Social Morning Events

Our Social Mornings are held every Tuesday from 9.30 am – 12.00 noon, in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club.  New members and guests are always welcome! 

Previous Programmes

April 16th 2019: Sonia from Grit Girls!!

On Tuesday 16th April we had an exciting programme at RL social morning!  Sonia from Grit Girls talked to us about her passion for dirt bikes and her quest to get more women involved in this exhilarating sport, to release our inner grit and determination alongside the best of the best. Could dirt biking could be your new weekend pastime? A number of RL members think it could and have signed up for one of Grit Girls upcoming taster sessions. Find them on FB.

April 9th 2019: Two Wise Women

On Tuesday 9th April 2 Wise Women Loraine and Becks presented a lovely talk on how their life stories have shaped their lives and encouraged them to spread the message on living a chemical free lifestyle and you can reap the benefits of yoga to support us in our daily lives. They offer yoga workshops, breathing techniques, meditation, chakra balancing and natural products to help you lead a healthier and more mindful life.

April 2nd 2019: Nada Ahmed

A Speech about Tolerance in the Year of Tolerance 2019

2019 is the UAE Year of Tolerance! Nada discussed with us the concept of diversity in the UAE and shared the benefits of tolerance and diversity in our community of Dubai. We loved meeting Nada and sharing her thoughts on this interesting topic.

March 26th 2019: Dr Jennifer Kasirsky MD

The HPV Virus

Dr Kasirsky is a doctor specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the new Mediclinic Parkview Hospital. She spoke to us about the hugely important subject of teen health and specifically the HPV virus and the need for vaccinations. Thank you, Dr Jennifer, for giving us a wake up call today about HPV vaccinations. No woman needs to die of cervical cancer. By vaccinating our young teens and with regular pap smear tests we can all be safe.

It was a really inspirational talk and she gave us a great goodie bag too!

March 19th 2019: Maria Isabel Beykovsky

Style in the Sand

Maria is a personal stylist and colour consultant whose mission is to enable us to make the best of our wardrobes by choosing the right colors and styles that truly reflect our personalities. Maria considered the impact of colour on our appearance and how to work with colours to gain the best effects. She directed us to current trends and how to update our wardrobes without breaking the bank!

She also gave us the incredible insight that people are judged on their appearance within 7 seconds of meeting someone, and rarely completely positively! But it is entirely within our power to enhance the way we look.

Maria offers a range of packages and is offering a discount on her colour assessment for RL members. Look at her FB page #styleinthesand for more information

March 12th 2019: Ana Caragea

4 Rhythms of Feminine Energy

On Tuesday 12th March Ana Caragea talked to RL on a topic entitled 4 Rhythms of Feminine Energy and discussed practical ways of using this awareness in our daily life.  Ana is a leadership coach and her focus is to introduce the concept that as women we function in a different way to men and by becoming aware of ourselves we can use this understanding to better plan and activate our daily routines. Thank you Ana.

March 5th 2019: Suz McDonald 

Holistic Wellbeing Specialist

Suz is the founder and owner of Sourceful a life style and events consultancy specialising in holistic wellbeing through meditation, yoga, ThetaHealing, Reiki, mindfulness and art therapy. Suz led us in a mandala art workshop and spoke to us about using art therapy as a therapeutic tool.

February 26th 2019 Talk: Dedra Stevenson

Dedra is an author and film producer based in UAE. She has published a number of books and is soon releasing a series of children’s books, a crime novel and the prequel to her The Hakima’s Tale trilogy. She is also receiving acclaim for her film Lemonade about bringing up a child with autism. Ranches Ladies thank Dedra for her fascinating talk about her road from Alabama to UAE and the impetus that pushed into writing.  Dedra recommends her book Desert Magnolia as the best introduction to her writing.

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.

February 12th 2019 Talk: Claudia Cabrales, Interior Designer

How to create Striking Interiors

Claudia gave us a great presentation about the interior styling trends for 2019. She offers 2 packages for her clients based on their personal design requirements and most enjoys working with the accessories and furniture you already own. Come and get design tips from an expert!

Also joining us on Tuesday morning was My Quality and Convenience online grocery store. Voula told us about their fantastic delivery services of farm fresh produce at wholesale prices and gave fruit and vegetable hampers to attendees. Take a look at their website She offered great discounts to RL members too.