Pest Control Fogging – Today and Tomorrow in JVT

Message from Nakheel

In line with the standard pest control requirements of the Dubai Municipality, please be informed that we will conduct fogging treatment in the external areas of Jumeirah Village Triangle on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April 2017. The process will begin at 4.00am on both days, and will last until 6.00am.

Kindly note that our pest control service provider is certified by the Dubai Municipality and that the material used for this procedure is DM-certified. The timing selected for the treatment also follows the standard set by Dubai Municipality.

As per Dubai Municipality guidelines, residents and their families are advised to stay inside with doors and windows closed during the procedure. Pets should also be kept inside if possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For any enquiries or feedback, please contact us directly at JVT.community@nakheel.com

Assuring you of our best attention at all times.

Sincerely,

Nakheel Asset Management

The Doctor is In… and his name is Michael Timms!

Today is World Health Day and the perfect time to write about one of our newest residents. Dr Michael Timms is a Consultant ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon who recently moved in to Jumeirah Village Triangle. After almost 7 years in Riyadh, he and his family have returned to Dubai and settled in JVT last fall. He decided to move back to Dubai primarily for his family and the enjoyable lifestyle. This time around, he chose to be self employed and also enjoy the freedom to work at several clinics and hospitals setting his own timetables. “Thirty six years as an employee is more than enough and I wish I had done this (self-employment) years ago,” he explained.

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Dr Michael surely must enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. He also seems to have a great bedside manner. For some reason, I find that so many doctors I have consulted (and there have been quite a few) generally see me as a number – another patient, another illness. It often seems like a big racket to me, getting in the most patients per day, ordering many tests and never particularly looking for the root cause just prescribing another pill. It was quite refreshing to hear from Dr Michael about his approach. “I get patients of every nationality telling me I am the first doctor who understood their problem, looked them in the eye while listening and explained the treatment plan so they feel part of it,” explained Dr Michael. “The thing is, I don’t see why this should be special, as it costs me nothing and feels natural,” he commented.

He treats all ENT conditions in adults and children. I plan to look him up for my daughter’s next ear infection which seems to be a regular occurrence in my life! You can call on Dr Michael for all the routine things like tonsil & adenoid problems, ear infections and sinus diseases. He also handles more complex things like Cochlear Implants for babies born deaf, rhinoplasty for people with noses they don’t like and endoscopic relief of obstructed tear ducts. I’ve also learned that if you have someone in the household with a snoring problem you might want to consult with Dr Michael as he is an international teacher on ENT and surgery using a minimally invasive procedure called ‘coblation’ (Google it!).

When I asked him about some fun stories to share, he told me about doing live surgery in front of medical audiences in 42 different countries which he calls ‘great fun’! However, being rather queasy myself, I wasn’t too keen for details. “I wanted to be a doctor since I was a child. Dissecting animals at school made me want to be a surgeon,” Dr Michael told me. “I am no saint, but there is something very rewarding about fixing peoples’ problems and getting thank you’s many times a day. Operating is great fun if you do it well and I feel incredibly lucky to have a job that is also a hobby. I actually like going to work,” he said.

One of his more recent amusing moments was seeing three sisters all with the same problem of snoring. Instead of seeing them individually, I interviewed them as a group. It was like having a party, with a lot of giggling as they tried to describe keeping everyone in business class awake with their symphony of snoring. They all had the same abnormalities causing the problem and will end up having the same treatment. I don’t know why, but the whole thing made me crack up.

The most touching story was how he met his wife Mona on a teaching trip to Dubai 🙂

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If you need an ENT specialist, he can be found for consultations at a variety of locations – at the nearby Saudi German Hospital, at the Advanced Hearing & Balance Centre in WAFI Mall and Al Zahra Hospital in Sharjah.

Dr Michael Timms is qualified in Leeds, UK in June 1980. He completed his higher surgical training in Manchester and became an ENT Consultant in Blackburn & Burnley in 1992. He was clinical director of ENT, Ophthalmology & Maxillo-facial Surgery there until April 2010. He then became ENT Consultant & Cochlear Implant Surgeon at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh until moving to Dubai and has been living in JVT since September 2016.  Since he’s in the neighborhood, he might even do a house call as follow up to any post-op procedures if need be!

Contact him via his website to arrange appointments: profmichaeltimms.com

Share a Smile with Security today!

Share a smile with the JVT security team! It’s International Day of Happiness today!

I stopped at Gate 1 to snap this picture and realized how much traffic, sand and noise our guards have to deal with on a daily basis. Still, they are usually at the ready with a friendly wave, despite the heat and the long days.

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Share a smile today!

On this day to remember what we are grateful for, the JVT blog is happy to give a shout out for our security staff and ask residents to offer a smile back today on International #happiness Day and why not all year round?

Book Fair today and tomorrow in JVT

If you love reading, this is for you.

In preparation for World Book Day, the Arcadia Preparatory School is holding a book fair on Tuesday February 28 and Wednesday March 1.

All JVT residents are welcome to visit from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

English and Arabic language books will be for sale at good prices direct from the distributor.

There will be books for all ages, including adults!

World Book Day is celebrated annually on 2nd March to encourage reading.

For the last twenty years, World Book Day has been going strong across the UK to share the joy and value of books and reading.

So, be sure to pop in to Arcadia school today or tomorrow and grab yourself a new book for the weekend!

Snoopy lives here in the Village and will care for your furry friends when in need!

JVT is synonymous with animal lovers. I believe we must live in the most pet-friendly community in Dubai. We only acquired our four-legged friend just over a year ago but I now find my daily walks are even more pleasant when I cross paths with chatty and happy dog owners.

Therefore, I was especially thrilled to find out that the owners of Snoopy Pets happen to live right in our own community. I came across them when I was out on a long jaunt around the Village and noticed their branded van in front of a villa. Having piqued my curiosity, I got in touch and found out that they are happy residents here too!

dsc_0107-2I am especially excited to introduce the rest of JVT to Jim and Lindsey. Having lived in Dubai for ten years now, they set up home in our community in 2015. Together, they own and operate Snoopy Pets down in Al Quoz. A hop, skip and jump from JVT, I think any of our pet-owning residents should look into boarding their loved ones at Snoopy’s warm and caring home! Plus, Jim and Lindsey are offering bona-fide JVT residents a nice discount on their services. Read more to find out!

If you make a visit of their kennel, you’ll find 13 full time staff members caring for your domestic pets. They can board your dogs and cats as well as offering a vacation spot for rabbits and tortoises. If you need help for a day or a week, Snoopy is happy to oblige. With their own vehicles, they also offer Pet Taxis to pick-up and return your animals. I’m sure that really helps out when hectic holiday packing sets in and one forgets to plan time to take Fido to the kennel!  Even better, for those routine vet visits, Snoopy will accompany your pet to the clinic and bring him or her back home, safe and sound.  At their facility, they also have skilled groomers to give your kitty or doggy a nice trim.

For those of us who may be thinking it’s time to move on from Dubai, keep Snoopy in mind to handle your pet relocation. They manage both import and export of your treasured pets anywhere in the world. A specialty of the husband and wife team, relocations can be made easy when you have an experienced crew to help out. I enjoyed chatting with Jim about all the logistics involved with the paperwork and airport transfer. When we head back to Europe, I’d surely be happy to rely on someone so reassuring. “Moving is stressful at the best of times. In the UAE, often families are moving at short notice and not always under the most appropriate of times or circumstances. We’ve got a one stop shop to assist families to move their fur babies with as little stress as possible,” Jim noted. Lindsey explained how they plan and find individual solutions for each situation which allows the family to concentrate on other areas. “There is nothing better than seeing the relief when people realize they don’t need to worry about their pet and then the joy on their faces when they are reunited following the relocation,” she commented. In all their relocation jobs, they told me their philosophy is ‘pet first’. They always focus on the best option for the pet, then they consider the owner’s expense and last on their mind is Snoopy’s profit.

With a ten year track record, Snoopy Pets has built up a great clientele. Lindsey clearly loved working there since she joined them in 2011 and when the owner decided to leave the UAE, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take over the business.  Jim agreed to give her a hand for three months on the business plan and strategy development and hasn’t looked back since. Having decided to take the plunge to become business owners in 2013, they clearly believe in their formula and are passionate about their business.

When I asked them about one of the most memorable moments at work, it was the story of trying to catch 33 rescue cats that stood out. Arriving at the empty villa, they had to put them into correctly labelled, allocated and numbered travel boxes. With the only hiding spot being behind the oven, they didn’t expect much of a challenge. But it seems all the cats figured the oven was the best place to hide and they discovered that cats truly can run vertically and horizontally up walls! It seems all the shenanigans were watched by two dogs who sat in the middle of the floor, who did not move throughout the whole process until the last cat door was closed. At that point, they very calmly stood up, walked to their own boxes without being prompted and simply laid down in them. Thankfully, all cats and dogs arrived safe and well in their new home.

dsc_0114-2I couldn’t get them to let me in on life as a husband and wife team working together 24/7. Surely, this brings its own set of comedy sketches, but those are not for sharing I was told! But they did tell me they love living in JVT with the ability to enjoy plenty of outdoor walking with their own three dogs.

If you managed to read this piece to the end, you’ll be rewarded to learn that fellow Villagers will be offered considerable discounts if you quote the JVT blog and prove your residence!  Go meet Jim and Lindsey today for all your pet care needs and enjoy:

  • 25% off all Boarding
  • 25% off all Grooming
  • 25% off all pet taxi’s

Let us know if you spot Jim and Lindsey out for a stroll and be sure to thank them for their contribution to the pet care community in Dubai!

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Find them here:

Snoopy Pets LLC, Warehouse 6, Umm Sequim Street, (Near Marina Home Interiors), Al Quoz 4, Dubai, UAE

Web:     www.snoopypets.com
FB:          www.facebook.com/SnoopyPetsDubai
GPS coordinates:            25.108106, 55.224925

Google maps link under Snoopy Pets Relocations