12th December 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week ahead.

International Christmas Coffee Morning

Carole Binbrek is organising an International Christmas Coffee Morning in her garden in Savannah on Monday 19th December, 10 am – 12.30pm.

Ranches Ladies and their house guests are invited, maximum 30 places. Please bring a Christmas treat to share from your home country, if possible.

Please contact Carole or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com to book your place.

Christmas Craft Morning – 13th December

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

This promises to be an enjoyable festive and social event. Come and make, decorate and take home your own personally designed wreath in the comfort of Larte restaurant – with guidance and quality materials supplied by Gorgeous Flower Company, Dubai. There will be tea or coffee and festive pastries after the craft activity.

There are some places still available. Don’t miss it! Book today to secure your place.

Contact Hayet or Josephine or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Festive Bazaar – Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ranches Ladies Festive Bazaar at Sustainable Plaza had to be cancelled. Ranches Ladies are sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience caused and will work towards a successful Festive Bazaar next year.

Volunteers Wanted!

We are looking for volunteers for meet and greet on Tuesday coffee mornings. This role involves making new ladies welcome and
taking them through circles folder to learn about the activities on offer.

If you can help please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

RL Circles News

The number of Circles activities have increased so it is not possible to fit each one on the newsletter every week. See the Circles Calendar for December on the website for more activities. Due to the holidays some Circles may not be meeting in December, please check with Circle leaders.

French Circle

Last Friday, the French Circle had their last meeting for 2022. They met at Laduree Cafe for their Xmas lunch and Secret Santa yearly custom. They also welcomed Sonali, a new member to the group.

Do you want to improve your French? The French Circle will restart after New Year. New members welcome.

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

Art Circle

Painting by Art Circle member, Irum

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

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are meeting on 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 

Quilters Circle

The Quilters Circle have been making the most of the great weather, making festive treats outdoors. They will have their festive meeting today, 12th December, before they break for the holidays.

For more information, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

Poetry Circle

The Poetry Circle Circle meet today, 12th December, to read and discuss poems on a Christmas Theme. To join them contact Carole or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Book Circle

The Book Circle, led by Jackie, will meet on 16th December 9.30am in Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant to discuss some Christmas themed short stories: ‘Festive Spirits’ by Kate Atkinson and ‘A Christmas Memory’ by Truman Capote.

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

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle are taking a break in December. Their next read is The 2022 Booker Prize winner ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ by Shehan Karunatilaka. They plan to meet on 23rd January 2023 to discuss this book.

New members welcome. To find out more, please email Ashfaa:  circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Crochet Circle

The Crochet Circle, led by Debra, meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Crochet times have changed slightly – circle members are kept informed by Debra.

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

Walking Circle

The Walking Circle meet on Mondays at 7.15am outside the main entrance of the Community Retail centre in Arabian Ranches to walk for around one hour. 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

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. Due to the holidays they will finish on 12 Dec and restart 9th January.

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.

Line Dancing Circle

The Line Dancing Circle, led by Carole, meet on Wednesday mornings at Studio One Hotel. They will have their last meeting this Wednesday, 14th December, before taking a break until after the New Year.

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

Yoga Circle

Mariana is teaching yoga outdoors. The times have changed to 5pm on Tuesdays and 8.15am on Fridays.

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

Jewellery Clinic Circle

The next jewellery clinic is on Wednesday 21st December. 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.

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 Food and Restaurants are highlighted below:

Hamptons Cafe

Arabian Ranches Community Centre
15% off all regular items (does not include packages).
You must show your membership card


20% off total bill
Valid on a la carte items and not special promotions
Studio One Hotel, Ground Floor – Al Qudra Rd – Dubai
+971 4 581 6870

Little Neighbourhood Restaurant

Food and Drink
20% food and drink

Shop No 6, Remraam Community Center, Remraam Dubailand – Dubai
Tel: 04 876 9042


Paul 3

PAUL Bakery & Restaurant
15% Discount for dine-in only
Arabian Ranches 2 Souq, Ground Floor
Tel: 04 422 4502
View details here: http://www.zomato.com

Spill the Bean 15% off

Shop No.#07, Block, The Sustainable City – Dubai
04 242 8671


Xocolatl – Chocolate
15% discount and next day delivery
on a min purchase of 200 dhs online
Al Hana Center, Ground Floor
Al Jafflia, Mankhool
Tel: 04 398 4622

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

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

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Have a great week!