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9th December 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Gathering

December 11th 2018: Coffee and chat at Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant

We are meeting from 9.30am in the restaurant and the restaurant staff will show you to our table.

 Announcements

Members’ Christmas Lunch 

Today 9th December is the RL Christmas Lunch at Maison Mathis Restaurant. Have a lovely festive meal everyone!

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Gather round the festive tree as the lights are turned on and enjoy the sounds of the Ranches Ladies as they fill the air with holiday cheer. There’s snowfall that will transport all to a magical world while traditional festive treats and beverages will complete the event. Traditional mince pies and mulled beverages with the compliments of the Golf Club.

Carole’s Festive Garden Party

On Tuesday 18th December Our Honorary President Carole invites any Ranches Ladies to join her from 9.30am for her annual get together in her beautiful garden in Savannah. Numbers are required in advance so please book via Carole or on Ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Christmas Day

Are you on your own for Christmas? Husband working? Don’t spend it alone, get in touch with Connie or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com and join other ladies for a festive chatty lunch.

Up Up and Away!

Next year Lorna is hoping to organise a once in a lifetime experience… a helicopter ride over the Dubai Palm with spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. Lorna has negotiated an incredible discount from 800 to 470 Aed per person. Please contact her on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to register your interest.

Delivery of fruit and veg and a fridge – Report by Connie

Many thanks ladies for your kind donations, we collected 40 reusable bags and enough produce for 80, a quick rummage for more bags and we were ready to deliver.

Currently, Al Ihsan supports approximately 1700 women. Those that have correct documents are registered users of the services they provide and those that do not are dependent on generosity. We focused on the food programme on our visit. Ladies are supplied with food twice a day there are some companies and hotels that donate food supplies and it works on a first come first service principle. Ladies and children begin to queue very early so as to get the best of what is on offer. We had 80 bags to give but there were touching 500 in the queue.

We did manage to speak to a few ladies about what we can bring that would be of benefit and we now have a list of ideas to see us through the next year! Starting with a toiletries run in January. Please save up those hotel smellies. From what we could gather the ladies were made  up of a vast collection of expats however to discuss here how they arrived at Al Ihsan doors would not be appropriate. But I’m more than happy to answer any private questions or host a coffee morning on the subject.

 

The Fridge was very kindly donated and transported by Tish Foster. The centre is very open to taking donations of any kind but collection can be a bit of a headache. If you would like to donate any big items it is best to also think of transport costs as well.

 RL Circles News

View our December Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities

Many of the RL Circles will not be held over the winter holidays but a number will continue as usual. Please speak to your circle leader to keep up to date with your circle’s meeting  times as these may change or be cancelled. Check the calendar for guidance too.

For more information or to register your interest in any Circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

This Week

The Art Circle is taking a break until January. The last session will be tomorrow afternoon, 10th December

The Quilters are meeting today 9th December at the AR Golf Club.

The December Book Circle will meet on 16th December at the Golf Club and the next book is “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on 17th December. The book is the festive sounding the “Last Christmas in Paris” by Hazel Gaynor.

In a message to all RL singers, Wednesday 12th December is the last meeting of the Singing Circle before the Big Day on 15th. 11.20-12.20am in the Loft at the Golf Club, this is your last opportunity to practise and prepare for your performance!

Discounts:

Thank you to Mariela Marcantetti of Furless (a leading centre for permanent hair removal in Dubai) who gave us an insight into hair removal procedures in her address to RL on Tuesday 4th December.  Mariela offered a voucher to all ladies present for a treatment worth around 270 dhs and we will soon receive a 15% discount on our website. There will also be future discounts by My Tasty Garden and The Hamptons.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Still to do some Christmas Shopping?

9-24th December Santa at Wafi
9-12th December 5pm – 10pm Swiss Christmas Market at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Thursday 10th December 1.30pm to 4.30pm Dubai British School Springs/Meadows 🎅🏼Festive Fair free entry 🎄
Thursday 10th December 5 – 7pm JAPS Festive Fayre
Friday 11th December 2-5pm Dubai Irish Society Santa in the desert, Al Sahra Desert Resort
Friday 11th December – ARTE Christmas Fayre, Dubai Times Square Center
Friday 11th December 3 – 7pm Nord Anglia Christmas Fair
Saturday 12th December The Reform Christmas Fayre
Saturday 12th December GEMS Wellington International School Winter Fair
Sunday 13th December 5 – 7pm Winter Festival at GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis
Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th December Dubai Winter Festival DWTC
Friday 18th December 4.30pm Carols in the Desert, Al Qudra
Dates TBC Santa at Ski Dubai
Dates TBC Wafi Xmas light show
(sourced by E Fitzpatrick, Facebook, UAE Christmas Madness)

Important Info

There is no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles, attend our trips or claim your discounts. If you know anyone who would like to join Ranches Ladies please bring them on a Tuesday morning and see our website How To Join Our Membership

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

If you wish to unsubscribe at any time please drop an email to arladiesdubai@gmail.com.
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2nd December 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Morning will meet this week from 9.30-12 noon in Baker Finch Room at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

December 4th 2018 Talk: Mariela Marcantetti of Furless

Furless is a leading centre for permanent hair removal in Dubai. If you think that sounds a little scary, Mariela will dispel the myths and discuss the pros and cons of different hair removal methods for different ages and skin types. Mariela will also offer a voucher to all ladies present for a treatment worth around 270 dhs.

 Announcements

Tuesday 4th December will be the last RL Social Morning to be held in the Baker Finch Room until the New Year. From Tuesday 11th December to 8th January RL will meet informally every Tuesday morning from 9.30am at Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant for a coffee and catch up. Please come along if you are in Dubai over Christmas. Restaurant staff will show you to our table.

Tuesday will be our Christmas social morning  with a few surprises. Please bring along some of your favourite seasonal recipes, even a few samples if you are in the mood, for our festive recipe swap.

Al Ihsan

Tuesday 4th is also the collection day for root vegetables, onions, garlic, chillies, ginger, apples and oranges for distribution in the nightly food kitchen in Ajman.  Please bring along to RL social morning whatever produce you can spare in a reusable bag. Jeannette and a few ladies will be filling their cars with your gifts and we are hugely grateful for all your help. We will report back after our delivery.

Members’ Christmas Lunch

On the 9th December is the RL Christmas Lunch, to be held at our very own Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant. It will be an all inclusive, traditional menu with choices for everyone. Keep the date free! We will let you know the price when we have an idea of numbers. Please sign up on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

UAE Christmas Madness

Liz Fitzpatrick has compiled a list of christmas markets and events across Dubai on her FB page, UAE Christmas Madness. It is a useful list of what Dubai has to offer us in the run up to Christmas. Please see the bottom of this newsletter for a copy of her most recent round up.

Thank you to My Tasty Garden for their helpful talk about growing vegetables in your garden. Please look at their Facebook page for more information about their garden boxes, specially mixed soil and plants which you can cultivate yourself.  Alternatively you can enlist the help of Helene and Rachel to get you started.

On Tuesday 18th December Our Honorary President Carole invites any Ranches Ladies still in Dubai to join her from 9.30am for her annual get together at her home in Savannah. She needs to know numbers in advance so please let her know if you are coming on Ranches.ladies@gmail.com and she will give you more information about the morning.

 RL Circles News

View our December Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities

For more information or to register your interest in any Circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

This Week

We met Bettina at RL Social Morning on 27th November and she demonstrated some of the crafts she will be teaching in her new Handicrafts Circle. Learn more about what she is offering by sending an email to circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Newcomer’s Coffee will be on Thursday 29th November. Come early from 9.30-11.30am upstairs in Shakespeare’s Cafe, Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre.  We welcome members, non members, established and new ladies and you don’t need to live on the Ranches. Everyone is welcome.

The Quilters are meeting on 9th December at the AR Golf Club. Come and meet them and marvel at some of their intricate and lovely work.

The December Book Circle will meet on 16th December at the Golf Club and the next book is “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on 17th December. The book is the festive sounding the “Last Christmas in Paris” by Hazel Gaynor.

A reminder, we have a range of books available every Tuesday which have been enjoyed then donated by our ladies. Please browse the selection and feel free to donate any books you have enjoyed reading yourself.

Finally, don’t forget the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Arabian Ranches Golf Club is on 15th December. Our RL choir, led by Gayle, are singing festive favourites and it is a lovely start to the winter holiday season.

Up Up and Away!

Next year Lorna is hoping to organise a once in a lifetime experience… a helicopter ride over the Dubai Palm with spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. Lorna has negotiated an incredible discount from 800 to 470 Aed per person. Please contact her on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to register your interest.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

We had a very successful backstage tour of Dubai Opera House on 25th November. If you get the opportunity to visit this amazing venue we highly recommend it.

To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see our RL webpage on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for more information.

Discounts:

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments. These discounts encompass hair, nails, facials, botox, massages, spa treatments and hair removal.

There are too many to list here and you should look at our Discounts Beauty page.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Important Info

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles, attend our trips or claim your discounts. If you know anyone who would like to join Ranches Ladies please bring them on a Tuesday morning and see our website How To Join Our Membership

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

If you wish to unsubscribe at any time please drop an email to arladiesdubai@gmail.com.
UAE Christmas Madness
Every Friday 9 – 3pm RIPE Market Zabeel Park
Friday 13th November – ARTE, Dubai Times Square Center
Saturday 14th November 10.30 – 4.30 – Expatwoman’s festive Christmas fair, Polo Club
Friday 20th November 2 – 7pm Jebel Ali Village Festive Market
Tuesday 24th November – Ranches Ladies at Ranches Gold Club
Thursday 26th November DIA Winter Souq
Friday 27th November – ARTE, Dubai Times Square Center
Saturday 28th November GEMS Metropole Winter Fayre
Friday 4th December 12 – 4pm Positive Paws are hosting a Christmas Fayre. Street 14C, Al Quoz 4, positivepaws.ae
Sunday 6th December 9am -2pm – Christmas Fair at Centre for Musical Arts
Monday 7th December 10am – 6pm Reform Social & Grill The Lakes
9-24th December Santa at Wafi?
9-12th December 5pm – 10pm Swiss Christmas Market at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Thursday 10th December 1.30pm to 4.30pm Dubai British School Springs/Meadows 🎅🏼Festive Fair free entry 🎄
Thursday 10th December 5 – 7pm JAPS Festive Fayre
Friday 11th December 2-5pm Dubai Irish Society Santa in the desert, Al Sahra Desert Resort
Friday 11th December – ARTE Christmas Fayre, Dubai Times Square Center
Friday 11th December 3 – 7pm Nord Anglia Christmas Fair
Saturday 12th December The Reform Christmas Fayre
Saturday 12th December GEMS Wellington International School Winter Fair
Sunday 13th December 5 – 7pm Winter Festival at GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis
Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th December Dubai Winter Festival DWTC
Friday 18th December 4.30pm Carols in the Desert, Al Qudra
Dates TBC Santa at Ski Dubai
Dates TBC Wafi Xmas light show

25th November 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Morning will this week meet from 9.30-12 noon in Birdie’s Bar, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

November 27th 2018 Talk: Rachel from My Tasty Garden 

with a short address by Jackie Daair about #GivingTuesday

In a change to our programme Rachel from My Tasty Garden will talk to us about growing fruit and vegetables in the UAE climate. Not as difficult as you may think with a bit of knowhow!

Jackie Daair will also talk to us about the increasingly popular day #GivingTuesday which originated in US.

Bettina will be giving a short demonstration of projects to make in her new Handicrafts Circle

 Announcements

Access to Birdies Bar at Arabian Ranches Golf Club is behind the Golf Club.  Walk through the foyer and a buggy will take you across the golf course to Birdie’s if needed. It is only a short walk from The Golf Club.

Al Ihsan

Many thanks for the reusable bags you have  been dropping off, please keep them coming.  On Tuesday 4th December we need fruit and vegetables for distribution to the nightly food kitchen in Ajman.  Please bring root vegetables, onions, garlic, chillies, ginger, oranges and apples to RL social morning.

Members’ Christmas Lunch

On the 9th December is the RL Christmas Lunch, to be held at our very own Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant. It will be an all inclusive, traditional menu with choices for everyone. Keep the date free!

Forthcoming Programmes

4th December 2018 Talk: Neda Lakarany of Neda’s Cakes

It really is a cake! Neda’s Cakes creates exquisite and highly detailed cakes for all occasions using only the finest ingredients and materials. Neda will show us some of her creations.

It is also collection day for fruit and vegetables!

 RL Circles News

View our November and December Circles Calendars on the website: Circles Activities

For more information or to register your interest in any Circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

New Circles

There are 2 new circles starting this month. Fadwa’s Crochet Circle and Bettina’s Handicrafts Circle. Bettina will show you how to make greetings cards, gift wrapping, boxes and other seasonal crafts. Fadwa loves yarn! Sign up on our email above.

Next Week

RL’s monthly Poetry Circle will meet tomorrow, Monday 26th November in Savannah. The topic is “Food and Drink”

Come and meet Bettina at RL Social Morning on 27th November and learn more about what she is offering in her new Handicrafts Circle.

The Book Circle is meeting today, Sunday 25th November, at the Golf Club. The book in the spotlight this month is “The Second Mrs Hockaday” by Susan Rivers.

Newcomer’s Coffee will be on Thursday 29th November. Come early from 9.30-11.30am upstairs in Shakespeare’s Cafe, Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre.  We welcome members, non members, established and new ladies and you don’t need to live on the Ranches. Everyone is welcome.

Up Up and Away!

Next year Lorna is hoping to organise a once in a lifetime experience… a helicopter ride over the Dubai Palm with spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. Lorna has negotiated an incredible discount from 800 to 470 Aed per person. Please contact her on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to register your interest.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

25th November: Dubai Opera Backstage Tour

This special backstage tour of Dubai Opera House is today. This tour is not often available as it can only be done when there are no performances.

5th December: Marks and Spencer (Festival City Mall)

Marks and Spencer at Dubai Festival City Mall has invited RL members to attend their free event from 9.30-1pm on 5th December. The show focusses on fashion, food tasting and homewares. A sign up list will be circulated at Tuesday meetings.

To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see our RL webpage on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for more information.

Discounts:

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments. These discounts encompass hair, nails, facials, botox, massages, spa treatments and hair removal.

There are too many to list here and you should look at our Discounts Beauty page.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Important Info

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles, attend our trips or claim your discounts. If you know anyone who would like to join Ranches Ladies please bring them on a Tuesday morning and see our website How To Join Our Membership

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

If you wish to unsubscribe at any time please drop an email to arladiesdubai@gmail.com.

18 November 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

November 20th 2018 Talk: Bestselling Author Karen Osman
with Arabian Ranches’ Head Chef Nugi

RL are delighted to introduce the award winning author Karen Osman. Her second novel The Home was recently released following the success of her first bestselling book The Good Mother.  It is another chilling read and delves into the darkness of living in a children’s home, casting a shadow over family ties and what it means to belong. 

Arabian Ranches’ Head Chef Nugi will cook up a variety of sweet treats for us to try. Our chosen favourites will be served at the Tuesday Social Mornings.

Announcements

Thank you to everyone who made the Bazaar such a huge success. A special thanks to Hayet our Vice President for organising the whole event. Lorna and her team of helpers decorated the room beautifully and our stallholders contributed to the lovely festive atmosphere. Members and visitors enjoyed the shopping, coffee and cakes supplied by Arabian Ranches’ Golf Club and the raffle. We look forward to seeing you all again next year for this lovely event.

Al Ihsan

We are currently collecting reusable bags (not plastic) to fill with fruit and vegetables for distribution on 4th December to the nightly food kitchen in Ajman. Please drop off your bags with the meet and greet ladies. The food queue goes round the building with many mouths to feed so please give as many bags as you can spare.

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club so please come prepared!

Forthcoming Programmes

Tuesday 27th November – Kinesiology specialist Amanda Savory and Just Giving introduced by Jackie Daair.

With over 2 decades as a Primary Years teacher and Educational Consultant in the UK and Middle East, Amanda’s interest in healing followed a traumatic horse riding accident. Holistic remedies and kinesiology helped her to face her fears and move forward. Amanda’s passion is using Touch for Health Kinesiology with both adults and children to achieve their full potential. Amanda is an animal lover and still a keen horse rider. She uses her skills to introduce the magic of kinesiology to animals, particularly horses, dogs and their owners.

Jackie will tell us about the rise and benefits of taking part in the annual movement #GivingTuesday.

Tuesday 4th December – Neda’s Cakes by Neda Lakarany and Donation Day for fruit and vegetables for Al Ihsan

Neda’s Cakes creates highly detailed cakes and cupcakes for all occasions using the highest quality ingredients and materials. Her clients are always delighted!

Please bring along donations of basic root vegetables, ginger, garlic, apples and oranges, all of which are very welcome.

 RL Circles News

View our November Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities

For more information or to register your interest in any Circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

New Circles

There are 2 new circles starting this month. Fadwa’s Crochet Circle and Bettina’s Handicrafts Circle. Bettina will show you how to make greetings cards, gift wrapping, boxes and other seasonal crafts. Fadwa loves yarn! Sign up on our email above.

Next Week

Gayle of the Singing Circle is still looking for singers for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Golf Club on 15th December.  The choir meets weekly at 11.20am on Wednesday upstairs in the Loft at AR Golf Club. She encourages anyone who enjoys singing to join this joyful choir.

The Gardening Circle is being hosted by Dubai Garden Centre on 22nd November from 9.30am. The topic is “Choosing and caring for Water Lilies and Pond Plants”.  Please register your interest by email.

Due to the public holiday on 18th November The Book Circle is meeting on the following Sunday 25th November. They are reading “The Second Mrs Hockaday” by Susan Rivers.

The Literary Lunch Circle is still meeting on Monday 19th November and the book is “The Red Sari” by Javier Moro.

The Mosaics Circle is taking place on 21st November in Savannah.

Newcomer’s Coffee will be on Thursday 29th November. Come early from 9.30-11.30am upstairs in Shakespeare’s Cafe, Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre.  We welcome members, non members, established and new ladies and you don’t need to live on the Ranches. Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

25th November: Dubai Opera Backstage Tour

Join Allison on an exclusive backstage tour of Dubai’s marvellous Opera House. This special tour is not often available as it can only be done when there are no performances. There is an entrance fee of 175 AED payable in advance.

This will be a very popular trip so please contact Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to secure your place as soon as possible.

See our RL webpage on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for more information.

5th December: Marks and Spencer (Festival City Mall)

Marks and Spencer at Dubai Festival City Mall has invited RL members to attend their free event from 9.30-1pm on 5th December. The show focusses on fashion, food tasting and homewares. A sign up list will be circulated at Tuesday meetings.

To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see the website for more details.

Discounts:

Last week we told you about Shamma Clinic Jumeira (who are offering a 15% discount off botox and fillers and 30% off laser hair removal and facials) and Threads and Tailors (who are offering a 10% discount).

This week we are focussing on clothing. We have 4 discount partners in this sector.

Oasis Fashion Dubai offer 20% discount on everything in store. http://www.oasisfashiondubai.com

Bare Essentials Dubai are offering 20% off full priced Moontide and Piha swimwear. http://www.bareessentialdubai.ae

Eve Michelle Boutique offers 10% off all full price purchases http://www.evemichelle.com and

Fácil Blanco gives 15% off all its range of Italian Linen. http://www.facilblanco.com

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Important Info

Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles. If you know anyone who would like to join Ranches Ladies please bring them on a Tuesday morning and see our website How To Join Our Membership

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

If you wish to unsubscribe at any time please drop an email to arladiesdubai@gmail.com.

Bazaar 2018

November 13th 2018: RL Festive Winter Bazaar

Festive stalls, coffee and cakes, Yuletide atmosphere and plenty of opportunity to buy gifts for the holiday season.

Join us from 9.00am in Baker Finch Room at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Free entry and everyone is welcome.

Oasis Fashion Dubai (www.oasisfashiondubai.com) is offering 30% discount on all items purchased at the Bazaar.  

Arabian Ranches Golf Club is offering a coupon for 30 AED for RL members  and 40 AED for guests to purchase coffee and a cake, available on the door, at this special price.

11 November 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

November 13th 2018: Festive Winter Bazaar

RL’s annual Festive Bazaar will open it’s doors on Tuesday at 9.30am. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. Soak up the yuletide atmosphere, buy seasonal gifts from our array of stalls or just enjoy a coffee with friends.

Baker Finch Room upstairs at Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Announcements

The Golf Club has generously offered a discount to anyone attending the Bazaar on Tuesday. 30 AED for a coffee and cake for RL members and 40 AED for guests.  Collect a coupon on entry and show your membership card.

Oasis Fashion (www.oasisfashiondubai.com) will be offering 30% discount to all members on the day of the Bazaar.

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club so please come prepared!

Forthcoming Programmes

Tuesday 20th November – We have author Karen Osman and cake tasting with Arabian Ranches Chef Nugi.

Following on from her previous best selling success Karen’s second book The Home was recently released across all digital formats on 4th September 2018 and in paperback on 4th October published by Aria Fiction. It is another chilling read and delves into the darkness of living in a children’s home, casting a shadow over family ties and what it means to belong.

Chef Nugi will cook up a variety of sweet treats for us to try. The favourites will be served at our Tuesday Social Mornings.

Tuesday 27th November – Kinesiology specialist Amanda Savory and Just Giving introduced by Jackie Daair.

With over 2 decades as a Primary Years teacher and Educational Consultant in the UK and Middle East, Amanda’s interest in healing followed a traumatic horse riding accident. Holistic remedies and kinesiology helped her to face her fears and move forward. Amanda’s passion is using Touch for Health Kinesiology with both adults and children to achieve their full potential. Amanda is an animal lover and still a keen horse rider. She uses her skills to introduce the magic of kinesiology to animals, particularly horses, dogs and their owners.

Jackie will tell us about the rise and benefits of taking part in the annual movement #GivingTuesday.

Previous Programmes

Last week Janet Waite of Seasons by Design gave a few tips and hints about festive decorations:

  • Ace al-Futtaim Hardware sells extra long tree lights
  • Artificial trees are best for decorating
  • FB page “Christmas Madness UAE” is a great place to buy and sell things at Christmas
  • Seasons by Design are holding a Christmas Open Show House on 19th November by invitation only.  8.30-4pm. Go to Seasons by Design FB page for more information.

 RL Circles News

View our November Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities

For more information or to register your interest in any Circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Meeting Today 11th November

The Quilters Circle at AR Golf Club at 9.30am

The Ladies Lunch will also take place today at the new Hamptons Restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1.

New Circles

There are 2 new circles starting this month. Fadwa’s Crochet Circle and Bettina’s Handicrafts Circle. Bettina will show you how to make greetings cards, gift wrapping, boxes and other seasonal crafts. Fadwa loves yarn! Sign up on our email above.

Next Week

Wednesday 14th is the Arts and Crafts Circle led by Ritwike of The Palette Company.

Gayle of the Singing Circle is looking for singers for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Golf Club on 15th December.  The choir meets weekly at 11.20am on Wednesday upstairs in the Loft at AR Golf Club. She

RL’s monthly Storytelling Circle is on Monday 12th at 2.30pm in Savannah

The Gardening Circle is being hosted by Dubai Garden Centre on 22nd November. The topic is “Choosing and caring for Water Lilies and Pond Plants”.  Please register your interest by email.

Next month’s book for the Literary Lunch Circle on 19th November is “The Red Sari” by Javier Moro.

The Book Circle is reading “The Second Mrs Hockaday” by Susan Rivers and meets on 18th November.

Newcomer’s Coffee will be on Thursday 29th November. Come early from 9.30-11.30am upstairs in Shakespeare’s Cafe, Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre.  We welcome members, non members, established and new ladies and you don’t need to live on the Ranches. Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

25th November: Dubai Opera Backstage Tour

Join Allison on an exclusive backstage tour of Dubai’s marvellous Opera House. This special tour is not often available as it can only be done when there are no performances.

This will be a very popular trip so please contact Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to secure your place as soon as possible. There is an entrance fee to the Opera House and payment will be in advance.

See our RL webpage on http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for more information.

5th December: Marks and Spencer (Festival City Mall)

Marks and Spencer at Dubai Festival City Mall has invited RL members to attend their free event from 9.30-1pm on 5th December. The show

 

focusses on fashion, food tasting and homewares. A sign up list will be circulated at Tuesday meetings.

 

To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see the website for more details.

New Discounts:

Shamma Clinic Jumeira

15% discount off botox and fillers and 30% off laser hair removal and facials
Street 10c, Villa 41, Jumeirah 1, Behind Jumeirah Beach Plaza Mall,

971 04 349 8800

http://www.shammaclinic.com

Threads and Tailors

Home Tailor service
10% discount
3 outlets Al Barsha 1, The Sustainable City and Al Quoz Ind 4

tel: 971 4242 8041

http://www.threadsandtailors.com

Other Discounts

Please look at our website for the many discounts available to RL members, just by showing your membership card.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Important Info

Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles. If you know anyone who would like to join Ranches Ladies please bring them on a Tuesday morning and see our website How To Join Our Membership

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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11th November 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

November 6th 2018 Talk and Demo: Janet White

Janet is an interior designer who will give us ideas and tips on Christmas decoration themes and show us how to make a simple bow. She will show us designs of wreaths, garlands and centrepieces and tell us how to give a designer touch to a Christmas tree.

Announcements:

The Christmas season is approaching and our Festive Winter Bazaar will be held on 13th November. Keep your diary clear for the event that marks the start of the festive season. There will be an array of stalls and a yuletide atmosphere.

Gayle of the Singing Circle is asking for singers to join the choir to perform at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Golf Club on 15th December. Please join her on Wednesdays at 11.20am in the Loft.

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club so please come prepared!

 Circles:
  • View our November Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities
  • RL is delighted to announce that Elizabeth Bruce has agreed to lead the Art Circles and started her classes this week. Welcome to Elizabeth.
  • The Ladies Lunch will take place on 11th November at the new Hamptons Restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1.  A special all-inclusive menu is available.
  • The Mosaics Circle will meet on 7th and 21st November this month.
  • Gaye’s Singing Circle is held weekly at 11.20am on Wednesday upstairs in the Loft at AR Golf Club. Come along and sing your hearts out.
  • We have 2 mahjongg circles.  Mahjongg 1 on Monday at 10am with Sharon in Al Arrab Restaurant and Mahjongg 2 with Supriyah on Sunday at 12 in Shakespeare’s Cafe, both in AR community centre.
  • Next month’s book for the Literary Lunch Circle is “The Red Sari” by Javier Moro.
  • The Book Circle is reading “The Second Mrs Hockaday” by Susan Rivers.
  • Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles. Please also remember to renew your membership for 2018-2019 (if you haven’t already done so).  Check our website How To Join Our Membership
  • For more information, or to register your interest for any circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Trips:

Join us and book your place:  Museum of Illusions

On 28th October we visited the newly opened Museum of Illusions. This was an entertaining trip. To Join Allison on her next outing please watch the website for information.

To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see the website for more details.

New Discounts:

Please look at our website for the many discounts available to RL members, just by showing your membership card.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

4th November 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

November 6th 2018 Talk and Demo: Janet White

Janet is an interior designer who will give us ideas and tips on Christmas decoration themes and show us how to make a simple bow. She will show us designs of wreaths, garlands and centrepieces and tell us how to give a designer touch to a Christmas tree.

Announcements:

The Christmas season is approaching and our Festive Winter Bazaar will be held on 13th November. Keep your diary clear for the event that marks the start of the festive season. There will be an array of stalls and a yuletide atmosphere.

Gayle of the Singing Circle is asking for singers to join the choir to perform at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Golf Club on 15th December. Please join her on Wednesdays at 11.20am in the Loft.

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club so please come prepared!

 Circles:
  • View our November Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities
  • RL is delighted to announce that Elizabeth Bruce has agreed to lead the Art Circles and started her classes this week. Welcome to Elizabeth.
  • The Ladies Lunch will take place on 11th November at the new Hamptons Restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1.  A special all-inclusive menu is available.
  • The Mosaics Circle will meet on 7th and 21st November this month.
  • Gaye’s Singing Circle is held weekly at 11.20am on Wednesday upstairs in the Loft at AR Golf Club. Come along and sing your hearts out.
  • We have 2 mahjongg circles.  Mahjongg 1 on Monday at 10am with Sharon in Al Arrab Restaurant and Mahjongg 2 with Supriyah on Sunday at 12 in Shakespeare’s Cafe, both in AR community centre.
  • Next month’s book for the Literary Lunch Circle is “The Red Sari” by Javier Moro.
  • The Book Circle is reading “The Second Mrs Hockaday” by Susan Rivers.
  • Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles. Please also remember to renew your membership for 2018-2019 (if you haven’t already done so).  Check our website How To Join Our Membership
  • For more information, or to register your interest for any circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Trips:

Join us and book your place:  Museum of Illusions

On 28th October we visited the newly opened Museum of Illusions. This was an entertaining trip. To Join Allison on her next outing please watch the website for information.

To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see the website for more details.

New Discounts:

Please look at our website for the many discounts available to RL members, just by showing your membership card.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

28th October 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

November 30th 2018: Halloween Party

Join the fun from 9.30am in the Baker Finch Room at AR Golf Club. “Make a Mummy out of loo roll” (back by popular demand!) “What can you do with a pumpkin?” and a Hat and Broomstick parade. Prizes will be awarded!

Announcements:

Next Tuesday 30th October it is RL’s annual Halloween Party! Fun and competitions galore. Dress up, take part in the silly games and enjoy the light hearted fun of wrapping your friends in loo roll.

The Christmas season is approaching and our Festive Winter Bazaar will be held on 13th November. Keep your diary clear for the event that marks the start of the festive season.

Please send any Circles, trips or RL events photos for Facebook to Sara on arladiesdubai@gmail.com. But please make sure all people visible in the photo are happy to appear on FB before sending the picture and that the photos are clearly labelled with the occasion.

Please remember, all posters, pictures and messages for Facebook or the RL website must be in jpeg form. Other formats cannot be uploaded.

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club so please come prepared!

 Circles:
  • View our October and November Circles Calendars on the website: Circles Activities
  • The Art Circles said a sad farewell to Carl this week.  Carl has taught dozens of Ranches Ladies to enjoy watercolour painting and has been an inspirational teacher and friend. RL thanks him for being a wonderful Circle leader and wishes him well for the future.
  • RL is delighted to announce that Elizabeth Bruce has agreed to lead the Art Circles and will start her classes next week. Welcome to Elizabeth.
  • Lorna has organised the next French themed cultural cooking morning on 5th November on Palm Jumeirah. Please see the website for more details and book your place as numbers are limited.
  • The Ladies Lunch will take place on 11th November at the new Hamptons Restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1.  A special all-inclusive menu is available.
  • Newcomers’ Social Morning will take place on 1st November (not 25th October) after the half term holiday. Come along and meet Helen our host, upstairs at Shakespeare’s Cafe in AR1 community centre, from 9.30am. EVERYONE is welcome
  • The Mosaics Circle will meet on 7th and 21st November this month.
  • Next month’s book for the Literary Lunch Circle is “The Red Sari” by Javier Moro.
  • The Book Circle is reading “The Second Mrs Hockaday” by Susan Rivers.
  • Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles. Please also remember to renew your membership for 2018-2019 (if you haven’t already done so).  Check our website How To Join Our Membership
  • For more information, or to register your interest for any circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Trips:

Join us and book your place:  Museum of Illusions

Today, 28th October, we are visiting the newly opened Museum of Illusions. This is in Al Seef area and we will depart from Arabian Ranches Golf Club at 9.30am.  There is an entrance fee of 80 dhs.

To join Allison on any trips email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see the website for more details.

New Discounts:

Please look at our website for the many discounts available to RL members, just by showing your membership card.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

21 October 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.

October 23rd 2018 Talk & Demo: Maha’s Kitchen Secrets

Maha is a lawyer turned chef with a passion for food. She will talk to us about her love of transforming traditional cuisine into a healthier version of our much loved comfort foods and will share some of her techniques with us.

Announcements:

Next week on 30th October it is RL’s annual Halloween Party! Fun and competitions galore. Have a go at the “what can you do with a pumpkin?” competition and there is a prize for the best hat or broomstick.

That time of year is approaching and our Festive Winter Bazaar will be held on 13th November. Keep your diary clear for the event that marks the start of the festive season.

There is still no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club so please come prepared!

 Circles:
  • View our October and November Circles Calendars on the website: Circles Activities
  • Lorna has organised the next French themed cultural cooking morning on 5th November on Palm Jumeirah. Please see the website for more details and book your place as numbers are limited.
  • The Ladies Lunch will take place on 11th November at the new Hamptons Restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1.
  • The date and time of Beginners’ Spanish 1 has changed to Sunday at 5.30pm. Spanish 2 continues on Monday at 1.30pm
  • Carole’s Poetry Circle meets at her home on 22nd October from 2.30pm. Enjoy an Autumn themed poetry reading afternoon with friends.
  • The Book Circle will meet today 21st October to discuss “Dear Mrs Bird” by A.J Pearce.
  • Newcomers’ Social Morning will take place on 1st November (not 25th October) after the half term holiday. Come along and meet Helen our host, upstairs at AR1 community centre, from 9.30am. EVERYONE is welcome
  • The Quilters have their monthly meeting at AR Golf Club today Sunday 21st October in the Baker Finch room.
  • The Palette company will continue the Arts and Crafts circle on 22nd October. Ritwike will contact directly everyone who has signed up.
  • 2 new circles are proposed. Fadwa would like to begin a Crochet Circle on Thursday mornings and Bettina will lead a Handicrafts Circle. Please let us know on the circles email if you would like to join either.
  • Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles. Please also remember to renew your membership for 2018-2019 (if you haven’t already done so).  Check our website How To Join Our Membership
  • For more information, or to register your interest for any circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Trips:

Join us and book your place:  Museum of Illusions

On 28th October we will visit the newly opened Museum of Illusions. This is in Al Seef area and we will depart from Arabian Ranches Golf Club at 9.30am.  There is an entrance fee of 80 dhs. More details to follow.

To join Allison email her at ranches.ladies@gmail.com and see the website for more details.

New Discounts:

Please look at our website for the many discounts available to RL members, just by showing your membership card.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com