3rd April 2023

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

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Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Happy Easter to those who are celebrating Easter this coming weekend.

Ramadan Kareem to all Ranches ladies and their families. If you are observing Ramadan we wish you all the blessings of the holy month.

Coffee Morning Presentation – 18th April

Join us on 18th April at Larte, Studio One Hotel, for a presentation by HeroGo about fighting food waste. HeroGo are the UAE’s first sustainable online grocery store. Learn how to reduce food waste and save the planet while also saving money on your grocery bill.

Eid Lunch

The International Festival Lunch Circle are organising a Lebanese Eid Celebration Lunch, hosted by Ruth Morgharbel. This will be on Thursday 27th April at 12.30pm at Ruth’s apartment in JBR.

Only 8 places available. Book today by contacting Carole Binbrek, mobile 0508369674, or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Exhibition in Ajman

Saba Asim, RL member and Quilters Circle leader, is participating in an art exhibition hosted by the PaintBrush Art Community under the patronage of Ajman Tourism.

AYAH is an international Live art and exhibition providing a platform to emerging artists from across 7 nationalities to showcase their talent. The theme for this event is the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is open to the public from 19th March to 26th April at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel.

Tuesdays at Larte

Ladies are welcome to continue meeting on Tuesday mornings during Ramadan 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 presentation on 18th April.

Wanted –

Newsletter Contributions

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 Circles Calendar for April on the website for more activities.

Ramadan may affect the scheduling of some Circle activities.

Quilters Circle

The Quilters Circle met on 20th March and had a great time listening to amazing stories and viewing everyone’s first quilts. It made them realised how far they have all come since they started quilting.

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. Their Annual Retreat is due to be held from 15th to 17th May this year.

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

Art Circle

The Art Circle are producing some stunning paintings and enjoying learning new techniques.

They meet on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon.

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

Line Dancing Circle

The Line Dancing Circle, led by Carole, learnt a Waltz Country Dance last week, in addition to Line Dancing.

Join them to have fun while improving your fitness. Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Book Circle

The Book Circle, led by Jackie, are reading ‘White Chrysanthemum’ by Mary Lynn Bracht, a deeply moving novel that follows two Korean sisters separated by World War II. They plan to meet to discuss this book on 14th April, 9.30am at AR Golf Club.

If you would like to join the Book Circle, 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

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.

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

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

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

Italian Circle

The Italian Circle, led by Paola and Nicoletta, are having fun while learning Italian.

Join them on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 am. All levels are welcome.

For more information, 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. 

The Mahjongg Tuesday Circle, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11am-1.30pm at Shakespeares and Co. Arabian Ranches 1.

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

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


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 changes to discounts, so please Check the discounts section on the website for up to date information.

Discounts for Clothing and Accessories are highlighted below:

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Now offering 20% off with code ARL20

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Up to 70% discount on diamonds and pearls.
Free repairing, cleaning, polishing for
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Oasis Fashion

Oasis Fashion – Clothing Boutique

20% Discount
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Marina Mall and Spring Souk, or shop online

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


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

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