20th March 2023

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

The Holy month of Ramadan is due to start on the 22nd or 23rd March. Ramadan Kareem to all. 

If you are observing Ramadan we wish you and your family all the blessings of this holy month.

The Dubai Oscars

by Carole Binbrek

On the same evening as the Hollywood Oscars, Carole and Jillie attended our very own Dubai Oscars.  This was the finals of the ‘Short and Sweet Play Festival’ at the Junction, Alserkal Avenue, which ran for 8 weeks and showcased 88 plays with many of the scripts written by Dubai residents. 

It was a Red Carpet Gala evening so we were able to dress up in our finery and bagged the front row.  The only rule was that the length of plays should not exceed 10 minutes.  There was an audience choice – where we could pick one of the 11 plays showcased each weekend, and judges choices – where several judges sat incognito in the audience and chose the plays they liked best.  One week, there were 11 plays in different languages and other weeks there were themes such horror and romance.

Jilly and I attended 3 play evenings as well as the finals, and watched many awards given out.  It is great to see such talent in Dubai. The two plays which won the judges choice were both in Hindi and for the people’s choice, one was in Hindi and one in English.  



Iftar Meal – 29th March

Ranches Ladies is organising an Iftar for all Ranches Ladies members on Wednesday, March 29, 6pm at Sansation Restaurant in Arabian Ranches 2.

Please sign up as soon as possible, and at least by Tuesday, March 21st.

The restaurant may book up quickly for Iftar once Ramadam starts therefore if we do not have an indication / confirmation of numbers there may not be sufficient space available.

To book your place, email ranchesladies@gmail.com or Whatsapp Josephine via the RL members WhatsApp group.

Circles Coffee Morning – This Tuesday

Don’t miss our Circles Coffee Morning from 10.30am this Tuesday 21st March.

Members along with those renewing and new ladies wishing to join Ranches Ladies can enjoy one complimentary tea/coffee along with some sweet bites while finding out more about what’s on offer at Ranches Ladies!

Do come along and join us.

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.

Ladies are welcome to continue meeting on Tuesday mornings during Ramadan.

Wanted –

Newsletter Contributions

A Big thank you to Carole for sharing her experience of the ‘Short and Sweet Play Festival’. What would you like to share with other RL members?

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 March Circles Calendar on the website for more activities.

Ramadan will start from around the 23rd March and this may affect the scheduling of some Circle activities.

Please note: Poetry Circle and Line Dancing Circle are cancelled for this week.

Book Circle

The Book Circle had a fabulous morning last Friday discussing “The End of Summer” with the book’s amazing author, Salha Albusaidy. The End of Summer deals with very difficult topics with humour and empathy, highlighting the need for better communication between generations which felt very relevant to all of us. As an extra bonus, she also sang for us! If you haven’t read The End of Summer it yet, pls do – it’s available in book stores, on Amazon and on Audible (read by Salha herself).

The Book Circle meet once a month, usually on the third Friday of the month at 9.30am, to discuss a book they have read. 

Contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more details

Quilters Circle

Ladies from the Quilters Circle attended a ribbon weaving workshop which tested the right sides of their brains, especially spatial thinking.

Ranches Ladies Quilters are a group within Ranches Ladies who love creating with quilting, sewing and embroidery.  Meetings are usually on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10am.

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

Art Circle

The Art Circle, led by Rajul, have been experimenting with different techniques and creating stunning paintings on various themes. They meet on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon.

New members are welcome. Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Storytelling Circle

The Storytelling Circle meet once a month on a Monday afternoon from 2.30 – 4.30pm at Carole’s villa in Savannah, Arabian Ranches 1. Members come prepared to talk for a short while on a given theme. 

The theme for the next meeting on 10th April is “MY FAVOURITE OUTFIT.” 

New members welcome. Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

New – Italian Circle

The Italian Circle is back, led by Paola and Nicoletta. Join them on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 am and learn how to speak in Italian in a blink of an eye.

Fun is guaranteed! All levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.

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

Walking Fitness Circle

Come and join the Walking Circle while the weather is still not too hot. 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

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.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle are having fun while creating some beautiful pieces. 

They meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am in Green Community East, DIP.

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

Crochet Circle

The new Crochet Circle, led by Debra, meet on Tuesdays from 1-2.30pm. New members welcome,

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

Pilates Circle

Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the Pilates circle at Optimal Fitness in Studio City (opposite Studio One Hotel).

There are now 2 sessions on Mondays 10.30-11.30am and Thursday afternoons 2-3pm. New ladies are welcome to join.

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

Embroidery Circle

The new Embroidery Circle, led by Saba, are meeting on Thursdays 10.30am-12pm at Saba’s home in Al Furjan. Materials will be supplied for new ladies to get them started.

To find out more, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Jewellery Clinic Circle

The next Jewellery Clinic Circle is planned for Wednesday 22nd March, 11am. Bring along any old jewellery that has sentimental value or some that you don’t wear anymore. Hayet can help you redesign it or fix it and enjoy wearing it again.

WhatsApp Hayet or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.


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 Spa, Health and Dental are highlighted below:

New – Boston Diabetes and Endocrine Center

Dental services

· Free Consultation & 20% discount on all dental treatments (permanent offer)
· 30% discount on all dental treatments (exclusive offer until the end of March 2023)

Aesthetic Facial and Hair Treatments:

· Free Consultation & 30% discount on all aesthetic facial and hair treatments (permanent offer)
· 50% discount on all aesthetic facial laser treatments (exclusive offer until the end of March 2023)

Boston Diabetes and Endocrine Center

info@bdec.ae   Tel +971 4 3805555  www.bdec.ae

Jumeirah 1, Street 5B, Villa # 10 – PO Box 57334 Dubai, UAE

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

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