16th January 2023

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

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Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Happy Chinese New Year for Sunday 22nd January.

Hope you have a great week.

Wanted – Newsletter Contributions

What have you been up to in your Circle group or on your holiday? Do you have a story, poem or recipe you would like to share? We need short (200-300 word) articles for this newsletter, with photos if possible. It would be great to have an article for each week’s newsletter.

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

Coffee Morning Presentation – 24th January

Join us at Larte, Studio One Hotel on Tuesday 24th January for a special presentation by AM Interior Design Studio. Get helpful interior design tips while enjoying tea or coffee, catching up with old friends and making new ones.

For more details see the RL members WhatsApp group or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Save the Date – 14th February

A special Ranches Ladies event is being planned for Tuesday 14th February. Please save the date. More details to follow soon.

Tuesdays at Larte

Join us for tea or coffee and a chat on Tuesday mornings at Larte, Studio One Hotel in Studio City, 10.30am to 12 midday. You can also join or renew your RL membership and find out about activities on offer.

Don’t miss the special event coffee mornings coming up on 24th January and 14th February.

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 January on the website for more activities.

Hiking Circle

The Hiking Circle are making the most of the cooler months to get out of the city and enjoy the natural beauty of the UAE. Here are some photos from their recent hike in Fujairah.

Hikes are usually on Wednesday mornings but days and times vary. If you would like to join them please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Spanish Circle

The Intermediate 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 please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Storytelling Circle

The date for the next Storytelling Circle is Monday 13th February, on the theme of jewellery.

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

Art Circle

The Art Circle, led by Rajul, are creating some beautiful paintings and experimenting with new techniques. They meet on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon. 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 Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30am till 1pm in Green Community East, DIP. Here are some of their beautiful creations.

To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

Indoor Climbing Circle

The Climbing Circle are meeting on Wednesdays from 7pm at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. New members welcome, no experience required. 

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Pilates Circle

Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the Pilates circle on Thursday afternoons at 2pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City.

As there are now a lot of ladies coming, Gillian has offered to start a second class on Mondays at 10.30am, if there is enough interest.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to join or for more information.

Gardening Circle

Last Friday, the gardening circle had a very interesting presentation by Angelique from Agriculture Box on organic urban farming at her villa in Jumeirah. Agriculture Box promotes planting in specially designed containers with a carefully balanced growing medium. An additional advantage of these containers is that they are light and easy to move around your garden or balcony.

A big thank you to Angelique for sharing her expertise and showing us her unique garden!

After the presentation, they had coffee across the road at the Hide Out in the delightful setting of Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif – a hidden gem of palm trees with a falag system and a majlis used in the past by Sheikh Rashid as a tranquil retreat.

Organic Urban Farming Systems http://agriculturebox.com/

Uni Mums

Do you have grown-up children at college or university? Uni mums – a social group for those with kids at university – are meeting around once a term. They also have a WhatsApp group.

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

International Festival Lunch Circle

Carole organises the International Lunch Circle who meet around once a month to share the food and culture of members’ home countries. This year they are focusing around International Festivals.

Volunteers required to host or help with future lunches. Please contact Carole on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Shanghai Circle

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

Cinema Circle

The Cinema Circle, led by Marina, meet on Monday mornings at Mall of the Emirates (provided there’s something good to see!) and often stay for coffee and cake or lunch after the film.

A choice of films will be emailed on a Thursday afternoon and the highest vote wins. 

To join email ranchesladiescinema@gmail.com or circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com


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
Jumeira Centre, Jumeira Beach Rd

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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 Star

Marina Mall and Spring Souk, or shop online

Use code ARLADIES10 for 10% off discount when you spend over AED 500


IG Link: https://www.instagram.com/neonstardubai/

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

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Have a great week!