1st May 2023

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

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Good Morning Ranches Ladies. It’s hard to believe that it is already May.

Hope you have a great week and enjoy the chance to get outside before the full heat of summer arrives.

Lebanese Eid Celebration Lunch

Last Thursday, one of our members – Ruth Mougharbel – hosted 10 ladies at the apartment in Jumeirah Beach Residence for an Lebanese Eid lunch. It was a sumptuous feast of home-made Lebanese food, with a range of mezze dishes, main courses and desserts. The ladies enjoy both the great food and company while learning more about Lebanon and Lebanese culture.

A big thank you to Ruth for hosting and cooking.

If you would like to help host or cook for future International Lunches, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Tuesdays at Larte

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

Volunteer Needed

We urgently require a volunteer to coordinate discounts for Ranches Ladies. Shelly, who has been our Discounts Coordinator for some years, is now stepping down from this role. Thank you Shelly for all you have done for RL.

The Discount Coordinator role involves communicating with current and potential new discount partners from time to time, to keep the discounts updated. If you can help or would like more information please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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 on the website for more activities. The new calendar for May is now available.

Art Circle

The Art Circle are continuing to create stunning paintings on different themes. They meet on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon. If you would like to join email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

International Lunch Circle

Global Africa Day is celebrated on 25th May and Jackie Daair has offered to host an African Lunch for the International Lunch Circle if there are enough ladies either from an African country, or with links to one, who are willing to prepare dishes.  It would be great if there are some members willing to come in their national dress and tell us something about their home country. Anyone who is willing to help please get in touch with Jackie via circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

May 25th is Africa Day, formerly called African Freedom Day. It is the annual commemoration of the creation of the Organization of African Unity back in 1963, renamed the African Union in 2002. The OAU aimed to eradicate colonialism, foreign domination and exploitation, and encourage political and economic integration among member states. 

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.

Book Circle

The Book Circle, led by Jackie, are reading The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa. They plan to meet to discuss this book on Friday 19th May, 9.30am at AR Golf Club. 

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

Italian Circle

Join the Italian circle to learn the language in a new and fun way. The is a new timing for the Italian circle – every Wednesday from 11am to 12pm.

For more information 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

Quilters Circle

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Ranches Ladies Quilters, led by Saba, are a group within Ranches Ladies who love creating with quilting, sewing and embroidery. 

Their Annual Retreat is planned for 15th to 17th May this year.

For more information, contact Saba at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

Poetry Circle

The theme for the next Poetry Circle meeting, planned for Monday 29th May, 2.30-4.30pm is Greek and Roman Mythology. If you would like to join, please bring 2 or 3 poems on the theme to read and discuss.

Contact Carole or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join.

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.

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


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.

Paintbox Hair Salon

Discounts for Spas, 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

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

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

Our website is http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and you can find us on FB and Instagram as Ranches Ladies

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Have a great week!