4th July 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Summer Holidays are Here!

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

Schools out this week and summer holidays are here!

Whatever your plans, whether you are travelling or staying in Dubai, hope you have a great summer.

This will be the last newsletter until the end of August.

Ranches Ladies Summer Activities

Tuesday Mornings

Any Ranches Ladies who are still in Dubai are welcome to meet on Tuesday mornings for coffee and chat at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am – 12pm. As many people are travelling, please check on RL members WhatsApp group before going to Larte. To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Get writing over the summer!

If you have time over the summer, please consider writing a short (200 to 300 words) article, with photos if possible, to be included in this newsletter when it returns. Maybe you could write about your summer travels, your Circle groups or any other topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Summer Reunions

If you are a present or past RL member who lives in the UK, or are visiting this summer, there are a couple of Ranches Ladies reunions being planned.

Sue Fulham is organising a reunion lunch in London on 8th July.

Mary Harvey is planning a reunion in Edinburgh in late July or early August.

Please contact Carole Binbrek via WhatsApp if interested and she will forward the message to Sue or Mary. You can also email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

RL Circles News

As many circles are not planing to meet in July and August, there will be no new Circles Calendar until September.

Due to summer travel plans, many circles will not be meeting until September or October including Quilters, Literature Lunch Circle, Story telling, Poetry, French, Gardening, Hiking, Climbing and the International Lunch Circle.

Circles in July or August

These Circles may continue meeting if enough ladies are available. Please check with Circle leaders.

Cinema Circle

The Cinema Circle, led by Marina, plan to meet on Monday Mornings in July if enough people are interested. They are not planning to meet in August.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more.

Mahjongg Monday Circle 

The Mahjongg Monday Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10am to 1pm. 

Please contact Sharon for more information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Book Circle

The Book Circle, led by Jackie, will continue informally over the summer as only a few members are around. They will be reading ‘Pachinko’ by Min Jin Lee and ‘Blood Orange’ by Harriet Tyce.

If you would like to join them, please email circle.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle, led by Rajul, may meet in July or August if enough people are available. Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon. New members welcome.

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

Walking Circle

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are continuing their indoor walks over the summer. They meet at Dubai Hills Mall outside Marks and Spencer’s at 9am to walk for one hour and have coffee afterwards.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle meet on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join. They may be able to continue over the summer if enough people are around.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Uni Mums

If you have grown-up children at or soon to start college or university, then join the Uni mums WhatsApp group. Occasional meet-ups will start again after the summer break.

Email Marina at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for food and restaurants are highlighted below:

Hamptons Cafe


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

LARTE


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

Little Neighbourhood Restaurant


Food and Drink
20% food and drink

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

http://www.littleneighbourhooddxb.com

The Pangolin Restaurant

15% discount with membership card

Els Club Extension – Dubai Sports City 

Tel: 054 4438 288

https://thepangolindubai.com

Paul 3

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

Spill the Bean 15% off

Cafe
Shop No.#07, Block, The Sustainable City – Dubai
04 242 8671
https://www.facebook.com/spillthebean/

Xocolatl

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

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

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

If you are not receiving this newsletter by email, please sign up by entering your email address in the box.

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

Have a great summer!

27th June 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week.

Arte – The Makers’ Market

Visit the UAE’s largest pure handmade designer, art, fashion & craft market with up to 150 contemporary and highly original makers and designers. At Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road on 2nd and 16th July and Times Square Center on 9th and 23rd July.

Summer Reunions

If you are a present or past RL member who lives in the UK, or are visiting this summer, there are a couple of Ranches Ladies reunions being planned.

Sue Fulham is organising a reunion lunch in London on 8th July.

Mary Harvey is planning a reunion in Edinburgh in late July or early August.

Please contact Carole Binbrek via WhatsApp if interested and she will forward the message to Sue or Mary. You can also email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings for coffee and chat at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am – 12pm.

In July and August, as many people are travelling, please check on RL members WhatsApp group before going to Larte. To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

The Circles Calendar for June is on the website.

As many circles are not planing to meet in July and August, there will be no new Circles Calendar until September.

Due to summer travel plans, many circles will not be meeting until September or October including Quilters, Literature Lunch Circle, Story telling, Poetry, Gardening, Hiking, and the International Lunch Circle.

The indoor Climbing Circle have now stopped meeting due to many people being away.

Circles in July or August

These Circles may continue meeting if enough ladies are available. Please check with Circle leaders.

Book Circle

The Book Circle, led by Jackie, will continue informally over the summer as only a few members are around. They will be reading ‘Pachinko’ by Min Jin Lee and ‘Blood Orange’ by Harriet Tyce.

If you would like to join them, please email circle.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

French Circle

The French Circle meet to learn and improve their French on Friday mornings. If enough people are available they will meet in July or August.

If you would like to join them or find out more, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle, led by Rajul, may meet in July or August if enough people are available. Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon. New members welcome.

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

Cinema Circle

The Cinema Circle, led by Marina, plan to meet on Monday Mornings in July if enough people are interested.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more.

Walking Circle

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are walking indoors during the hotter months. They meet at Dubai Hills Mall outside Marks and Spencer’s at 9am to walk for one hour and have coffee afterwards.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle meet on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join. They will continue over the summer if enough people are around.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Mahjongg Monday Circle 

The Mahjongg Monday Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10am to 1pm. 

Please contact Sharon for more information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Uni Mums

If you have grown-up children at or soon to start college or university, then join the Uni mums WhatsApp group. Occasional meet-ups will start again after the summer break.

Email Marina at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Short articles needed for this newsletter!

We need short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos for this newsletter on what you have been getting up to in your Circle groups or any topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Clothes and Accessories are highlighted below:

Bare Essentials Swimwear Dubai


Clothing Beach Wear Swim Wear Boutique
20% off full-priced Moontide and Piha swimwear
Jumeira Centre, Jumeira Beach Rd
http://www.bareessentialsdubai.ae

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Facil Blanco – Authentic Italian Linen
15% off all styles by quoting ARL15
http://www.facilblanco.com

Mamiya 3

Mamiya Jewellery
Up to 70% discount on diamonds and pearls.
Free repairing, cleaning, polishing for
any of your old and broken jewellery
Deira Gold Souk, Gold & Diamond Park, Building 1
http://www.mamiyadiamonds.com

Oasis Fashion

Oasis Fashion – Clothing Boutique
20% Discount
Wafi Mall, Oud Metha Road
http://www.oasisfashiondubai.com


Neon Starfish

20% off clothes when spending over 300AED

At the Festival Plaza Store

​Festival Plaza Mall​19/3, Sheikh Zayed Road​G Floor

Email us at ruth@neonstarfishdubai.com

Send us a What’s App on +971 58 5031176

https://neonstarfishdubai.com/

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

Follow us on FB or Instagram:

If you are not receiving this newsletter by email, please sign up by entering your email address in the box.

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

Have a great week!

20th June 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week.

Unfortunately, we haven’t quite seen the back of COVID-19 yet, with a recent spike in cases. Stay safe and take precautions.

Arte – The Makers’ Market

Visit the UAE’s largest pure handmade designer, art, fashion & craft market with up to 150 contemporary and highly original makers and designers. Times Square Center on 25th June. Also at Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road on 2nd July.

Summer Reunions

If you are a present or past RL member who lives in the UK, or are visiting this summer, there are a couple of Ranches Ladies reunions being planned.

Sue Fulham is organising a reunion lunch in London on 8th July.

Mary Harvey is planning a reunion in Edinburgh in late July or early August.

Please contact Carole Binbrek via WhatsApp if interested and she will forward the message to Sue or Mary. You can also email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings for coffee at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am – 12pm. It is a great chance for existing Ranches Ladies members to catch up and for new ladies to find out about membership and activities.

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

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

Due to summer travel plans, several circles will not be meeting until September or October including Quilters, Story telling, Poetry, Gardening, Hiking and the International Lunch Circle.

The French and Art Circles are not meeting in June. They may meet in July/August on Friday mornings, if enough people are around.

Please check the Circles Calendar for June on the website.

Art Circle

Painting by Rita

Rita, from the Art Circle, recently finished and framed this beautiful scene. The Art Circle, led by Rahul, meet on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon. They are currently taking a break, but may meet again again in July or August if enough people are available. New members welcome.

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

Walking Circle

Dubai Hills Mall

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are walking indoors during the hotter months. They meet at Dubai Hills Mall outside Marks and Spencer’s at 9am to walk for one hour and have coffee afterwards.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Climbing Circle

Last week’s climbing circle

This week, the Climbing Circle are meeting for on Thursday 6-8pm (instead of Wednesday) at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. New members welcome, no experience required. It’s a great fun, indoor, air-conditioned fitness activity for the summer months.

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP.

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Mahjongg Monday Circle 

The Mahjongg Monday Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10am to 1pm, upstairs in Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches 1. 

Please contact Sharon for more information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Mahjongg Tuesday Circle

A second group, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11am-1pm, email circles.rances.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Yoga Circle

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The Yoga Circle, taught by Mariana, is now starting at 8am instead of 8.30am and there is an extra class on Tuesdays at 5.30pm.   

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to join.

New – Meditative Stitching Circle

The new Meditative Stitching Circle, led by Saba, are meeting on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.

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

Uni Mums

If you have grown-up children at or soon to start college or university, then join the Uni mums. They meet around once a term and also have a WhatsApp group.

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

Short articles needed for this newsletter!

We need short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos for this newsletter on what you have been getting up to in your Circle groups or any topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Home and Living are highlighted below:

Agriculture Box


Offering 1 big Box (2m L x  1m W x 0.6m H) turn key including delivery & installation with a 20l composting system and a ferti gun for 3750AED
Tel: Arnaud Fabre, Agriculture Box Founder
Mob: 052 875 13 18
http://www.agriculturebox.com

Eco Souk 
10% off all non-sale items. Use the code RANCHES10
https://www.ecosouk.me/

Enjo – Environmentally Friendly Cleaning products

10% discount for Ranches Ladies members 

– show membership card or use code RLENJO

www.enjo.com

The Gorgeous Flower Company – Flowers for all occasions
10% discount for Ranches Ladies (show card)
Arabian Ranches Community Centre
Tel 050 299 3989
http://www.thegorgeousflowerco.com

JUSTLIFE (previously JUSTMOP)- Home Services


 25% off first booking using voucher code Ranches 25
10% off future bookings using voucher code Ranches 10
Only for AR Ladies. Book now through the website or on IOS/Android app
Tel: 0800 JMOP or 8005667
http://www.justlife.com

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

My Second Home – the upmarket doggie daycare is offering 20% discount to RL members

Dubai Investment Park -2

tel: 971 4 881 8002

email: info@mysecondhomedubai.com

Orb Relocations

Relocation Agents
15% discount on total move charges
http://www.flipsnack.com/orbtheatricals/orb-relocations

Riot Photobooks – Quality Photo Book Printer

10% off
Online discount code RANCHESLADIES

G3 Shop, Concorde Tower – parking level

Cluster H, JLT
Tel: 04 445 8488
http://www.riotphotobooks.com

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

Shop & Ship by Aramex – Couriers
Lifetime membership $5 instead of $45
Nehad.Tadros@aramex.com
http://www.shopandship.com

TRIBE – Home design & styling


10% discount off store & rugs
The Courtyard, Al Quoz  Tel: 050 142 8248
http://www.tribedubai.com

Tutoring Center
After-school tutoring
10% off
Knowledge Village & Sustainable City
Tel: 04 435 6548
http://www.dubai.tutoringcenter.com

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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Have a great week!

13th June 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

Have an awesome week.

Don’t Forget Father’s Day!

In most of the world, Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, 19th June. In the UAE, Father’s Day is celebrated on 21st June. Happy Father’s Day to all dads, grandads, step-dads and foster dads.

Summer Reunions

If you are a present or past RL member who lives in the UK, or are visiting this summer, there are a couple of Ranches Ladies reunions being planned.

Sue Fulham is organising a reunion lunch in London on 8th July.

Mary Harvey is planning a reunion in Edinburgh in late July or early August.

Please contact Carole Binbrek via WhatsApp if interested and she will forward the message to Sue or Mary. You can also email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings for coffee at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am – 12pm. It is a great chance for existing Ranches Ladies members to catch up and for new ladies to find out about membership and activities.

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

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

Several circles will not be meeting during the summer months including Quilters, Story telling, Poetry, Gardening, Hiking and the International Lunch Circle.

There will be no French this month. They may meet in July/August on Friday mornings, if enough people are around.

The Art Circle are also taking a break during June. They may meet in July and August if enough people are available, on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon.

Please check the Circles Calendar for June on the website.

Climbing Circle

Last week’s climbing circle

For the next 2 weeks, the Climbing Circle are meeting for on Thursday 6-8pm (instead of Wednesday) at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. New members welcome, no experience required. It’s a great fun, indoor, air-conditioned fitness activity for the summer months.

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Mahjongg Monday Circle 

The Mahjongg Monday Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10am to 1pm, upstairs in Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches 1. 

Please contact Sharon for more information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Mahjongg Tuesday Circle

A second group, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11am-1pm, email circles.rances.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Yoga Circle

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The Yoga Circle, taught by Mariana, is now starting at 8am instead of 8.30am and there is an extra class on Tuesdays at 5.30pm.   

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to join.

Walking Circle

Dubai Hills Mall

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are walking indoors during the hotter months. They meet at Dubai Hills Mall outside Marks and Spencer’s at 9am to walk for one hour and have coffee afterwards.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

New – Meditative Stitching Circle

The new Meditative Stitching Circle, led by Saba, are meeting on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.

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

Uni Mums

If you have grown-up children at or soon to start college or university, then join the Uni mums. They meet around once a term and also have a WhatsApp group.

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

Book Circle

The Book Circle are reading Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. They plan to meet on Friday 17th June at 9.30am to discuss this over coffee.

To join or find out more email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle are currently reading ‘Songbirds’ – a stunning novel about the disappearance of a Sri Lankan nanny and how the most vulnerable people find their voices – by Christy Lefteri, the prize-winning author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo. They plan to meet to discuss the book over lunch on Monday 20th June. All are welcome.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP.

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Short articles needed for this newsletter!

We need more short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos for this newsletter on what you have been getting up to in your Circle groups or any topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Spa, Health and Dental are highlighted below:

KUUR Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy
20% discount on all physiotherapy, sports massage and lymphatic drainage
Sidra Tower, Shaikh Zayed Road
Tel: 044253318
http://www.kuur-rehab.com

Talise Spa

20% off services over 60 minutes with advanced booking.
Must show valid membership card.
Madinat Jumeirah
Jumeirah – DubaiBookings & enquiries email or call :
mjtalise@jumeirah.com 04 366 6818

306 Spa

306 Spa are offering 20% off on all services to Arabian Ranches Ladies with a valid membership card.
Use discount code “RANCHES20”

T&Cs
Discount not valid on hair extensions and chemical treatments
Prior reservation is required
Subject to stylists availability
Not valid in conjunction with any other offers and product purchase.

www.306spa.ae

ConfiDent
Dental Services
20% off Scale & Polish
110 Century Plaza, Jumeirah 1
Tel: 04 343 3315
http://www.dubaiconfident.com

Park Avenue Dental

Dental Services
10% discount for all members with a valid membership card
Daytona House, Motor City
Tel: 04 553 0931

Drs Nicolas & Asp Clinics

Dental Services
10% discount for all members with a valid membership card

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

Follow us on FB or Instagram:

If you are not receiving this newsletter by email, please sign up by entering your email address in the box.

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

Have a great week!

6th June 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Photo Credit: BBC/Reuters https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-61674520
Photo Credit: Sky News https://news.sky.com/story/queen-seen-for-the-first-time-during-her-jubilee-celebrations-12625873

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week.

People across the United Kingdom and around the world have been joining in the long weekend of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her remarkable 70 years on the throne.

Here in Dubai, there have been a number of events to mark the occasion. The QE2, the iconic cruise ship named after the Queen and now refurbished as a floating hotel docked in Port Rashid, hosted Jubilee events. Carole and Leila went to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Variety Show in the QE2’s theatre.

Vivienne and her husband Derick had a great time at the Platinum Jubilee Celebratory Dinner in the QE2’s Ballroom.

As has been the tradition for previous Jubilees a new recipe has been created for the occasion. Here is the winning recipe for Platinum Pudding Jubilee Trifle, if you would like to try making it: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/recipes/0/platinum-pudding-recipe-lemon-swiss-roll-amaretti-trifle-how-make/

Summer Reunions

If you are a present or past RL member who lives in the UK, or are visiting this summer, there are a couple of Ranches Ladies reunions being planned.

Sue Fulham is organising a reunion lunch in London on 8th July.

Mary Harvey is planning a reunion in Edinburgh in late July or early August.

Please contact Carole Binbrek via WhatsApp if interested and she will forward the message to Sue or Mary. You can also email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings for coffee at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am – 12pm. It is a great chance for existing Ranches Ladies members to catch up and for new ladies to find out about membership and activities.

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

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

Several circles will not be meeting during the summer months including Quilters, Story telling, Poetry, Gardening, Hiking and the International Lunch Circle.

There will be no French this month. They may meet in July/August on Friday mornings, if enough people are around.

The Art Circle are also taking a break during June. They may meet in July and August if enough people are available, on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon.

Please check the Circles Calendar for June on the website.

French Circle

Last Friday, The French Circle had their weekly French lesson followed by a delicious lunch in DIFC. This was to say ‘au revior’ and ‘bon voyage’ to their teacher, Dominique, who sadly will be leaving Dubai soon.

Walking Circle

Dubai Hills Mall

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are walking indoors during the summer months, starting today. They will meet at Dubai Hills Mall outside Marks and Spencer’s at 9am to walk for one hour and have coffee afterwards.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

New – Meditative Stitching Circle

The new Meditative Stitching Circle, led by Saba, are meeting on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.

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

Uni Mums

If you have grown-up children at or soon to start college or university, then join the Uni mums. They meet around once a term and also have a WhatsApp group.

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

Book Circle

The Book Circle are reading Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. They plan to meet on Friday 17th June at 9.30am to discuss this over coffee.

To join or find out more email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Climbing Circle

The Climbing Circle are meeting for a fun indoor climbing session on Wednesday’s 6-8pm at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. New members welcome, no experience required. It’s a great fun, indoor, air-conditioned fitness activity for the summer months.

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Mahjongg Monday Circle 

The Mahjongg Monday Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10am to 1pm, upstairs in Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches 1. 

Please contact Sharon for more information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Mahjongg Tuesday Circle

A second group, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11am-1pm, email circles.rances.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Yoga Circle

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The Yoga Circle, taught by Mariana, is now starting at 8am instead of 8.30am and there is an extra class on Tuesdays at 5.30pm.   

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to join.

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle are currently reading ‘Songbirds’ – a stunning novel about the disappearance of a Sri Lankan nanny and how the most vulnerable people find their voices – by Christy Lefteri, the prize-winning author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo. They plan to meet to discuss the book over lunch on Monday 20th June. All are welcome.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP.

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Short articles needed for this newsletter!

We need more short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos for this newsletter on what you have been getting up to in your Circle groups or any topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Nail Salons are highlighted below:

Chi nail spa

Chi Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
20% (Excluding Thursday & Friday)
Motor City, Detroit House
Tel: 04 457 2485
http://www.chinailspa.com

Cocoon Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon


20% discount on all services Sun – Tue
excl. public holidays, on min spend of AED 150
Motor City, Daytona House
Tel: 04 447 2795
http://www.cocoonnailspa.com

The Nail Spa – Nail & Beauty Salon
15% discount – Monday to Thursday only
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Tel: 600 544 001
http://www.thenailspa.com

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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30th May 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

As the temperature increases we look forward to the summer holidays.

Hope you have a great week whatever you have planned.

What is your Superpower?

by Ansie van Der Walt

My children used to ask me that if I was a superhero, which super power would I like to have? I always say to be invisible. To be a fly on the wall. Just imagine where you can go and what you can see and hear if you don’t have to explain yourself…Alas, now that I am on the wise side of fifty, it seems my wish has come true. I am invisible. Nobody seems to notice or acknowledge women once they cross that magic bridge of middle age. We have been downgraded to old ladies, aunties, or grannies. Of course, it has its benefits – we don’t have to worry about creepy unwanted attention anymore. At last, we can walk down a street or sit alone at a café without a second glance or unasked-for comments. Don’t get me wrong – I love being the age I am. It is liberating to be free from the angst of youth, to stop worrying about what other people think, and to finally feel comfortable with who I am. I can now give and command attention from those I feel worthy of my time and energy while disregarding the rest – and not feel guilty about it.

It has happened more than a few times, that when I interview creative, smart, accomplished women, they admit to me that they don’t want their pictures published. They don’t show their faces. When I probe a bit, it is always because they fear that once people know that they are an older woman, their work won’t be taken seriously anymore. Unfortunately, many people still believe that anything to do with needlework, textiles, sewing, and handcraft is granny work or housewife duties, and accomplished women don’t want their work to be classified as granny work. Of course, we who work in this field know better but we don’t always work hard enough to publicly disprove this stereotype.I had a recent conversation with an artist who is an accomplished businesswoman, who has two degrees, who is teaching at the university, and who has recently published her first book. She did not want her picture in the book because she feared that her embroidery art will be dismissed as granny work once people realise she is not young anymore.*

I told her that if we don’t show ourselves and claim our place in the world, we are feeding the stereotype, we are erasing ourselves, reinforcing our invisibility. It is up to us to show ourselves. To claim our place as artists and accomplished members of society. I am not a selfie person. I don’t show myself just for the sake of it, and I rarely follow anyone on social media who only posts photos of themselves. But I believe in owning our own power, in showing our worth, in claiming our space. How would people know how bright, smart, and creative we are, if we don’t show ourselves? This is our superpower. Making ourselves visible.

This article is from local textile historian – Ansie van der Walt’s blog: The Fabric Thread.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefabricthread

https://www.instagram.com/ansietextilewriter/

Reproduced with the author’s permission. Thank you to Saba Asim from the Ranches Ladies Quilters Circle for recommending it.

Summer Reunions

If you are a present or past RL member who lives in the UK, or are visiting this summer, there are a couple of Ranches Ladies reunions being planned.

Sue Fulham is organising a reunion lunch in London on 8th July.

Mary Harvey is planning a reunion in Edinburgh in late July or early August.

Please contact Carole Binbrek via WhatsApp if interested and she will forward the message to Sue or Mary. You can also email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings for coffee at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am – 12pm. It is a great chance for existing Ranches Ladies members to catch up and for new ladies to find out about membership and activities.

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

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

Several circles will not be meeting during the summer months including Quilters, Story telling, Gardening, Hiking and the International Lunch Circle.

There will be no French in June except for the first week (Friday 3rd June). They may meet in July/August if enough people are around.

The Poetry Circle have their last meeting today, until September.

Please check the Circles Calendar for June on the website.

Trip to the Museum of the Future

On Wednesday 25th May, seven Ranches Ladies had a great time at the new Museum of the Future, followed by a delicious lunch at Emirates Towers.

Walking Circles

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are doing their last walk outside today until September.

Instead, during June, July and August, they will move to walk indoors starting from Monday, June 6th 2022 at a new time of 9am to avoid heavy traffic. They will meet at “Dubai Hills Mall” outside Marks and Spencer’s and will walk for one hour and have coffee afterwards.

The Beach Walking Circle, led by Monika, are meeting at Kite beach (Blue Villas parking) on Thursdays at 6.30am.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information on either group.

New – Meditative Stitching Circle

The new Meditative Stitching Circle, led by Saba, are meeting on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.

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

Art Circle

The Art Circle are taking a break during June. They may meet in July and August if enough people are available, on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon.

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

Book Circle

The Book Circle had a great discussion on 20th May about the novel, ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ by Laura Dave.

The next book for the book Circle is Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall.

They plan to meet on Friday 17th June at 9.30am to discuss this over coffee.

To join or find out more email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Climbing Circle

The Climbing Circle had a great session last Wednesday. Their next evening climbing session is planned for Wednesday 1st June 6-8pm at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. New members welcome, no experience required. It’s a great fun, indoor, air-conditioned fitness activity for the summer months.

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Story Telling Circle

The Story Telling Circle had a great time discussing their favourite country on 23rd May. Carole talked about her time in her favourite country, Indonesia, and shared some photographic memories (above). Yasmeen’s favourite place was Iceland Alex’s was Cornwall and Lynne’s was Dubai.

The Story Telling Circle are not meeting again until September. If you would like to join them, please contact Carole or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Yoga Circle

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The Yoga Circle, taught by Mariana, is now starting at 8am instead of 8.30am and there is an extra class on Tuesdays at 5.30pm.   

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to join.

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle are currently reading ‘Songbirds’ – a stunning novel about the disappearance of a Sri Lankan nanny and how the most vulnerable people find their voices – by Christy Lefteri, the prize-winning author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo. They plan to meet to discuss the book over lunch on Monday 20th June. All are welcome.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP.

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

More Short Articles Needed!

We need more short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos for this newsletter on what you have been getting up to in your Circle groups or any topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Hair and and Beauty are highlighted below:

Casa Havana Beauty Salon
20% Discount for 1st time customers
10% discount on all visits (excluding threading and hair extensions)
Villa 892, Al Wasl Rd Umm Suqeim 1
Tel: 04 321 5757/056 157 7878
http://www.casahavanasalon.com

Chill salon

Chill Salon – Hair Salon
20% off on first visit to Palm Jumeirah Salon only

Shoreline Building 1, Palm Jumeirah

Tel: 050 5788506

(Media City branch has been relocated to Palm Jumeirah)

10% off on all services at all branches

BUSINESS BAY

Marasi Drive

Hotel Indigo, Dubai Downtown
+971 (0) 505788506

DUBAI MARINA

Intercontinental Hotel 2nd Floor
Tel: 052 428 3225
http://www.chillsalondubai.com

Derma Lounge – Beauty Salon

Derma Lounge

10% Discount off Services at the salon 

Not valid on products

Valid RL membership card must be shown to avail discount

Tel 043681453

Arabian Ranches 1 Community Centre

www.dermalounge.ae

L’Atelier
Hair & Beauty


L’Atelier Hair and Beauty is now offering 20% discount on bills over 200 AED every day
Motor City (Kojak Building), Springs Souk and Jumeirah Village
Tel: 04 420 1946/04 420 3096
http://www.latelierhairdressing.com

Marquee

Marquee – Hair Salon
Offering 15% discount on Monday to Thursday
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Tel: 04 420 7700
http://www.marquee.ae

Only You 2

Only You – Hair & Beauty
20% discount on all services every day
Apex, Atrium 204, Motor City
Tel: 04 422 4180
http://www.onlyyousalon.com

Refinery Beauty Lounge

10% discount at our branch in Waitrose Al Thanya

10% discount at our branch in Centro – The Villa

http://www.refinerybeautylounge.com

Sugar

Sugar Beauty Lounge
Sports City, Mall of the Emirates and Jumeira Lake Towers
Monday to Wednesday: 

20% reduction on all nail, body, skin care and hair treatments.
40% on Keratin, Botox, Collagen and Protein

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 

20% on minimum spend of AED 250

Discount is not available 5 days before and during public holidays
Valid Ranches Ladies card must be shown
tel: Sports City 044520989 or MoE 043549001
http://www.sugarbeautylounge.com

Ted Morgan

Ted Morgan – Hair Salon
10% off on all days at Motor City branch.
(Jumeirah branch now closed) 

Motor City, Daytona House, Unit 03
Tel: 04 457 2309
http://www.tedmorganhair.com

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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23rd May 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week!

Poetry Circle by Yasmeen

Poetry is an art of word play that reaches deep into your soul and takes you on a journey through a kaleidoscope of emotions and perceptions. It helps you see through the mind of the poet and compels you to view the world, it’s senses and concepts with an alternative perspective. My passion for poetry lead me to join the Ranches Ladies poetry club recently despite my profession as a Radiologist. 

I must say that  it has indeed been a great delight to share and analyze the different genres of poetry whilst cultivating new friendships. We meet once a month at Carol’s lovely house and enjoy 2 hours of stimulating poetry and tea (with some amazing macaroons and cake). 

The discussions are broad minded, thought provoking, and range from some history about the poet and his/her life experience as well as the poignancy and emotions behind his poems. We collect poems based on a common theme and Carol makes sure that we don’t sway too far off course. We have poems ranging from themes such as love to seasons, colors and even food. 

Since we are a  multi cultural group, we often realize how much there is that we  can learn from each other.

I recommend it for anyone with an inclination towards poetry and am sure it will be well worth your time. 

Dr. Yasmeen Ul Mulk

The theme of the next Poetry Circle on Monday 30th May is ‘Food and Drink.’

If you have been inspired by Yasmeen’s article and would like to know more, please email Carole at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

More Short Articles Needed!

A big thank you to Yasmeen for sharing her experiences with the Poetry Circle.

We need short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos for this newsletter on what you have been getting up to in your Circle groups or any topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Summer Reunion Meet-up in London

Previous reunion lunch

Sue Fulham is interested in holding a reunion lunch in London during the summer for any present or past RL members. Please send a message to Carole Binbrek if anyone is interested and she will forward the message to Sue.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings for coffee at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am- 12pm. It is a great chance for existing Ranches Ladies members to catch up and for new ladies to find out about membership and activities.

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

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

The number of Circles are growing, so it is not possible to fit all the Circles and activities on this newsletter each week.

Please check the Circles Calendar on the website.

International Lunch Circle

On 19th May, Fadwa prepared a variety of delicious Egyptian dishes. Everyone had a great time learning about Egyptian culture and food. Thank you to Fadwa for being a gracious hostess.

If you would like to host or cook for a future international lunch, please contact Carole via circles.ranches.ladies@ gmail.com

Jewellery Clinic

Important: The Jewellery Clinic planned for Wednesday 25th May has been postponed. A new date will be arranged later.

Yoga Circle

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Mariana is teaching yoga on Mondays and Thursdays from 8.30am.  

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Climbing Circle

The Climbing Circle had a great session last Wednesday. Their next evening climbing session is Wednesday 25th May 6-8pm at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. New members welcome, no experience required. It’s a great fun, indoor, air-conditioned fitness activity for the summer months.

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Walking Circles

Coffee after Monday’s Walk

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are meeting until the end of May at 7am on Mondays outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. As the temperatures are increasing, they are doing a slightly shorter walk, with coffee or cold drinks afterwards. They are looking into walking inside a local mall during the summer, as it will be too hot outside.

The Beach Walking Circle, led by Monika, are meeting at Kite beach (Blue Villas parking) on Thursdays at 6.30am. They walk for around 7-8 km and stop for coffee afterwards. 

If you would like to join either group please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle are learning new techniques and creating beautiful paintings. They welcome new members and meet on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. The venue may vary. 

If you would like to join them please email Rajul: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Mahjongg Monday Circle 

The Mahjongg Monday Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10am to 1pm, upstairs in Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches 1. 

Please contact Sharon for more information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Mahjongg Tuesday Circle

A second group, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11am-1pm, email circles.rances.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle are currently reading ‘Songbirds’ – a stunning novel about the disappearance of a Sri Lankan nanny and how the most vulnerable people find their voices – by Christy Lefteri, the prize-winning author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo. They plan to meet to discuss the book over lunch on Monday 20th June. All are welcome.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP.

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

New – Story Telling Circle

The new Story Telling Circle are meeting today. If you would like to join them, please email Carole at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Food and Restaurants are highlighted below:

Hamptons Cafe


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

LARTE


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

Little Neighbourhood Restaurant


Food and Drink
20% food and drink

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

http://www.littleneighbourhooddxb.com

The Pangolin Restaurant

15% discount with membership card

Els Club Extension – Dubai Sports City 

Tel: 054 4438 288

https://thepangolindubai.com

Paul 3

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

Spill the Bean 15% off

Cafe
Shop No.#07, Block, The Sustainable City – Dubai
04 242 8671
https://www.facebook.com/spillthebean/

Xocolatl

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

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

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16th May 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Abu Dhabi
7th September 1948 – 13th May 2022
(photo credit: www.khaleejtimes.com)

Together with all the citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates, we mourn the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan. Following in his father Sheikh Zayed’s footsteps, Sheikh Khalifa led the United Arab Emirates with wisdom and benevolence, promoting peace and tolerance. He will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace.

Due to the official mourning period, schools and many workplaces will remain closed today, reopening tomorrow.

Tuesday Mornings

Ranches Ladies at Larte Coffee Morning

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings for coffee at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am- 12pm. It is a great chance for existing Ranches Ladies members to catch up and for new ladies to find out about membership and activities.

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

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

The number of Circles are growing, so it is not possible to fit all the Circles and activities on this newsletter each week.

Please check the Circles Calendar on the website. The May calendar will be uploaded asap.

The Bridge Circle are taking a break until September and The Hiking Circle will return in the cooler winter months.

Quilters Circle

The Quilters Circle enjoyed three days of absolute fun, frolic, laughter, and some quilting at their first in-person retreat for over 2 years.

From experienced quilters to newbies, everyone ended up picking some beautiful fabric and creating eye catching masterpieces. It was a great pleasure to welcome the overseas member via video conferencing too.

The last meeting of the 2021-22 season is scheduled for Monday May 16th on Zoom. From September 2022 they hope to meet in person every month again.

For more information or to join, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

ATF Mahjongg Tournament

The ATF Mahjongg Circle, led by Supriya, had a successful and enjoyable tournament last week. A big thank you to all our amazing sponsors for the event. Special thanks to our discount partners, L’atelier Hair and Beauty Salon https://latelierhairdressing.com and The Gorgeous Flower Company https://www.thegorgeousflowerco.com/ for sending flowers and Xocolatl https://xocolatl-me. for the chocolates.

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle met on 12th May and had a great time discussing ‘The Secrets of Strangers’ by Charity Norman, over lunch at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant.

The next book for June will be decided soon.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Book Circle

The Book Circle are currently reading ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ by Laura Dave – a mystery/domestic suspense about a man living a lie and his wife and daughter who struggle to discover who he really is. They will meet to discuss this at 9.30am on Friday 20th May.

To join or find out more email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle meet on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon to learn new techniques and create beautiful paintings. The venue may vary.

If you would like to join them please email Rajul: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

New – Meditative Stitching Circle

Saba is starting a Meditative Stitching Circle.

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

Trips

The next planned trip is to Dubai’s new Museum of the Future, on Wednesday 25th May, 10am.

All tickets for the 10am, 10.30am and 11am slots are now sold out, so there are no more spaces available. https://museumofthefuture.ae/en/book

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Allison via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Poetry Circle

The theme of the next Poetry Circle on Monday 30th May is ‘Food and Drink.’

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

New – Story Telling Circle

If you would like to join the story telling circle, please email Carole at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Walking Circles

The Walking Circle, led by Alex, are meeting (until the weather gets too hot) at 7am on Mondays outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. They usually walk for about an hour, with coffee afterwards back at the retail centre. 

The Beach Walking Circle, led by Monika, are meeting at Kite beach (Blue Villas parking) on Thursdays at 6.30am. They walk for around 7-8 km and stop for coffee afterwards.

If you would like to join either group please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

French Circle

The French Circle meet to learn and improve their French on Friday mornings. The venue varies. 

If you would like to join them or find out more, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Short Articles Needed!

We need short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos for this newsletter on what you have been getting up to in your Circle groups or any topics you think would be of interest to other RL members.

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Clothes and Accessories are highlighted below:

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Bare Essentials Swimwear Dubai
Clothing Beach Wear Swim Wear Boutique
20% off full-priced Moontide and Piha swimwear
Jumeira Centre, Jumeira Beach Rd
http://www.bareessentialsdubai.ae

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Facil Blanco – Authentic Italian Linen
15% off all styles by quoting ARL15
http://www.facilblanco.com

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Mamiya Jewellery
Up to 70% discount on diamonds and pearls.
Free repairing, cleaning, polishing for
any of your old and broken jewellery
Deira Gold Souk, Gold & Diamond Park, Building 1
http://www.mamiyadiamonds.com

Oasis Fashion

Oasis Fashion – Clothing Boutique
20% Discount
Wafi Mall, Oud Metha Road
http://www.oasisfashiondubai.com


Neon Starfish

20% off clothes when spending over 300AED

At the Festival Plaza Store

​Festival Plaza Mall​19/3, Sheikh Zayed Road​G Floor

Email us at ruth@neonstarfishdubai.com

Send us a What’s App on +971 58 5031176

https://neonstarfishdubai.com/

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

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9th May 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies. Hope you have a great week

Walking Circle by Alex Meyer 

When I arrived here in Dubai more than 8 years ago as a newbie to the Middle-East, the first circle I joined was the Walking Circle. What a good decision it was! Not only has walking helped me improve my fitness level, but I met a lot of lovely ladies who gave me so many tips about life in Dubai and how to cope as expat in the UAE. Actually the Walking Circle should be re-named as the “Walking and Talking” circle, as both are so important for us. 

Walking is not only a very effective, but a smooth cardio exercise. It is also very good for maintaining bone density without doing harm to the joints, like running can do.  Moreover, walking is perfect for toning the body and a real calorie burner – one mile burns around 100 calories. Walking benefits not only the muscles, but also the soul and chases away all the cobwebs. 

It is such a nice feeling to  walk in the fresh morning air along the Ranches footpaths, through the well-kept greenery which is very pretty and home to so many birds. By the way – now the quails are having their chicks and it so sweet to spot the tiny, fluffy creatures. 

After the walk we have usually coffee at Costa’s and a well-deserved treat – a healthy smoothie or an unhealthy croissant –  and we update each other on the latest events like cinema, new nice shops or where to go on the weekend. 

Now I run the Walking Circle, with help from Mandy Peden when I am away.

There is no better start to the week! 

The Walking Circle are meeting at 7am on Mondays outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. When the temperatures soar in summer it may be possible to start walking inside a local mall instead.

If you would like to join the Walking Circle please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com, or send Alex a message through the RL members WhatsApp group.

More Short Articles Needed!

A big thank you to Alex for sharing her experiences with the Walking Fitness Circle.

We need more short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos on topics such as:

  • What you have been getting up to in your Circle groups
  • Your favourite place in Dubai or wider UAE
  • Reviews/recommendations for restaurants or leisure activities
  • How you and your family celebrate cultural or religious festivals in Dubai
  • Your favourite recipe
  • Your experience of relocating to or from Dubai
    …..plus any other topics you think would be of interest to other RL members

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@bruinders

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Summer Reunion Meet-up in London

Previous reunion lunch

Sue Fulham is interested in holding a reunion lunch in London during the summer for any present or past RL members. Please send a message to Carole Binbrek if anyone is interested and she will forward the message to Sue.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

Ranches Ladies are meeting on Tuesday mornings for coffee at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am- 12pm. It is a great chance for existing Ranches Ladies members to catch up and for new ladies to find out about membership and activities.

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

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

The number of Circles are growing, so it is not possible to fit all the Circles and activities on this newsletter each week.

The Circles Calendar for May is now available on the website.

Hiking Circle

Dibba Dhow Trip

The regular Hiking Circle is not meeting during the hotter months. However, there is an opportunity for a group to go on an overnight trip on 21st – 22nd May, organised by ECC adventures, to Dibba, Oman – about two and a half hours drive from Dubai. It Includes a late afternoon hike and a dhow trip. 10 ladies are required for an exclusive trip, if there are less then it may be with another group. http://eccadventures.com/product/dibba-oman-trip/

For more details contact Tracy Brunero via the RL members WhatsApp group, or email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Yoga Circle

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Mariana is teaching yoga on Mondays and Thursdays from 8.30am.  

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

International Lunch Circle

The next International Lunch Circle will be an Egyptian Lunch, hosted by Fadwa, on Thursday 19th May. This is now fully booked.

Trips

The next planned trip is to Dubai’s new Museum of the Future, on Wednesday 25th May, 10am.

If you would like to join, please book your ticket as soon as possible for the 10am slot (or 10.30am if 10am sold out), as tickets are selling out quickly. https://museumofthefuture.ae/en/book

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Allison via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Art Circle

The Art Circle meet on Thursday mornings the venue may vary. If you would like to join them please email Rajul: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Climbing Circle

Indoor Climbing Wall

Our next evening climbing session will be Thursday 12th May 6-8pm at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. We are all beginners and encourage each other, and the instructors are friendly and patient, so there is no pressure and we all have fun. No experience needed and you don’t need to be really fit, as you will build up the strength as you go. A great indoor, air conditioned fitness activity for the summer months.

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Quilters Circle

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origami butterflies made by ladies from the Quilters Circle

Do you love quilting, sewing and embroidery? The Ranches Ladies Quilters Circle welcome new members.

Their first in-person retreat for over 2 years, exclusively for Ranches Ladies Quilters members, is scheduled for 10th-12th May. It will be possible for those abroad to join the retreat virtually.

The last meeting of the 2021-22 season is scheduled for Monday May 16th on Zoom. From September 2022 they hope to meet in person every month again.

For more information or to join, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle are currently reading ‘The Secrets of Strangers’ by Charity Norman, a tense and often emotional suspense thriller, about a hostage crisis in a suburban London cafe. They plan to meet to discuss the book over lunch on Thursday 12th May. All are welcome.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP.

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

New – Story Telling Circle

If you would like to join the story telling circle, please email Carole at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Home and Living are highlighted below:

Agriculture Box – Agriculture Boxes


Offering 1 big Box (2m L x  1m W x 0.6m H) turn key including delivery & installation with a 20l composting system and a ferti gun for 3750AED
Tel: Arnaud Fabre, Agriculture Box Founder
Mob: 052 875 13 18
http://www.agriculturebox.com

Eco Souk 
10% off all non-sale items. Use the code RANCHES10
https://www.ecosouk.me/

Enjo – Environmentally Friendly Cleaning products

10% discount for Ranches Ladies members 

– show membership card or use code RLENJO

www.enjo.com

The Gorgeous Flower Company – Flowers for all occasions
10% discount for Ranches Ladies (show card)
Arabian Ranches Community Centre
Tel 050 299 3989
http://www.thegorgeousflowerco.com

JUSTLIFE (previously JUSTMOP)- Home Services
 25% off first booking using voucher code Ranches 25
10% off future bookings using voucher code Ranches 10
Only for AR Ladies. Book now through the website or on IOS/Android app
Tel: 0800 JMOP or 8005667
http://www.justlife.com

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

My Second Home – the upmarket doggie daycare is offering 20% discount to RL members

Dubai Investment Park -2

tel: 971 4 881 8002

email: info@mysecondhomedubai.com

Orb Relocations

Relocation Agents
15% discount on total move charges
http://www.flipsnack.com/orbtheatricals/orb-relocations

Riot Photobooks – Quality Photo Book Printer

10% off
Online discount code RANCHESLADIES

G3 Shop, Concorde Tower – parking level

Cluster H, JLT
Tel: 04 445 8488
http://www.riotphotobooks.com

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

Shop & Ship by Aramex – Couriers
Lifetime membership $5 instead of $45
Nehad.Tadros@aramex.com
http://www.shopandship.com

TRIBE – Home design & styling


10% discount off store & rugs
The Courtyard, Al Quoz  Tel: 050 142 8248
http://www.tribedubai.com

Tutoring Center
After-school tutoring
10% off
Knowledge Village & Sustainable City
Tel: 04 435 6548
http://www.dubai.tutoringcenter.com

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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2nd May 2022

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good Morning Ranches Ladies.

Happy Eid Al Fitr to you and your family!

Enjoy the Eid break this week.

Art Circle by Rajul Chander

I have been running the Art Circle for Ranches Ladies for last four years. We meet every Thursday from 10am to 12noon. I started the Art Circle with Silk Painting and now we have moved to Acrylic, although one can work on any medium. We have made some wonderful paintings and have created special friendships over the years.

A little introduction about myself – I’m a professional counsellor and an artist. My passion for art started at an early age. I enjoy all forms of creative art, and have worked on various mediums like oil, acrylic, silk, watercolors, pencil colors, glass painting, resin art, embroidery, zentangles, and mandalas. I have held several exhibitions in Dubai and India, with outstanding responses.

Since I find art extremely calming and therapeutic and a great way to express one’s creativity, I wanted to offer a similar experience for others. Running the Art Circle has been a most fulfilling experience to see members grow into great artists and create wonderful pieces of art.

We have done masterpieces by great artists like Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Klimt and others to understand different styles and techniques. We have covered real life to still life, and Impressionism to Pointillism. Ladies are free to bring their own ideas to paint, and what they create and express through their work is unique.

Members have often expressed that they find these classes de-stressing, calming, warm and positive. They enjoy painting in a group, with a lot of mutual appreciation. They also feel inspired to visit museums and exhibitions and learn more about art. They miss these classes when they travel and some of them paint even when they are away.

I see great passion in the Art Circle and I would encourage more ladies to join and experience it.

The Art Circle meet on Thursday mornings the venue may vary. If you would like to join them please email Rajul: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

More Short Articles Needed!

A big thank you to Rajul for sharing her experiences with the Art Circle.

We need more short (200 to 300 words) articles with photos on topics such as:

  • What you have been getting up to in your Circle groups
  • Your favourite place in Dubai or wider UAE
  • Reviews/recommendations for restaurants or leisure activities
  • How you and your family celebrate cultural or religious festivals in Dubai
  • Your favourite recipe
  • Your experience of relocating to or from Dubai
    …..plus any other topics you think would be of interest to other RL members

If you would like to contribute please email arladiesdubai@gmail.com

Summer Reunion Meet-up in London

Previous reunion lunch

Sue Fulham is interested in holding a reunion lunch in London during the summer for any present or past RL members. Please send a message to Carole Binbrek if anyone is interested and she will forward the message to Sue.

Tuesday Mornings

Coffee mornings at Larte

As it is Eid, we will only meet this Tuesday morning at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City, if there are enough people who want to meet. Please check on the RL members WhatsApp group.

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

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to arladiesdubai@gmail.com (by Friday afternoon for inclusion in the next Monday newsletter)

RL Circles News

The number of Circles are growing, so it is not possible to fit all the Circles and activities on this newsletter each week. Due to Eid this week there may be some changes.

Please check the Circles Calendar on the website. The May calendar will be uploaded asap.

The Bridge Circle are taking a break until September and The Hiking Circle will return in the cooler winter months.

International Lunch Circle

The next International Lunch Circle will be an Egyptian Lunch, hosted by Fadwa. The date has been changed to Thursday 19th May. Come and learn about Egyptian culture while enjoying delicious food.

To find out more and book your place, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com, or send a direct message to Carole via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Trips

The next planned trip is to Dubai’s new Museum of the Future, on Wednesday 25th May, 10am.

If you would like to join, please book your ticket as soon as possible for the 10am slot, as tickets are selling out quickly. https://museumofthefuture.ae/en/book

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Allison via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Poetry Circle

The theme of the next Poetry Circle is ‘Food and Drink.’

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

Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, are now meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Green Community East, DIP. The time is 9.30am-12.30pm during the month of Ramadan. 

No experience is needed. To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

New – Story Telling Circle

If you would like to join the story telling circle, please email Carole at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Climbing Circle

Indoor Climbing Wall

Our next evening climbing session will be Wednesday 11th May 7-9pm at Go Sports, Mall of the Emirates. We are all beginners and encourage each other, and the instructors are friendly and patient, so there is no pressure and we all have fun. No experience needed and you don’t need to be really fit, as you will build up the strength as you go. A great indoor, air conditioned fitness activity for the summer months.

For more information, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com or send a message to Mandy or Tracy via the WhatsApp RL members group.

Quilters Circle

Do you love quilting, sewing and embroidery? The Ranches Ladies Quilters Circle welcome new members.

Their first in-person retreat for over 2 years, exclusively for Ranches Ladies Quilters members, is scheduled for 10th-12th May.

For more information or to join, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

Walking Circles

The Walking Circle, led by Mandy, are meeting (until the weather gets too hot) at 7am on Mondays outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. They usually walk for about an hour, with coffee afterwards back at the retail centre. 

The Beach Walking Circle, led by Monika, are meeting at Kite beach (Blue Villas parking) on Thursdays at 6.30am. They walk for around 7-8 km and stop for coffee afterwards.

If you would like to join either group please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle are currently reading ‘The Secrets of Strangers’ by Charity Norman, a tense and often emotional suspense thriller, about a hostage crisis in a suburban London cafe. They plan to meet to discuss the book over lunch on Monday 16th May. All are welcome.

To join or find out more, please contact Ashfaa at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Pilates Circle

The Pilates Circle has now started on Thursday afternoons 2-3pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. Gillian from Optimal Fitness is teaching the class and there is space for more ladies to join.

Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting to play from 2.30-4.30pm on Fridays. If you would like to join them, please email  Supriya: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.

Discounts

Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

There have been some recent updates to the discounts section on the website, so please check for up to date deals.


Discounts for Health, Dental and Spas are highlighted below:

KUUR Rehabilitation


Physiotherapy
20% discount on all physiotherapy, sports massage and lymphatic drainage
Sidra Tower, Shaikh Zayed Road
Tel: 044253318
http://www.kuur-rehab.com

Talise Spa

20% off services over 60 minutes with advanced booking.
Must show valid membership card.
Madinat Jumeirah
Jumeirah – DubaiBookings & enquiries email or call :
mjtalise@jumeirah.com 04 366 6818

306 Spa

306 Spa are offering 20% off on all services to Arabian Ranches Ladies with a valid membership card.
Use discount code “RANCHES20”

T&Cs
Discount not valid on hair extensions and chemical treatments
Prior reservation is required
Subject to stylists availability
Not valid in conjunction with any other offers and product purchase.

www.306spa.ae

DENTAL

ConfiDent
Dental Services
20% off Scale & Polish
110 Century Plaza, Jumeirah 1
Tel: 04 343 3315
http://www.dubaiconfident.com

Park Avenue Dental


Dental Services
10% discount for all members with a valid membership card
Daytona House, Motor City
Tel: 04 553 0931

Drs Nicolas & Asp Clinics

Dental Services
10% discount for all members with a valid membership card
http://www.nicolasandasp.com
Tel: 04 394 7777

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

Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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