send a message on the RL WhatsApp group or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Indoor Climbing Circle
The Indoor Climbing Circle are hoping to restart soon – date to be decided. New members welcome, no experience required.
For more information, email email@example.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.
Walking at Kite Beach
The Beach Walking Circle, led by Monika, have restarted. They meet at Kite beach (Blue Villas parking) on Tuesdays at 6.30am, walk for around 7-8 km and stop for coffee afterwards.
If you would like to join them please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or message Monika on the RL members only WhatsApp group.
The Art Circle, led by Rajul, are meeting on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon to learn new techniques and create beautiful paintings. New members welcome.
If you would like to know more, email email@example.com
The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays at Sushi Library in Dubai Hills Mall. If you would like to join them, please email Supriya: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30am till 1pm in Green Community East, DIP.
No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email email@example.com
The Pilates Circle meet 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Literary Lunch Circle
The Literary Lunch Circle, led by Ashfaa, meet over lunch to discuss a book they have read. Meetings are usually on the 3rd Monday of the month, but may change.
Before the summer break they read Songbirds by Christy Lefteri, but the discussion was postponed as many could not make it. The current book is The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern. Both books will be discussed today, Monday 26th September, 12.30pm at the Ranches Golf Club Restaurant. New members welcome.
To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at email@example.com
Circles coming soon
One of our new members, Maria, has offered to take on the Spanish circle ( beginners & intermediate). Maria has an experience of 30 years as a teacher and her lessons are fun, interactive and enjoyable. Meetings would be on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings – details to be confirmed once there are enough sign ups.
If you are interested please email Jackie via firstname.lastname@example.org
New – Line Dancing Circle
Carole is planning to start the new Line Dancing Circle around the beginning of October. If you would like to join please contact Carole or email email@example.com
Marianna is planning to restart her Yoga Class soon. More details to follow.
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carole is planning to restart the Storytelling in October. For more details please contact Carole or email email@example.com
International Lunch Circle
The International Lunch Circle are planning to restart meeting once a month to share the food and culture of member’s home countries. However, volunteers required to cook, host or help with future lunches.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Carole on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.
Email email@example.com for information on any circles.
Your RL membership is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners. Please make sure you present your valid membership card to avail a discount.
There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.
Paintbox Hair Ladies Salon – Arjan
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 – 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
Hotel Indigo, Dubai Downtown
+971 (0) 505788506
Intercontinental Hotel 2nd Floor
Tel: 052 428 3225
Derma Lounge – Beauty Salon
10% Discount off Services at the salon
Not valid on products
Valid RL membership card must be shown to avail discount
Arabian Ranches 1 Community Centre
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 – 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 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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