19th December 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week ahead and a very happy Christmas and holiday season.

Festive Wreath-making Coffee Morning

Wreaths made by Ranches Ladies and flowers from The Gorgeous Flower Co. Dubai

Last Tuesday at Larte Restaurant, many Ranches Ladies enjoyed making their own unique festive wreath, with material and expert instruction from The Gorgeous Flower Co. Dubai. The beautiful wreaths are now adorning doors, walls and dining tables to bring festive cheer to homes.

Ranches Ladies wish to say a big thank you to all those who contributed to our Festive Wreath Coffee Morning Event:

The Gorgeous Flower Co. for organising the craft, Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel for hosting and refreshments. Also to Larte, Paintbox Hair Salon, Rags to Riches Restaurant and Spinneys for donating gift prizes.

One of our members, Niamh, has shared her experience of the event:

Ranches Ladies Festive Wreath Coffee Morning Event

Tuesday, 13th December 2022

Christmas is my favourite time of year!  And this time is no different but having just moved back to Dubai and resigning from my job after 27 years, I have to say I felt a bit lost, so joining Ranches Ladies could not have come at a better time for me. I had always heard of Ranches Ladies but had no clue really as to what it was all about, but it has been amazing. I have loved meeting so many wonderful ladies over the last few months, so what better way to start the Festive Season than with the Ranches Ladies. 

I don’t know about you, but I have always admired the beautiful wreaths you see in the shops here, but I had no idea how much work goes into making one!  So, when I saw the opportunity to learn how to make a Christmas Wreath, I jumped at the chance. I mean, how hard could it be?!  Well just say, I have a newfound respect for anyone who makes them! 

Tuesday morning, when we arrived, Larte had been transformed into a festive flower studio. There were 6 staff on hand from Gorgeous Flowers to help us at every stage with Sam and Caroline at the helm. It was amazing to see so many different varieties of freshly cut foliage, along with red berries, decorative dried oranges, cinnamon, lotus flowers, sticks, pine cones laid out on the tables for us to choose from. The eucalyptus was in high demand! But for me, it was the beautiful gold and silver sprayed leaves and gorgeous bows. Everyone’s wreaths were so different and so beautiful.

And to reward us all for our hard work, we were then ushered through to a small feast prepared by Chef Rajiv for LArte who specially prepared and baked Panatone and Lemon Torte (specially made with Almond flour) and Chocolate and walnut Brownies.  And we also had beautiful Mince pies from Spinneys. Teas and coffee and treat replenishments were served by attentive Larte staff                                                                                                                                                                            
We were surprised with an unexpected raffle of donated gift prizes from Studio One hotel, Gorgeous Flowers, Paintbox (Hair Ladies Salon, located nearby in Arjan) and also recently opened Rags to Riches Restaurant. I didn’t win anything sadly but left a very happy girl with my beautiful wreath and a lovely little token party bag of mince pies donated by Spinneys.

Wishing everyone a fabulous New Year and looking forward to making the wreaths again next year!

Warm regards Niamh  

Niamh Drysdale Allen

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.

This is now fully booked. Any questions, please contact Carole or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Wanted – Newsletter Contributions

A big thank you to Niamh for sharing about the Festive Wreath Making event. 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 send to ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Tuesdays at Larte

Although many ladies will be travelling over the holidays, those who are in Dubai are welcome to meet for tea or coffee and a chat on Tuesday mornings at Larte, Studio One Hotel for 10.30am to 12 midday.

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

See the Circles Calendar for December on the website for more activities. Due to the holidays some Circles may not meeting until after the New Year, please check with Circle leaders.

Quilters Circle

The Quilters Circle had their festive meeting on 12th December, followed by lunch. They had a crossword game and “steal the gift” which was hilarious. They will break for the holidays and meet on the 16th of January 2023. Wishing everyone a great holiday season!

If you would like to join the quilters, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

Line Dancing Circle

The Line Dancing Circle, led by Carole, met last Wednesday, 14th December. They will restart on Wednesday mornings at Studio One Hotel after the New Year.

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

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

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

Book Circle

The Book Circle, led by Jackie, met on 16th December 9.30am in Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant to discuss some Christmas themed short stories.

If you would like to join them in 2023, 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 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.


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 Hair and Beauty Salons are highlighted below:

Paintbox Hair Ladies Salon, Arjan

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

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


Marasi Drive

Hotel Indigo, Dubai Downtown
+971 (0) 505788506


Intercontinental Hotel 2nd Floor
Tel: 052 428 3225

Derma Lounge – Beauty Salon
Derma Lounge
10% Discount off Services at the salon 
Not valid on products
Valid RL membership card must be shown to avail discount
Tel 043681453
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 2

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



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

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

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