28th November 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

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Good morning Ranches Ladies.

Happy UAE National Day to all. Enjoy the long weekend ahead.

Don’t forget – AGM Tuesday 29th November

Ranches Ladies AGM will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 29th November at 2pm. As many RL members as possible are encouraged to join, even if only for a short time.

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.

Please use this link to join the meeting (RL members only):

Topic: Ranches Ladies Zoom Meeting
Time: Nov 29, 2022 02:00 PM Dubai

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 8001 3229
Passcode: 401688

Festive Bazaar – Sunday 11th December

Don’t miss our annual festive bazaar. It 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! Book today to secure your place.

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.

Christmas Coffee Morning

Carole Binbrek is organising an International Christmas Coffee morning on Monday 19th December 10am to 12.30pm.

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. 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. Due to the holidays some Circles may not be meeting in December, please check with Circle leaders.

International Lunch Circle

Ai Ling hosted a wonderful traditional Thanksgiving lunch at her home, assisted by Yvonne and Sue, for the International Festival Lunch Circle. Ai Ling’s husband is from Virginia and she learned the recipes from his family. We enjoyed a delicious lunch and were told the Thanksgiving story by Ai Ling’s two children George and Alexandra. The lunch was followed by some party games and Carole recited two poems about the first Thanksgiving and the arrival of the pilgrims in America. We finished by decorating chocolate cupcakes with Thanksgiving colours. The room was decorated with a Thanksgiving theme and we wore either autumn colours or the red, white and blue of the American flag.

Volunteers are required to host or help with future lunches based around International Festivals.

Please contact Carole on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Walking Circle

After their walk last week, the walking Circle met for breakfast at The Hamptons to say goodbye to Theunisa, who is leaving Dubai. Wishing you all the best in your new life Theunisa. We will miss you and hope to see you again soon.

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

Quilters Circle

‘Blocks of the Month’ by Ranches Ladies Quilters

The Quilters Circle had a great meeting last week. Saba gave an interesting presentation and the quilters are also busy preparing for the upcoming festive bazaar.

Meetings are usually on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10am.

For more information, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@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

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle meet 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays at Shakespeare’s and Co, Arabian Ranches 1. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Literary Lunch Circle

Last Monday, the Literary Lunch Circle enjoyed much at Lezzet Turkish Restaurant in Dubai Hills Malls while discussing ‘Small Things Like These’ by Claire Keegan.

Their next read is The 2022 Booker Prize winner ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ by Shehan Karunatilaka. They willl next meet in January to discuss this book.

New members welcome. To find out more, please email Ashfaa:  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

Gardening Circle

The gardening circle had a lovely morning last Friday sharing plants/cuttings and learning about growing canna lilies. Jackie has some spare plants to share if anyone would like one or two. If anyone would like a copy of the very useful notes, contact Jackie on 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.

Mahjongg Circles

The Mahjongg Monday Circle, led by Sharon, are meeting to play on Mondays from 10.15am to 1pm, upstairs in Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches 1. 

The Mahjongg Tuesday Circle, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11.30am-1.30pm at Shakespeares and Co. Arabian Ranches 1.

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

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 Home and Living are highlighted below:

Piano Lessons by Maria Sierra

Experienced piano teacher, Maria Sierra, is offering 20% discount on lessons for RL members – adults or children. (Normal price is 200 AED per hour for lessons at Maria’s home.)

Tel: Maria 055 200 6996

Eco Souk 
10% off all non-sale items. Use the code RANCHES10

Enjo – Environmentally Friendly Cleaning products

10% discount for Ranches Ladies members 

– show membership card or use code RLENJO


The Gorgeous Flower Company – Flowers for all occasions
10% discount for Ranches Ladies (show card)
Arabian Ranches Community Centre
Tel 050 299 3989

Kave the story of things
Free filter coffee!
Warehouse 20, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai, UAE
Email: hello@thestoryofthings.com
Phone: +971 (0) 55 102 4469

My Second Home – the upmarket doggie daycare is offering 20% discount to RL members

Dubai Investment Park -2

tel: 971 4 881 8002

email: info@mysecondhomedubai.com

Orb Relocations

Relocation Agents
15% discount on total move charges

Riot Photobooks – Quality Photo Book Printer

10% off
Online discount code RANCHESLADIES

G3 Shop, Concorde Tower – parking level

Cluster H, JLT
Tel: 04 445 8488

SNASH – Car Cleaning
50% off first service and 35% off subsequent cleans
(excludes packages)
http://www.snash.ae – or book using their free app

Shop & Ship by Aramex – Couriers
Lifetime membership $5 instead of $45

TRIBE – Home design & styling

10% discount off store & rugs
The Courtyard, Al Quoz  Tel: 050 142 8248

Tutoring Center
After-school tutoring
10% off
Knowledge Village & Sustainable City
Tel: 04 435 6548

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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