24th October 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to all who are celebrating the Festival of Lights.

Wishing all Ranches Ladies a happy Monday and great week ahead.

Presentation on 1st November

We are delighted to have our first presentation this year for Ranches Ladies, on Tuesday, November 1st 2022, 10.30am at Larte, Studio One Hotel, Studio City.

HALO Middle East will give a talk on reducing toxins in the home. You can also learn about Enjo’s fast, efficient and environmentally friendly cleaning products. https://www.enjo.com/ae

Tuesday Mornings

Ranches Ladies are meeting every Tuesday morning 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.

Please note, there are roadworks and road closures in the area of the 2 roundabouts which connect the back exit of Arabian Ranches to Studio City and Motor City and it is not possible to cross over directly to Studio City. Probably the best routes to reach Studio One Hotel from Arabian Ranches are via D61 (Hessa Street) or D54. More details of suggested routes have been sent on the RL members WhatsApp group.

If you have not yet renewed your membership, or you would like to join, 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 ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Wanted – Newsletter Contributions

Do you have something to share? Maybe an update on your circle group or your favourite place in Dubai or further afield? Photos appreciated along with updates or article.

Please email any items for the newsletter to ranches.ladies@gmail.com before midday on Friday for inclusion in the next Monday’s newsletter.

Volunteer for Ranches Ladies

Thank you to those members who have volunteered to help with membership coordination and social media.

We still require 1 or 2 Web-team members to help update the website.

The International Lunch Circle, led by Carole, are looking for volunteers to cook, host or help with future lunches.

If you have any spare time and would like to find out how you can help, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message on the RL members WhatsApp Group.

RL Circles News

Some of our RL members would like to start new circles if there is enough interest. If you would like to join any circles, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Crochet Circle

Crochet Circle, led by Debra, will begin on 1st November and will initially run every Tuesday from 1-3pm and Thursday from 8:30-10:30am.

PaperCraft Circle

Hand Embroidery Circle

Saba would like to start a Hand Embroidery Circle, for ladies to stitch as a group and learn new techniques. Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com of you are interested.

Circles currently active

The number of Circles activities are increasing so it is not possible to fit each one on the newsletter every week. Check the Circles Calendar on the website for more details.

Walking Circles

During the hotter months, the Walking Circle are meeting at Dubai Hills Mall outside Marks and Spencer’s at 9am to walk for one hour around the mall. (Closest parking is via Entrance E, Sharaf DG Parking P1.) Stay afterwards for refreshments and a chat at the small cafe inside M&S. 

From Monday 7th November, they are planning to walk outdoors again, starting at 7.15am outside Costa Coffee Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre.

New ladies are always welcome to join, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Beach Walking Circle

The Beach Walking Circle, led by Monika, 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 circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

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 circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Yoga Circle

Mariana is teaching yoga – 8.30am on Fridays and 6.30pm on Tuesdays.

Email circle.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more.

Pilates Circle

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

Quilters Circle

Ladies showing their summer challenge projects

Here are some photos from the last meeting of the Quilters Circle on 17th October.

They meet on the 3rd Monday of each month, and the next meeting is scheduled for 21st November. The Quilters Circle have a separate membership under the umbrella of Ranches ladies. New members are welcome.

For more information or to join, email thequilterscircle@gmail.com

Shanghai Circle

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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: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Mahjongg Monday Circle 

The Mahjongg Monday Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10.15am 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-1.30pm, email circles.rances.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Jewellery Clinic Circle

The next jewellery clinic is on the 26th of October. If you have a piece of jewellery that has sentimental value or some that you don’t wear anymore and would like to give them a new life, then the jewellery clinic circle is your answer. Hayet can help you redesign it or fix it and enjoy wearing it again.

WhatsApp Hayet or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to book a place.

Poetry Circle

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The Poetry Circle, led by Carole, meet to read and discuss poems on a theme. The next meeting is on Monday 31st October, 2.30pm and the theme is ‘Movement and Dance.’

Email circle.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more.

Line Dancing

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The new Line Dancing Circle are meeting on Wednesday mornings at Studio One Hotel. If you would like to join please contact Carole or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

French Circle

The French Circle, led by Bea Sion, meet on Fridays for 10am to 12pm. New members welcome.

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

Spanish Circle

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The Spanish Circle, led by Maria, meet on Thursday mornings for beginners and Friday mornings for beginners and intermediates – time and location to be confirmed.

Email circle.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Storytelling Circle


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.

Discounts for Clothing and Accessories are highlighted below:

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


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

Our website is http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and you can find us on FB and Instagram as Ranches Ladies

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Have a great week!