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Academic Support

Brain Gain New logo modified final jpegThe Brain Gain Move programme aims to develop a love of movement in children from an early age, in a playful manner in order for  the children to really enjoy it!

Get your kids school ready with Brain Gain!

Fitness and Skills are the 2 Primary aspects addressed, both of which are crucial for school readiness!  Children who have not mastered these skills are usually also those who struggle academically.  This can lead to poor self-image which, in turn, affects the child in numerous areas of their life.  For children, aged 4 to 5 years, lessons are carried out in groups of no more than 10 children. Parents are provided with reports detailing specific areas that require targeting for their children, and the progress made on these throughout the programme.

Restore the lost skills of focus and concentration !

For adults and kids over 5 years, Brain Gain Neurofeedback Training teaches techniques that stimulate the brain which in turn, stimulates oxygen and glucose-rich blood flow to the brain. This brings amazing benefits besides the increased levels of Focus and Concentration including improved Emotional Control, improved Sleeping Patterns, improved Memory and healthier Brain Aging, to mention only a few.

Contact: 050 342 2123 or   Brain Gain Neurofeedback Training

Mention the JVT website and get a FREE assessment worth AED200, which will test 5 key reaction variables and provide a report on exactly where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and how this can affect your performance. (valid through September 2018)

Art & Design Classes

ART – Drawing & Painting techniques. (Children and adults)
DESIGN, FASHION & TEXTILES – sewing, embroidery & embellishment techniques. (Adults only)
Group or private tuition available. Specific requirements can be discussed with the student.  Contact Nosheen at


Living in JVT, Talal is an ex professional basketball player, and would like to start a group to play basketball games at the open outdoor courts at JVT. Interested? Contact:

Book Club

Currently, the book club is no longer active. We had a great run in 2013 – 2014 and you can read about some of the books we read in ‘Stories from the Village‘.  If someone wishes to restart a book reading club, do inform me !  (updated Dec2015)

Boot Camp

Boot Camp is on everyday but Saturday at Sunmarke school with Juandre Kruger!
Juandre is Reps level 3 certified, fully insured and can also organize home 1 to 1 training for small groups of 4-5 people.  At just 60aed per session, no excuses – it’s time to get fit!

Sun: 6am to 7am
Mon: 6am to 7am or 4pm to 5pm
Tue: 6am to 7am or 4pm to 5pm
Wed: 6am to 7am or 4pm to 5pm
Thurs: 6am to 7am or 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Friday: 8am to 9am

The first class is always free! Quote the JVT Community Website to benefit from a trial class. Contact: or 056 665 2506 to sign up now.


Some 900 kilometres of cycle paths all across Dubai. The nearest to us is the Al Qudra cycle path now available to access behind Arabian Ranches 2. Read all about it in the Gulf News article from 30 June 2013. Recent article from the National on 8 Aug 2015 tells more.

Cycle Safe Dubai holds regular gatherings on Friday mornings at 6:30 am (winter) or 6:00 am (summer) for rides of 35k, 45k, 65k, 85k or 100k. Meet at  the 2nd round-about on Al Qudra Road, toward Bab Al Shams, about a 15/20 minute drive from JVT. Find out more on:

Every Wednesday from 6pm until 9pm the Dubai Autodrome opens for Cycling, Jogging, and Roller Blading

Dance classes

Shiamak danceFrom the World’s Biggest Bollywood Dance Academy now in JVT at SUNMARKE School, 2018 brings new format and new styles!

Join Shiamak Super 7 and learn 7 styles in 8 classes – BOLLY JIVE – BHANGRA SWAG – SALSA FUSION – GULLY HIP HOP – THEATRE CONTEMPORARY – MJ ZINGHAT – SWAG JAZZ at Sunmarke school.

Classes starting again soon!

Belly Dancing

Ladies and teenagers are welcome to join Belly Dance workout sessions with Mahi at her home in District 8F. It’s a chance to learn belly dance for fun; to bring back your stamina and femininity while no doubt helping you get fit and lose excess weight. She’ll even come to your home for a group of friends. Contact: 0506560797 or

Friendly Football matches

Sign up on this Facebook group to join in.

Football Classes

ES-Football-logo-Vertical-RGBElite Football Academy offers young players the opportunity to train at state of the art facilities with the most highly respected coaches in Dubai. The sessions provide each player a platform to develop their skills, understanding and confidence whilst enjoying the energetic, fun approach of the coaching team. The sessions focus on educating the players technically and tactically whilst also ensuring they understand the importance of leadership, team cohesion and sportsmanship.

Session time: Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm at Sunmarke School (for all ages)

Key Dates:

  • 15th December – Winter camps start
  • 5th January – Term 2 football sessions start
  • 16th February – Half term camps start
  • 29th March – Spring camps start
  • 12th April – Term 3 football sessions start
  • 5th July – Summer camps start

Visit their website for more information. Phone: +971 4 554 5916


Budo-juku-logo-2017Judo – the gentle way – is a Japanese martial art which involves two individuals that uses forces of balance, power and movement to attempt to subdue each other. Judo was the first martial art introduced in the Olympics. Classes are conducted in English and follow the Japanese syllabus.  Budo Juku holds regular seminars with world champions and competitions throughout the year for all students.  Internationally recognized gradings are conducted by officials twice a year. 

Email: or Phone: +971 4 813 5637 or +050 289 3981

Class Schedule
4:30 – 5:15pm for 4 – 7 years old
5:15 – 6:15pm for 8 – 11 years old
9:00 – 9:45am for 4 – 7 years old
9:45 – 10:45am for 8 – 11 years old
10:45 – 11:45am for 12+ & adults



Karate – meaning empty hand in Japanese – is a traditional martial art. Classes are conducted in English following the Japanese syllabus. Each student is affiliated to the Official Wado Ryu Academy with internationally recognized gradings. Examinations are twice yearly by an official representative. Competitions at national level for KATA and KUMITE are held throughout the year. Selected Squad students can compete in Fight Night once a year and can get the opportunity to represent the UAE in Japan every two years.

Email: or Phone: +971 4 813 5637 or +050 289 3981

Class details coming soon!

Moms & Tots

Join the Facebook group to participate

Pilates at JVT

Since Jan 2017, the lovely Sarah and friends are teaching pilates and yoga classes in her backyard studio. Whatsapp or call 056 774 6422 for the schedule

Zeina Kabbara is a freelance certified SCOTT Pilates and Total Barre instructor offering classes in the comfort of yourhome in JLT/ Marina/ Jumeira Park/ Jumeira Islands/ Emirates Hills/ JVT/ JVC/ Springs/ Meadows/ Lakes. For more info and bookings please contact : +971 55 4295656


TFA logoThe Football Academy (TFA) is running a Saturday soccer class for 3 – 6 year olds at Arcadia Preparatory School. Class every Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30am.

Sign up for First Step Soccer by contacting TFA on 050 455 2239.

Visit their website for more details.

Swim classes for kids and adults

ES-Swimming-logo-Vertical-RGBSwimming with Elite is great fun and has many health benefits as well as educating swimmers in water safety and working towards becoming successful athletes. With this in mind they have developed a fun filled program that follows the British ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) framework. They also draw on our highly qualified coaches with innovative ideas to help your child become the best swimmer they can possibly be.

Session times: Sessions run throughout the week and weekends at Sunmarke School (for all ages and ability levels including children and adult only sessions) / Contact us today to book your FREE swimming assessment.

Key Dates:

  • 15th December – Winter camps start
  • 5th January – Term 2 swimming sessions start
  • 16th February – Half term camps start
  • 29th March – Spring camps start
  • 12th April – Term 3 swimming sessions start
  • 5th July – Summer camps start

Check out their website for more information. Phone: +971 4 554 5916

HPSC logoHigh Performance Swimming Club is offering a range of children’s  classes and adult swim at Sunmarke school. There are beginner, intermediate, stroke improvement, pre-squad and squad training for children and adult recreational swim, stroke correction and swim fit class.

Click to view the schedule of classes for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday options as well as fees and term dates.

On-line Registration is quick and simple to do! For new joiners, they always provide a free assessment.

Check out their website to learn more about their programs and their coaches.
HPSC Office: 050 – 1754747          Email:

HA_LOGO-Pantone Orange 165 C - color_2Since 2007, starting out with 16 squads swimmers in its first week, the academy now helps over 6,000 people every week to improve their aquatics skills. Click here to join the Academy.

Classes are offered for level 1 to Bronze at Arcadia Preparatory school on Tuesdays from 14:00- 18:15 and Wednesdays from 14:15-17:45. A free assessment will be offered to identify the best suited level for the swimmer. Contact Hamilton Aquatics for more details on or call: 04-450-8832.


Budo-juku-logo-2017Considered the ‘home of martial arts’, Budo Juku is offering classes at Sunmarke school again this year. They hold regular seminars with world champions and competitions throughout the year for all students.  Internationally recognized gradings are conducted by officials twice a year. 

Email: @or Phone: +971 4 813 5637 or +050 289 3981

Class Schedule
4:00 – 4:45pm for 4 – 7 years old
4:45 – 5:45pm for 8 – 11 years old


Looking for a tennis buddy: Click here !

Court 1                 District 5
Court 2                 District 8
Court 3                 District center strip WEST
Court 4                 District center strip EAST
Court 5                 District 9

Active Sports have the mandate from Nakheel to manage the tennis court booking system. You must register via their Online Court Booking system.

The rules are:

-Court bookings up to max 7 days in advance only
-One reservation only, you can book again as soon as reservation time is over
-One bookings account per household only
-Residents may only book Sports Courts within the community in which they reside.

To be able to book the Sports Courts you need to create an account:

  1. Click HERE to register an account with the online booking system
  2. Please allow a few days for the system to clarify that the applicant is a community resident.
  3. You will then be notified that your account is active and ready to take bookings.

For booking Football fields or Cricket Grounds, tournaments or events, please contact Active Sports with your requests:

Winter Walkers

JVT Winter Walkers – Get together every Wednesday evening meeting out front of Sunmarke school at 7.30pm.  Come along for a chat and make new friends !!!


Since Jan 2017, the lovely Sarah and friends are teaching pilates and yoga classes in her backyard studio. Whatsapp or call 056 774 6422 for the schedule.

Two yoga teachers living in JVT also offer group and private classes. They are trained and experience, and have first aid and reps certification to work in Dubai. For ladies, couples, kids and mum-to-be!

For more info call Preety 055 221 6345 or Beatrix 055 629 0508

Zumba classes

Contact AbiZumba at: 055 60 86 987 to sign up.  Held several days a week morning or afternoon in JVT District 4H near Limitless

Do you have a group or club that meets regularly?

Want to invite others to start a group  activity with you?

Post information here so others can contact you easily.

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  1. Hello everybody, I’m sorry if I’m posting on the wrong section.
    I’m really interested to join your community. And I’m planning to buy a house in JVT.
    I saw that a lot of people are selling the town house with a huge garden( plot around 8000sq/ft) is there any particular reason if everybody is selling? I don’t want to buy it and then discover something bad. Any suggestion/consideration is more than welcome! Thanks!


    • Hello Salo88, Thanks for your comment. We’re not aware of anything regarding your question. However, you should of course visit the villa and you could have an inspection done by a qualified architect. We hope that you’ll like the neighborhood!


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