6th February 2023

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. It’s February already! Hope you have a great week.

New Beginnings

A poem by Rajul Chander

Poetry Circle member and Art Circle leader, Rajul, wrote this beautiful poem on the theme of New Beginnings, for the last Poetry Circle meeting.


As there is light

After a dark night

As there is calm

After a storm

So also, for every ending there is a new beginning


Sometimes, life comes to an end when you lose someone dear

But then comes another time which brings you hope and cheer

I know of a friend who lost her soulmate in prime

But found a reason to live, as for her to sulk was a crime

She gathered her courage to smile and live

As to her children a fulfilling life she wanted to give

She said, if her children saw her looking lifeless and sad

It would remind them even more of their missing dad

She ventured out to find a purpose with that belief

She worked hard and in her creative pursuits she found relief

She let herself lose and went with the flow

And very soon one could see peace on her face and a glow

To glorify her love she wrote a book

Which touched many lives and reached every nook

She lived a life of dignity and peace

A new beginning she found to live thereafter in ease

Special Event – 14th February

This Valentine’s Day, 10.30 am – 1 pm, Ranches Ladies will explore the pizza and pasta making with visiting Italian chefs Giuseppe and Geualdo at Larte, Studio One.

The event will include an introduction to the Slow Food Movement, a pasta and pizza-making workshop followed by a Q&A with the Chefs.

Advanced booking required. Please contact Josephine or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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 Pizza and Pasta making special event on 14th February.

Wanted – Newsletter Contributions

Thank you to Rajul for her beautiful and poignant poem. What can you 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.

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 on the website for more activities.

Hiking Circle

The Hiking Circle have been enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery in the UAE. Here are some photos from a recent beginner’s hike.

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

Lunching Out Circle

One of our new members, Karen, would like to restart the monthly Lunching Out Circle, which was very popular prior to COVID.

If there’s enough interest, it will be the first Monday of the month, starting in March. Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you are interested in joining.

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, have been busy learning new techniques and creating beautiful paintings. New members are welcome.

Join them on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon. Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Literary Lunch Circle

This month, the Literary Lunch Circle are reading Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver – a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield, set in a modern-day rural American community contending with poverty and opioid addiction.

They hope to meet to discuss this book on the 20th of February.

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

Book Circle

The Book Circle, led by Jackie, are reading A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry – a stunning and heartbreaking tale of four very different people whose lives intersect during the state imposed emergency of 1975.

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

Poetry Circle

The next Poetry Circle meeting is planned for Monday 27th February, 2.30pm, on the theme of Magic and the Supernatural.

For more information, email circles.rances.ladies@gmail.com

Walking Fitness 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

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.

Yoga Circle

Mariana is teaching yoga outdoors, 5pm on Tuesdays and 8.15am on Fridays.

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

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


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. 

Check the  discounts section on the website for a full list.

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

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Have a great week!