10th April 2023

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you had a great Spring Break and Easter weekend.

Ramadan Kareem to all Ranches ladies and their families.

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.

There are a few places left, book today by contacting Carole Binbrek, mobile 0508369674, or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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.

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.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle are having fun 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 

Quilters Circle

The Ranches Ladies Quilters Annual Retreat is due to be held from 15th to 17th May this year.

Ranches Ladies Quilters are a group within Ranches Ladies who love creating with quilting, sewing and embroidery.  They meet regularly, usually on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10am. This month they are meeting today, 10th of April, instead of 17th April.

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

Art Circle

The Art Circle had a lovely class last Thursday, with members doing some outstanding work. The highlight was Carole finishing her beautiful antique Chinese panels.

The Art Circle meet on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon. If you would like to join email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle, led by Ashfaa, are taking a break in this month. They plan to meet again on Monday 22nd May to discuss ‘Honey and Spice’ the debut novel by internationally bestselling author, Bolu Babalola.

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

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

Spanish Circle

The 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

French Circle

The French Circle, led by Bea Sion, meet on Friday mornings and the venue varies. If you know some basic French but would like to improve and learn more, join the French Circle. New members welcome.

To find out more, 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

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.

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

Embroidery Circle

The 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


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 Food and Restaurants are highlighted below:

Hamptons Cafe

Arabian Ranches Community Centre
15% off all regular items (does not include packages).
You must show your membership card


20% off total bill
Valid on a la carte items and not special promotions
Studio One Hotel, Ground Floor – Al Qudra Rd – Dubai
+971 4 581 6870

Little Neighbourhood Restaurant

Food and Drink
20% food and drink

Shop No 6, Remraam Community Center, Remraam Dubailand – Dubai
Tel: 04 876 9042


Paul 3

PAUL Bakery & Restaurant
15% Discount for dine-in only
Arabian Ranches 2 Souq, Ground Floor
Tel: 04 422 4502
View details here: http://www.zomato.com

Spill the Bean 15% off

Shop No.#07, Block, The Sustainable City – Dubai
04 242 8671


Xocolatl – Chocolate
15% discount and next day delivery
on a min purchase of 200 dhs online
Al Hana Center, Ground Floor
Al Jafflia, Mankhool
Tel: 04 398 4622

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

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Have a great week!