8th May 2023

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Have a great week ahead.

Panini-making Workshop at Larte

This Tuesday, join Ranches Ladies for a special Panini-making Workshop with guest chef Francesco Arena at Larte, 10.30am to 12pm.

WhatsApp Hayet to book. Limited places.

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.

Lunch Circle at Toro Tori Restaurant

Last week, the Lunch Circle enjoyed a delicious Latin American themed 3 course lunch at Tori Tori Restaurant in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Resort. A great time was had by all. A big thank you to Karen for organising. 

Keep tuned for more lunches in future.

International Festival Lunch Circle

The International Festival Lunch Circle are celebrating Global Africa Day on 25th May with a lunch hosted by Jackie Daair with help from other RL members.  Please contact Carole Binbrek or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join.

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. 

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

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.

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

Italian Circle

🇮🇹Italian circle🇮🇹 Come and learn Italian before your summer travels in a fun and interactive way! All levels are welcome. Every Wednesday at Melodica Motor city from 11am to 12pm. Ciao!

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

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

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle, led by Ashfaa, are reading ‘Honey and Spice’ the debut novel by internationally bestselling author, Bolu Babalola. They plan to meet to discuss this on Monday 22nd May over lunch.

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

Uni Mums

Uni mums, led by Marina, are a group for those with grown-up children at college or university. They meet around once a term and have a WhatsApp group.

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

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

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 contact Mary-Anne Hasdell or Marina Rashid, or 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 Home and Lifestyle are highlighted below:

New discounts:

New! Debra Dixon – Vocal Coach

New! Theatre by QE2

10% off all theatre shows to Ranches ladies using code ARL10



Enjo – Environmentally Friendly Cleaning products

New offer for 2023: free cloth/fibre for any purchase of AED 500 and above.

(10% discount has been discontinued.)

– show membership card or use code RLENJO


The Gorgeous Flower Company – Flowers for all occasions
10% discount for Ranches Ladies (show card)
Arabian Ranches Community Centre
Tel 050 299 3989

Kave the story of things
Free filter coffee!
Warehouse 20, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai, UAE
Email: hello@thestoryofthings.com
Phone: +971 (0) 55 102 4469

Piano Lessons by Maria Sierra

Experienced piano teacher, Maria Sierra, is offering 20% discount on lessons for RL members – adults or children. 

(Normal price is 200 AED per hour for lessons at Maria’s home.)

Tel: Maria 055 200 6996

Riot Photobooks – Quality Photo Book Printer

10% off
Online discount code RANCHESLADIES

G3 Shop, Concorde Tower – parking level

Cluster H, JLT
Tel: 04 445 8488

SNASH – Car Cleaning
50% off first service and 35% off subsequent cleans
(excludes packages)
http://www.snash.ae – or book using their free app

TRIBE – Home design & styling

10% discount off store & rugs
The Courtyard, Al Quoz  Tel: 050 142 8248

For any discount related enquiries or suggestions please contact 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!