21st November 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

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Good morning Ranches Ladies. Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, we all have something to be grateful for this week.

Research has shown that practising gratitude is good for our mental health and relationships (https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier).

Festive Bazaar – Sunday 11th December

Save the date! Our annual festive bazaar is always a fun event, as well as a great chance to buy unique gifts for loved ones. This year it will be on Sunday 11th December, 1pm to 8pm, at The Sustainable City – next to Arabian Ranches 2.

Christmas Craft Morning

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Ranches Ladies Christmas Festive Wreath making & festive coffee morning will be on Tuesday, December 13th 2022 at Larte, Studio One Hotel in Studio City. Open to Ranches Ladies Members and visitors.

Come and make, decorate and take home your own personally designed wreath in the comfort of Larte together with guidance and quality materials supplied by Gorgeous Flower Company, Dubai. Make new friends or catch up with old ones over tea or coffee and festive pastries after the craft activity.

Don’t miss it!

Dealine to book extended to 28th November.

For more information, please contact Hayet or Josephine, or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Christmas Choir Concert

Dubai Chamber Choir will perform a variety of Choral Christmas Classics along with a few traditional Carols for you to join in with.

There will be refreshments served, so please rsvp by email to dubaichamberchoir@yahoo.com

This is a free concert but donations will be taken to give to the church.

AGM – Tuesday 29th November

Ranches Ladies AGM will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 29th November at 2pm. This is especially important for board and committee members, but as many RL members as possible are encourage to join as well. During the meeting there will be a report from our president, an update from the treasurer as well as details on our winter event and plans for the coming year.

The Zoom link will be sent to members by email and via the RL members WhatsApp group.

Christmas Coffee Morning

Carole Bin break is organising an International Christmas Coffee morning. Please contact Carole or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com to book your place.

Tuesday Coffee Mornings at Larte

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.

Good news! The road from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches to Studio City has reopened, with new traffic lights instead of the roundabout.

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

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

RL Circles News

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

Book Circle

Winter is here and the Book Circle were able to sit outside to enjoy a very lively discussion about our latest book: 3mph The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World by Polly Letofsky. An amazing account of a journey that took 5 years, covered 14,000 miles across 4 continents and helped raise global awareness of breast cancer.

New book to be announced soon. If you would like to join the book circle email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle, led by Rajul, meet on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon. They are creating some beautiful paintings and experimenting with new techniques. New members are welcome.

If you would like to know more, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Poetry Circle

Walking Circle

The Walking Circle meet on Mondays at 7.15am outside the main entrance of the Community Retail centre in Arabian Ranches. Tea/coffee in Costa afterwards at 8.15am.

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

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle meet on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class.

To join, please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Spanish Circle

The Spanish Circle, led by Maria, meet in Dubai Marina with beautiful view over the marina. Thursday mornings for beginners and Friday mornings for beginners and intermediates.

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

Mosaics Circle

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 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

Gardening Circle

The Gardening Circle, led by Jackie, meet around once a month to visit gardens or garden centres, share expertise and tips on everything to do with gardening. Their next meeting is Friday 25th November, 9.30am.

If you would like to join them, Email Jackie circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Jewellery Clinic Circle

The next Jewellery Clinic Circle is planned for 24th November, 11am. Bring along any old jewellery that has sentimental value or some that you don’t wear anymore. Hayet can help you redesign it or fix it and enjoy wearing it again.

WhatsApp Hayet or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

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.

Line Dancing

The new Line Dancing Circle have made a great start. They meet on Wednesday mornings at Studio One Hotel. If you would like to join, please contact Carole or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

New – Crochet Circle

The new Crochet Circle, led by Debra, has started every Tuesday from 1-3pm and Thursday from 8:30-10:30am.

Email circle.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join them.

Proposed New Circles

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

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.

Wanted – Newsletter Contributions

This is your newsletter and you can make it better. What would you like to share? Short (200-300 word) articles on any subject of interest to RL members, with photos if possible, much appreciated.

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


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 Spas, Health and Dental are highlighted below:

KUUR Rehabilitation
20% discount on all physiotherapy, sports massage and lymphatic drainage
Sidra Tower, Shaikh Zayed Road
Tel: 044253318

Talise Spa

20% off services over 60 minutes with advanced booking.
Must show valid membership card.
Madinat Jumeirah
Jumeirah – DubaiBookings & enquiries email or call :
mjtalise@jumeirah.com 04 366 6818

306 Spa

306 Spa are offering 20% off on all services to Arabian Ranches Ladies with a valid membership card.
Use discount code “RANCHES20”

Discount not valid on hair extensions and chemical treatments
Prior reservation is required
Subject to stylists availability
Not valid in conjunction with any other offers and product purchase.



Dental Services
20% off Scale & Polish
110 Century Plaza, Jumeirah 1
Tel: 04 343 3315

Park Avenue Dental

Dental Services
5% discount for all members with a valid membership card
Daytona House, Motor City
Tel: 04 553 0931

Drs Nicolas & Asp Clinics

Dental Services
10% discount for all members with a valid membership card
Tel: 04 394 7777

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!