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17 February 2019

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.
February 19th 2019 Talk: Safi Roshdy

Upscaling and Sustainability

Safi, our Arabic Conversation Circle leader, is the founder of Ahlanwasahlan Organisation and is fascinated by transforming useless unwanted objects into more durable and useful, and often unique, alternative items. She will teach us about the different possibilities and products available here, and around the world, from upcycled shopping bags to furniture.

Also joining us on Tuesday morning is Gaelin, who leads our Leather jewellery Circle, who is an expert at using unlikely materials in her jewellery making.

Upcoming Talks

RL has had a great programme of talks and events in the past few weeks and there are even more great mornings coming up. On 26th February Dedra Stevenson, a local author of novels and cookbooks, will address us and the following week Suz McDonald of Sourceful will present a Mandala Workshop. Then on 12th March will be our Fashion Morning. Surely something of interest for everyone?

Announcements

On Tuesday we elected 3 new board members to Ranches Ladies, welcome Shaikha, Sara and Jenny.

We give a big thank you to Claudia Cabrales and Voula Caraiscos who both spoke to us at RL Social Morning on Tuesday. Claudia introduced to us the interior styling trends of 2019 and described the 2 interior styling packages she can offer her clients. She also had an amazing giveaway, won by Helen, of a one day room transformation and consultation at Helen’s home.

Voula, from Monviso water company who also represented My Quality and Convenience online grocery store (www.myqandc.com), told us about their delivery service of farm fresh produce at whole sale prices and water direct to your kitchen. MyQandC and Monviso are both offering Ranches Ladies an amazing discount set out in our discounts section below.

RL still has a few volunteer vacancies to fill and we would love to hear from you if any of the following roles appeal:  Discounts Manager, Marketing Manager or as Tuesday Social Morning Room Set Up Organiser. Please talk to Connie or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more info.

We always need Meet and Greet ladies (you get a purple scarf!) to welcome and assist newcomers on a Tuesday morning. You only have to help out roughly once a month and it is a great way to make other friends. Julia is available on Tuesday mornings to tell you more.

Al Ihsan

This month we are collecting tins, dried goods and shoes and, as always, unused medications. If you would like to help by bagging up or on distribution night please get in touch with Jeanette on ranches.ladies@gmail.com or speak to her on Tuesday morning.

Our next Ladies Lunch is on Sunday 24th March. This will be a “Grandma’s Recipes” 3 course lunch with top chef Maha providing her services free of charge in the kitchen. To see Maha in action follow this link https://www.mahaskitchensecrets.com/

To make a difference please support this lovely occasion and to book your place please contact Liz Stark on 055 508 1240 or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

RL Circles News

View the February Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar

The Art Circle will take a break from 22nd February and will restart on Thursday 28th March because Liz is away.

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

This Week

The Handicrafts Circle is on today, 17th February, on Jumeira Golf Estates. What lovely craft will you learn today?

The Quilters also meet today at 9am.

The Book Circle meets today and the Literary lunch will be tomorrow, 18th February.

Mosaics is on Wednesday 20th February in Savannah. This is a beautiful craft to enjoy!

The Gardening Circle welcomes you to join Farah Mousa, an agricultural engineer who specialises in modern landscaping and garden services, on Thursday 21st February.

The Sunday Mahjong Circle will continue in Supriya’s absence at 12.30pm upstairs in Shakespeare’s Cafe on AR1. We send all our best wishes to her.

The Monday Mahjong Circle meets at 10.15am at Al Arrab Restaurant and please contact Sharon on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join her circle.

Coming Up Soon

The Poetry Circle will take place in Savannah on Arabian Ranches 1 on 25th February at 2.30pm and the topic this month is “Scenery and Landscapes”.

The Arts and Crafts Circle, hosted by the Palette Company, will meet again on 27th February. Please look at the web page for more details.

The Newcomers Social Morning will be held on 28th February at Shakespeare’s Cafe upstairs at AR1 community centre. Everyone is welcome.

The Literary Lunch Circle will next meet on Monday, 17th March. The book is “Educated ” by Tara Westover.

Our next Ladies Lunch, see above, will be on 24th March and we hope for a lot of support from our generous ladies.

Trips

Join Us and Book your Place:

24th February 2019: Trip to Old Dubai

Allison’s next trip is to visit and explore Old Dubai. Take an abra ride across the Creek to look around the old Gold and Spice Souqs and visit the Hindu temple and enchanting surrounding areas. It always helps to explore with friends and this is an opportunity to discover parts of Dubai you may not know. This is a very popular trip!

Meet in the car park at Arabian Ranches Golf Club at 8.30am to lift share. As ever, email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to book your place

Discounts:

My Quality and Convenience (online grocery store www.myqandc.com) and Monviso Water are offering us a new discount. Order online and quote ARL25 to get 25% discount off your 1st MyQandC order and get 25% on going discount off Monviso Italian mineral water at http://www.monviso.com

There is a minimum order fee of AED150 for free delivery to your kitchen

We also have a great new discount from Hamptons Restaurant at AR1 community centre which is offering 15% off all menu items (except packages). Take advantage of this discount to try out our newest Ranches’ venue.

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments and we are delighted to highlight two of our discount partners SHAMMA Clinic (who presented to us on 5th February at the RL Social Morning) and TransformBody Ladies Centre in Motor City.

Please click this link to see all our available Discounts  because we have an amazing collection of discount partners in all sectors on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com.

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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10 February 2019

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.
February 12th 2019 Talk: Claudia Cabrales, Interior Designer

How to create Striking Interiors

Claudia is a highly trained interior designer and will talk to RL about a topic very close to our hearts, creating striking interiors in our homes, combining comfort, function (we have to live with it) but most importantly style. Come and get design tips from an expert!

Also joining us on Tuesday morning is My Quality and Convenience online grocery store who will tell us about their services and give fruit and vegetable hampers to attendees. Take a look at their website http://www.myqandc.com.

Upcoming Talks

On Tuesday 19th February we will be addressed by one of our newest Circle leaders, Safi Roshdy, about Upcycling, (which is transforming unwanted and unloved items into desirable pieces). On 26th February Dedra Stevenson, a local author of novels and cookbooks, will address us and the following week Suz McDonald of Sourceful will present a Mandala Workshop. Finally on 12th March will be our fashion morning. More information about all these presentations will follow soon. 

Announcements

As you know we have a great team working to keep RL running but as we mentioned last week we are saying goodbye to a number of longstanding committee members, including Angela and Yvonne.  This means we have a few vacancies to fill and would love to hear from you if any of the following roles appeal:  Discounts Manager, Marketing Manager, Tuesday Social Morning Room Set Up Organiser or as a Meet and Greet lady (you get a purple scarf) to welcome and assist newcomers on a Tuesday morning.

You will be given lots of help and support and we work as a very close knit team. Please talk to Connie or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com for a more in depth chat.

Thank you to Shamma Clinic, and especially to Gulzhan, for a marvellous presentation last week about botox and fillers. RL hopes you love your goodie bags from Shamma clinic and that you will use your vouchers very soon. Shamma Clinic is one of RL’s loyal discount partners and is always happy to welcome RL members to their clinic.

As ever, please send any jpeg photographs from your circle meetings or any RL occasions that you would like Sara to put on Facebook to arladiesdubai@gmail.com or to her Whatsapp. We love seeing real people doing real things!

Al Ihsan

Many thanks for your donations of medications, toiletries and cakes. Our runs to Al Ihsan are very much appreciated and now anticipated. This month we are collecting tins, dried goods and shoes and, as always, unused medications. If you would like to help by bagging up or on distribution night please get in touch with Jeanette on ranches.ladies@gmail.com or speak to her on Tuesday morning.

Our next Ladies Lunch is on Sunday 24th March. This will be a “Grandma’s Recipes” 3 course lunch with top chef Maha providing her services free of charge in the kitchen. To see Maha in action follow this link https://www.mahaskitchensecrets.com/

To make a difference please support this lovely occasion and to book your place please contact Liz Stark on 055 508 1240 or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

RL Circles News

View the February Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar

The Walking Fitness Circle has 2 new leaders, Alexandra and Julie, to share the load. Welcome to them and look out for contacts from them in the future. We are very grateful to Anshu who has led the circle for a long time and wish her all the best.

The Italian Culture Circle won’t meet in February but will reconvene in March. We will keep you posted.

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

This Week

The Ladies Lunch is today, Sunday 10th February, from 12.30pm. Enjoy the traditional Arabic mezze at Al Arrab Lebanese restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre!

The new Arabic Conversation Circle started last week and will meet at Caribou Cafe on Tuesdays 1-2pm. Safi, the Arabic Circle leader, will also be talking to RL Social Morning about her other passion for upcycling on 19th February.

The Arts and Crafts Circle led by Ankisha of the Palette Company will be held on 13th February. Ankisha will teach the art of making dot mandalas in acrylic on canvas. Numbers are limited  so please sign up immediately on Circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you want to participate.

Coming Up Soon

The next Handicrafts Circle is on 17th February on Jumeira Golf Estates.  An example of the gorgeous Washi eggs they decorated last week is below. Bettina will lead a new craft every two weeks so let her know if you are coming on the circles email.

The Quilters also meet next Sunday 17th at 9am.

The Book Circle is reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate for their meeting on 17th February.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on Monday, 18th February. The book is “In Order to Live – A North Korean Girl’s Journey” by Leonmi Park and will generate a lot of discussion.

Mosaics this month is on 20th February in Savannah.

Our next Ladies Lunch, see above, will be on 24th March and we hope for a lot of support from our generous ladies.

The Poetry Circle will take place in Savannah on Arabian Ranches 1 on 25th February at 2.30pm and the topic this month is “Scenery and Landscapes”.

The Newcomers Social Morning will be held on 28th February at Shakespeare’s Cafe upstairs at AR1 community centre. Everyone is welcome.

Trips

Join Us and Book your Place:

24th February 2019: Trip to Old Dubai

Allison’s next trip is to visit and explore Old Dubai. Take an abra ride across the Creek to look around the old Gold Souq and visit the Hindu temple and enchanting surrounding areas. It always helps to explore with friends and this is an opportunity to discover parts of Dubai you may not know.

Meet in the car park at Arabian Ranches Golf Club at 8.30am to lift share. As ever, email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to book your place

Discounts:

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments and we are delighted to highlight two of our discount partners SHAMMA Clinic (who presented to us on 5th February at the RL Social Morning) and TransformBody Ladies Centre in Motor City.

SHAMMA clinic offers 20% off botox and fillers (and all other medical services) and 50% off laser hair removals and all facials and all other beauty services (including weight management and nutrition, IBS support amongst others) if you present your current RL membership card.

Find Shamma Clinic at 10c Villa 41 Jumeirah, Behind Jumeirah Beach Plaza

tel: 971 04 349 8800     http://www.shammaclinic.com

Another very generous RL discount partner is Transformbody Ladies Centre in Motor City. They are offering 15% off ALL treatments (excluding Hypoxi and retail items) and the discount is available Sunday to Wednesday with your RL membership card.

Tel:04 447 0926       http://www.transformbody.biz

We also have a great new discount from Hamptons Restaurant at AR1 community centre which is offering 15% off all menu items (except packages). Take advantage of this discount to try out our newest Ranches’ venue.

Please click this link to see all our available Discounts  because we have an amazing collection of discount partners in all sectors on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com.

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.

3 February 2019

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.
February 5th 2019 Talk: Shamma Clinic 

Facial Aesthetics using Botox and Fillers

Gulzhan Saipova from Shamma Clinic, one of our RL beauty discount partners, will talk to us about facial aesthetics using botox and thermal fillers. She will answer any questions you have and will perform skin assessments and check ups.

Shamma Clinic is also offering goodie bags to all RL members who attend with products from La Roche Posay and L’Oreals SkinCeuticals ranges with a voucher for a free full facial treatment experience. Don’t miss this wonderful presentation.

 Announcements

We are very sad to lose not one but two longstanding members of RL committee, Yvonne Pond and Angela Souter, in the coming months.  Angela stood down from her position as Circles Coordinator at Ranches Ladies as she and her husband are returning home after many years here in Dubai. She has been a stalwart of Ranches Ladies and a great friend and huge support to our President Connie and over many years to Carole, our Honorary President. The continuing success of the RL Circles Programme is largely down to Angela’s commitment and we thank her very much indeed. Angela, you will be missed!

Yvonne has had the often tricky role of RL Treasurer and has overseen many changes to the finances of our organisation over the years, for most of that time without access to a bank account! Financing the executive office is one headache the Treasurer no longer has to deal with but which Yvonne managed very successfully. We have all enjoyed her social morning presentations about her many trips to exotic and far flung destinations. Please keep us posted with all your adventures, Yvonne, and thank you very much for your hard work.

But on a happier note, please give a warm welcome to Jenny Economou and Jeanette Entwistle who have kindly agreed to take over the Circles Coordinator and Treasurer roles . Many of you will already know Jeanette from her trips to Al Ihsan in Ajman.  Jenny will be in touch with all the Circles’ leaders shortly but please give her all the help and assistance you can. Welcome Jenny and Jeanette!

Please send any jpeg photographs from your circle meetings that you would like Sara to put on Facebook to arladiesdubai@gmail.com or to her Whatsapp. Everyone enjoys seeing what you get up to every week and are often amazed by the things you make and do. The recent pictures from the Quilters Circle below show the incredible talents of our circle members.

Thank you to Yvette Judge for giving us an entertaining look behind the scenes of the Emirates Literature Festival (which is being held on 1-9 March 2019) at the RL Social Morning last Tuesday. There are too many authors and guest speakers to mention so please go to http://www.emirateslitfest.com for all the information you need and to buy tickets. Well done to the lucky winners of her quiz too!

Al Ihsan

Many thanks for your donations of medications, toiletries and cakes. Jeanette and a few RL members delivered a car load of goodies last week and the receiving ladies were absolutely delighted. We had such a rush of excitement from the queue we didn’t have time to take a photo!

For February we are collecting tins, dried goods and shoes and, as always, unused medications. If you would like to help by bagging up or on distribution night please get in touch with Jeanette on ranches.ladies@gmail.com or speak to her on Tuesday morning.

RLCircles News

We are now in February so please take a look at the new Circles Calendar (on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com) which has the current date and time of each circle.  If you know there has been a change to the published date, time or venue please send the revised details to Jenny on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com as soon as you can so that we can let everyone know.

View the February Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar

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

This Week

The Ladies Lunch is on Sunday 10th February from 12.30pm when we will enjoy a traditional Arabic mezze at Al Arrab Lebanese restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre. Please register on the circles email above if you would like more details and to sign up.

The Handicrafts Circle is on today, 3rd, and 17th February on Jumeira Golf Estates. Please let Bettina know if you are coming on the circles email.

Mosaics this month is on 6th and 20th February in Savannah.

Coming Up Soon

The Book Circle is reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate for the meeting on 17th February.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on Monday, 18th February. The book is “In Order to Live – A North Korean Girl’s Journey” by Leonmi Park and will generate a lot of discussion.

The Poetry Circle will take place in Savannah on Arabian Ranches 1 on 25th February at 2.30pm and the topic this month is “Scenery and Landscapes”.

The Newcomers Social Morning will be held on 28th February at Shakespeare’s Cafe upstairs at AR1 community centre. Everyone is welcome.

New Circles

We are proposing to start an Arabic Conversation Circle on Tuesday afternoons in the Arabian Ranches 1 centre. Please tell us if this is a suitable time so the circle can start.

Previous Trip

Join us and book your place:  

27th January: Dubai Frame and Zaa’beel Park

We visited one of Dubai’s remarkable and beautiful new attractions and took a lift to the viewing area at the top of the Frame with stunning views over Dubai. The 14 ladies who attended agreed it was a marvellous experience and one of the best RL trips organised by Allison so far, quite an accolade!

Email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to book your place on any future trips

Discounts:

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments and we are delighted to announce our discount partner Shamma Clinic will present to us on 5th February at the RL Social Morning.

Please look at our Discounts Beauty page or click this link to see all our available Discounts  because we have an amazing collection of discount partners in all sectors on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com.

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.

27th January 2019

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.
January 29th January 2019 Talk: Yvette Judge
The Emirates Literature Festival 2019

Yvette will talk to us about the guests who will be gracing the platform at this year’s Emirates Festival of Literature and tell us about this year’s competition entries. This is not to be missed if you are a book lover.

 Announcements

Jeannette will be visiting the Al Ihsan distribution centre in Ajman this week to take your gifts of toiletries, packaged cakes and sweets.  She has sorted and bagged all your donations. If any of you would like to join Jeannette on the trip please speak to her at the front desk at the RL social morning on Tuesday or email her on ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

If you haven’t donated yet please bring your unused toiletries (hotel and airline freebies are ideal), packaged cakes and biscuits and packets of sweets for the children on Tuesday.

Thank you to Martine Nates, qualified acupuncturist and certified mindful meditation practitioner, for her relaxing presentation at RL social morning last week. She taught us her 3 Minute Breathing Space technique to help in stressful situations.

 RL Circles News

RL Circles are back in full swing. Please take a look at the Circles Calendars on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com to see the selection of Circles we have to offer. There is sure to be something you will like.

View our January and February Circles Calendars on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar

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

This Week

The Poetry Circle will take place in Savannah on Arabian Ranches 1 on 28th January at 2.30pm and the topic this month is “Family”. Come along and share your favourite poems.

The Newcomers Social Morning is being held on 31st January at Shakespeare’s Cafe upstairs at AR1 community centre. Come and meet Helen and be introduced to other new and not so new members. Old and new members are all very welcome.

Coming Up Soon

The Book Circle is reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate for the meeting on 17th February.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on Monday, 18th February. The book is “In Order to Live – A North Korean Girl’s Journey” by Leonmi Park and will generate a lot of discussion.

The next Ladies Lunch is planned for Sunday 10th February from 12.30pm when we will enjoy a traditional Arabic mezze at Al Arrab Lebanese restaurant in Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre. Please register on the circles email if you would like more details.

New Circles

We are proposing to start an Arabic Conversation Circle in February, possibly Tuesday afternoon in the Arabian Ranches 1 centre. Please let us know whether this is a good time for you on our circles email above.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

27th January: Dubai Frame and Zaa’beel Park

We will meet today, 27th January, in the Arabian Ranches Golf Club car park at 9am to lift share to the Frame, one of Dubai’s remarkable new attractions. Visitors can take a lift to the viewing area at the top of the Frame with stunning views over Dubai.

There will be a 50 dhs entrance fee, but over 60s are free!!!

Email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to book your place on any future trips

Discounts:

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments and we are delighted to announce our new discount partner, Sugar Beauty Lounge. (www.sugarbeautylounge.com)

Please look at our Discounts Beauty page or click this link to see all our available Discounts  because we have an amazing collection of discount partners in all sectors on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com.

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.

20 January 2019

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.

January 22th 2019 Talk: Martina Nates

A Mindful Approach to Stress Release

Martina will present a session that will give you the opportunity to experience some Mindfulness Meditation and discover how a simple technique can help ease the symptoms associated with stress.

 Announcements

Please remember to bring unused toiletries, packaged cakes and sweets to the social morning on Tuesday for Al Ihsan.

 RL Circles News

RL Circles have started again, after a well deserved break for the holidays, so take a look at the Circles Calendars and our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com to see the selection of Circles we have to offer. There is something for everyone and to suit all interests.

View our January and February Circles Calendars on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar

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

This Week

Unfortunately the ladies lunch due to go ahead today, 20th January, at Maha of My Kitchen Secret’s home in Al Barari has been cancelled due to lack of interest. This is very disappointing as we hoped to be able to send all the proceeds to Al Ihsan. We hope to arrange another lunch soon.

Today, 20th January, The Handicrafts Circle will take place where you can make some items to be proud of.

The January Book Circle will meet today at the Golf Club and the book is “The Muse” by Jessie Burton.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet tomorrow, 21st January. The book is “The Wild” by Cheryl Strayed.

Also tomorrow, the Art Circle will meet at Mudon for the second session of the new year.

The Mosaic Circle will meet again on 23rd January.

The Gardening Circle will next meet on 24th January at 10am to visit the Gover Horticulture nursery in Al Warsan and learn about Green Walls/Vertical Gardens.

New Circles

We are proposing to start an Arabic Conversation Circle in February, date and time yet to be confirmed. Please sign up on our email above so we can gauge interest.

Next Week

The Poetry Circle will take place in Savannah on Arabian Ranches 1 on 28th January at 2.30pm and the topic this month is “Family”. Let poetry light up your life! Join like minded people, relax and share your favourite poems.

Newcomers Social Morning is being held on 31st January at Shakespeare’s Cafe upstairs at AR1 community centre. Come and meet Helen and be introduced to other new and not so new members. Old and new members are all very welcome.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

27th January: Dubai Frame and Zaa’beel Park

We will meet in the Arabian Ranches Golf Club car park at 9am to lift share to the Frame, one of Dubai’s remarkable new attractions. Visitors can take a lift to the viewing area at the top of the Frame with stunning views over Dubai.

There will be a 50 dhs entrance fee, but over 60s are free!!!

Email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to book your place

Discounts:

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments and we are delighted to announce our new discount partner, Sugar Beauty Lounge.

The discount is valid in all Sugar Beauty Lounge branches (Mall of the Emirates, Sports City and Jumeira Lake Towers in Dubai) and is valid for 1 year from activation.

Sunday to Tuesday: 20% reduction on all nail, body, skin care and hair treatments.

40% on hair treatments, Keratin, Botox, Collagen and Protein

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 20% on minimum spend of AED 250

tel: Sports City 044520989 or MoE 043549001

http://www.sugarbeautylounge.com

This Discount is not available 5 days before and during public holidays and a valid Ranches Ladies card must be shown

You should also look at our Discounts Beauty page or click this link to see all our available Discounts

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.

13th January 2019

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Morning will meet this week from 9.30-12 noon in Birdie’s Bar, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.
January 15th 2018 Talk: Elizma Hoffman of YOUnique Beauty

The word Fascia is new to the beauty and health industry but not new to our bodies. At school we learned about the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. But we were never taught about fascia. Elizma is trained in massage and beauty and will tell us about this new physiological concept at the RL Social Morning.

From 9.30am Elizma will be offering free 5 minute neck and shoulder massages before her talk.

 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, or it is only a short walk from The Golf Club.

Al Ihsan

After our visit to Ajman in November last year it was clear that there are many ways we can help and your donations are vital.  We are now collecting unopened toiletries (hotel freebies are ideal), packaged cakes and biscuits, and sweets and goodies for the children. In the future we will ask for dried, canned and packaged goods. Your small acts of generosity make a very big difference. Please bring everything along to one of the Tuesday social mornings to be collected by Jeannette. Thank you.

Ladies Lunch 20th January

On the 20th January Maha from My Kitchen Secrets will host a ladies lunch at her home in Al Barari from 12pm. For 150dhs you will be treated to a delicious meal of authentic home cooked dishes from Syria prepared by Maha who, you will remember, did a fabulous demonstration at our Tuesday Social Morning in September last year.

Please let Liz Stark know immediately if you would like to attend, so she and Maha can cater for this marvellous occasion, by email at ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

 RL Circles News

View our January 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

We are proposing to start an Arabic Conversation Circle in February, date and time yet to be confirmed. Please sign up on our email above so we can gauge interest.

Next Week

The Singing Circle led by Gayle is restarting this Wednesday, 16th January, in the Loft. It is said that while singing alone is good, singing with others is better, so come and exercise your voice and body and reap the benefits.

The Handicrafts Circle will take place on Sunday 20th January where you can make some items to be proud of. Please remember to book your place in advance on our circles email.

The Arts and Crafts Circle, by the Palette Company, is cancelled for January and will restart next month.

The Rest of January

The Poetry Circle will take place in Savannah on Arabian Ranches 1 on 28th January at 2.30pm and the topic this month is “Family”. Let poetry light up your life! Join like minded people, relax and share your favourite poems.

Don’t forget you have 2 books to read this month for the Literary Lunch and Book circles. The Wild by Cheryl Strayed and The Muse by Jessie Burton.

The Gardening Circle will next meet on 24th January at 10am to visit the Gover Horticulture nursery in Al Warsan and learn about Green Walls/Vertical Gardens.

Newcomers Social Morning is being held on 31st January at Shakespeare’s Cafe upstairs at AR1 community centre.

Upcoming Trips

Join us and book your place:  

27th January: Dubai Frame and Zaa’beel Park

We will meet in the Arabian Ranches Golf Club car park at 9am to lift share to the Frame, one of Dubai’s remarkable new attractions. Visitors can take a lift to the viewing area at the top of the Frame with stunning views over Dubai.

There will be a 50 dhs entrance fee, but over 60s are free!!!

Email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to book your place

Discounts:

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments and we are delighted to announce our new discount partner, Sugar Beauty Lounge.

The discount is valid in all Sugar Beauty Lounge branches (Mall of the Emirates, Sports City and Jumeira Lake Towers in Dubai) and is valid for 1 year from activation.

Sunday to Tuesday: 20% reduction on all nail, body, skin care and hair treatments.

40% on hair treatments, Keratin, Botox, Collagen and Protein

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 20% on minimum spend of AED 250

tel: Sports City 044520989 or MoE 043549001

http://www.sugarbeautylounge.com

This Discount is not available 5 days before and during public holidays and a valid Ranches Ladies card must be shown

You should also look at our Discounts Beauty page or click this link to see all our available Discounts

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.

6th January 2019

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.

January 8th 2019 Talk: Dr Sucharita Ghosh of Apex Medical

Handling Medical Emergencies in Dubai

Dr Ghosh is a GP with Apex Medical in Motor City. She will be talking to us about a subject we ought to know about, but are often unsure of, how to handle medical emergencies in Dubai.  What happens when you call 999? Which hospital should you go to? What should you do if someone has a stroke, a heart attack, a fall…..Essential questions we often haven’t asked! Dr Ghosh has experience in India, UK, Canada and the Middle East and will guide us through this potentially life saving topic.

 Announcements

Happy new year to all our members. We hope you had a joyful holiday and are ready for another exciting year in Dubai.

RL is looking forward to a busy and productive 2019 with great speakers at future Tuesday Social Morning talks starting with Dr Ghosh next week. We will also meet an ex army captain who will tell us about her experience of the armed forces, an interior designer, a mindfulness meditation coach and at least 2 beauty mornings and a fashion show in the next few weeks. Plenty to keep everyone happy!

 RL Circles News

RL Circles are starting again, after a well deserved break for the holidays, so now is the perfect time to take a look at the Circles Calendar on our website.

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Maybe you could join one of our Circles where you will meet like minded, friendly ladies who will support your efforts and share your interests. Are you looking to keep fit? Do you want to learn a new skill, craft or language? Or just join a group to visit the cinema, talk about books or go on a trip or lunch? Take a look at our website and the calendar and sign up at our Tuesday Social Morning meetings.

Ranches Ladies has something for everyone and is always there for you.

View our January 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

The Mosaic Circle will recommence on 9th January and then meet again on 23rd.

The Handicrafts Circle starts today, 6th January, and then again on 20th.

Scottish Dancing restarts on Wednesday 9th January.

The Rest of January

The Singing Circle will meet on 16th and the Arts and Crafts Circle too.

The January Book Circle will meet on 20th January at the Golf Club and the next book is “The Muse” by Jessie Burton.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on 21st January. The book is “The Wild” by Cheryl Strayed.

Newcomer’s Coffee will be on Thursday 31st January 2019. 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.

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.

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 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

30 December 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Gathering

We will meet again on 8th January from 9.30am in the Baker Finch Room at Arabian Ranches Golf Club to welcome in the New Year and catch up on all the holiday events.

 Future Programme

On 8th January Dr S Ghosh from Apex Medical Clinic in Motor City will talk to us about the vital and little understood topic of handling a medical emergency in Dubai. This is a not to be missed talk to start 2019.

Announcements

Request for Beads

A young lady from Ajman is hoping to make some beaded belts and needs a selection of beads with large holes for threading. If any of you have any beads you are happy to donate please contact Lynne on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Volunteers

Why not make a new Year’s resolution to use your time to help others?  Ranches Ladies offers a welcome to all women in Dubai and helps us to make new friends. RL is always looking for generous people to volunteer their time and energy to help run this lovely organisation. We have upcoming vacancies for a Discounts Manager, the Room Set Up on a Tuesday and someone to take over Angela’s role as Circles Leader. We always need Meet and Greet ladies too. Please speak to Connie or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you are interested in finding out more about any of these positions.

Up Up and Away!

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

 RL Circles News

View our January Circles Calendar on the website: Circles Activities

Many of the RL Circles will restart  from 6th January 2019. Please speak to your circle leader to keep up to date with your circle’s meeting times. Check the calendar for guidance too.

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

2019

RL Book Circle meets on 20th January to discuss The Muse by Jessie Burton.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on 21st January 2019. The book is called “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed and has been made into an award winning film by Reese Witherspoon.

The Leather Jewellery Circle will meet on Thursday 3rd January.

The Mosaics Circle will be held on 9th and 23rd January 2019.

Discounts:

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

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.

23rd December 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Gathering

We will meet again on 8th January from 9.30am in the Baker Finch Room at Arabian Ranches Golf Club to welcome in the New Year and catch up on all the holiday events.

 Announcements

Request for Beads

A young lady from Ajman is hoping to make some beaded belts and needs a selection of beads with large holes for threading. If any of you have any beads you are happy to donate please contact Lynne on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Volunteers

Ranches Ladies are always looking for generous people to volunteer their time and energy to run this lovely organisation. We have upcoming vacancies for a Discounts Manager, the Room Set Up on a Tuesday and someone willing to take over Angela’s role as Circles Leader. We always need Meet and Greet ladies too. Please speak to Connie or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you are interested in finding out more about any of these positions.

 RL Circles News

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

Many of the RL Circles will not be held over the winter holidays but a few may 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 calendars for guidance too. Most circles will restart early in 2019.

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

2019

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on 21st January 2019. The book is called “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed .

It’s all change at the French Circle as we say goodbye and thank you to Karine and a big welcome to Beatrice and Valerie who will share leadership of the French Circle. Thank you ladies.

Up Up and Away!

In the new 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.

Discounts:

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

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.

16 December 2018

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Gathering

December 18th 2018: Carole’s Festive Garden Party

Carole is hosting her annual Christmas get together from 9.30am in her beautiful garden in Savannah, Arabian Ranches. Tea and coffee, scones and cakes and delicious snacks will all be served in her garden full of flowers. Numbers are required in advance so please book via Carole or on Ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

 Announcements

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.

December 2018

Ranches Ladies will not meet again until Tuesday 8th January 2019 due to the holidays. Our weekly programme will start again in the Baker Finch Room at the golf club in the new year.

Request for Beads

A young lady from Ajman is hoping to make some beaded belts and needs a selection of beads with large holes for threading. If any of you have any beads you are happy to donate please contact Lynne on ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Members’ Christmas Lunch 

Sunday 9th December was the RL Christmas Lunch at Maison Mathis Restaurant. It was attended by 47 ladies! Maison Mathis offered a delicious menu in a lovely setting. This was a joyous start to the holiday season.

Volunteers

Ranches Ladies are always looking for generous people to volunteer their time and energy to run this lovely organisation. We have upcoming vacancies for a Discounts Manager, the Room Set Up on a Tuesday and someone willing to take over Angela’s role as Circles Leader. We always need Meet and Greet ladies too. Please speak to Connie or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you are interested in finding out more about any of these positions.

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.

 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 December Book Circle will meet today 16th December at the Golf Club and we will discuss “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet tomorrow, 17th December. The book we are reading is the festive sounding the “Last Christmas in Paris” by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb.

It’s all change at the French Circle as we say goodbye and thank you to Karine and a big welcome to Beatrice and Valerie who will share leadership of the French Circle. Thank you ladies.

Discounts:

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

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.