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! 
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.

Previous Programmes

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.

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. 

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February 5th 2019 Talk: Shamma Clinic

Facial Aesthetics using Botox and Fillers

Gulzhan Saipova and a team from SHAMMA Clinic, one of our RL beauty discount partners, gave a very popular presentation to enthusiastic Ranches Ladies. She told us about the differences between Botox and Fillers and showed us the improvements that can be made to your facial appearance.

SHAMMA Clinic also gave goodie bags to all RL members containing products from La Roche Posay and L’Oreals SkinCeuticals ranges with a voucher for a free full facial treatment experience. This was a wonderful presentation. Thank you SHAMMA Clinic.

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

A hugely entertaining talk was given by Yvette today about the guests who will be gracing the platform at this year’s Emirates Festival of Literature and some of the gossip and preparations for this year’s festival. Please go to for more information.

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January 22nd 2019 Talk: Martine Nates  
A Mindful Approach to Stress Release

Martine is a qualified acupuncturist and certified mindful meditation practitioner.  She presented a gentle and relaxing session about mindful meditation and taught us a simple technique to alleviate some of the symptoms of stress, the 3 minute Breathing Space.

January 15th 2019 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 told us about this new physiological concept at the RL Social Morning. She also offered free 5 minute neck and shoulder massages before her talk and gave everyone a free bag of goodies.

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.

Dr Sucharita Ghosh and Shilpa Kane from Apex Medical joined RL Social Morning today. Dr Ghosh gave us extremely helpful advice on dealing with medical emergencies in the home. Don’t hesitate to call 999 or visit your doctor if you have any serious medical concerns. She told us that the government ambulance service will take you to the Rashid Hospital which offers excellent care in all circumstances.

December 18th 2018: Carole’s Festive Garden Party

Carole hosted her annual Christmas get together in her beautiful garden on Arabian Ranches. Tea and coffee, scones and cakes were served in her garden full of flowers. A lovely start to the holiday season.

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

This was a lovely morning of coffee and chat. Lolly won a magnificent floral arrangement.

December 4th 2018 Talk: Mariela Marcantetti of Furless

Furless is a leading centre for permanent hair removal in Dubai. If you think that sounds a little scary, Mariela dispelled the myths and discussed the pros and cons of different hair removal methods for different ages and skin types.

Tuesday 4th was also the collection day for vegetables and fruit for distribution in the nightly food kitchen in Ajman. Thank you to everyone who brought along a bag of ingredients, it is very much appreciated.

November’s previous programmes

November 27th 2018 Talk: Rachel from My Tasty Garden 

with a short address by Jackie Daair about #GivingTuesday

Rachel and Helene from My Tasty Garden explained to us about growing fruit and vegetables in the UAE climate. Not as difficult as you may think with a bit of knowhow! They can supply bedding boxes, soil mixed to their own specification and plants.

Jackie Daair also talked to us about the increasingly popular day #GivingTuesday which originated in US. She directed us to  useful websites to help evaluate different organisations which offer help to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Bettina gave us a short demonstration of some of the projects you can make at her new Handicrafts Circle. Please contact to sign up for Bettina’s Circle to be held every 2nd Sunday of the month.

November 20th 2018 Talk: Karen Osman

Karen Osman, award winning author of the thrillers The Good Mother and The Home, addressed us at RL social morning today. She told us about her road to becoming a published writer and her busy life as a mother, businesswoman and author. A wonderful talk, thank you Karen!

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

November 13th 2018: RL Festive Winter Bazaar

With festive stalls, coffee and cakes, Yuletide atmosphere and plenty of opportunity to buy gifts for the holiday season, RL’s Festive Bazaar 2018 was a huge success. Over 600 guests spent a happy morning shopping and socialising.