New shops and services in JVT

One thing I love about Dubai is that there is always something new. Leave for a few weeks business trip or a few months holiday over the summer and you come back to discover new roads, new restaurants or new shops.

Last month saw several new openings in JVT I am happy to report.

We now have something for the guys with a gents salon, just next door to my favorite eatery Noa’s Délice

We also have not one, but two laundry services on opposite sides of The Imperial Residence. Let us know your favorite!

Don’t forget about all the other great services available right here in JVT for hair, nails or a nice lunchtime meal! 

For a listing of all the JVT shops, bookmark this page!

Let us know if you hear about any new shops coming to the village.

Your friendly neighbor blog team 🙂

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After school classes in JVT. Let’s get moving!

It’s that time again – summer vacation is over and we are dressing children in their school uniforms. The regular routine is starting again. I expect many parents are thinking about how to keep their kids busy after school and expose them to new ideas and build new skills. Rest assured, once again there are a great number of fun activities to try right here in JVT thanks to an excellent line up at Sunmarke school. Kudos to Elaine Baille for her great line up of after school activities!

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I am happy to share my favorites below for which you can find all the details on the JVT community website by clicking here! There are many more activities as well that are hosted by residents. You can find these by browsing the same Activities page.

Energy expending classes top my list as youngsters really need to get out some pent up energy before bed!  Why not try the new soccer classes on offer by FCBEscola or the AC Milan Academy. Not only will your kids learn the skill of the game, they also gain many great life skills by participating in an organized team sport.

For individual sports, Judo and Taekwondo are amazing ways to get fit, increase flexibility and build mental strength as well. Get in touch with our great friends at Budo Juku who are running classes again this year at Sunmarke.

Shotokan Karate is also on offer right here in JVT with expert Sensei and former UK champion, Alex Gardner. Karate is another great means of self-defense and teaches respect, builds self-esteem and fosters confidence. Here is a short article on the difference between the three disciplines. Visit the Gulf Star website for more info. 

If dancing is your thing, you are in luck! The Shiamak Dance Workshop is now starting in JVT on Tuesdays – Thursday for children, juniors and adults. Their classes are a great means of self expression and a fun way to expend a lot of energy. You might find me at their Bollywood dance class! Check out their website to know more.

And there’s more to come. Swim classes, chess club and language classes in French, Spanish and Russian from qualifed teachers are all available right here in JVT. Details will be posted on the JVT website in the coming days. You can also get take many different home exercise classes on offer by some local residents. Check out the listing to view all the options.

PS – If you’ve got a home or group activity going that is not listed, get in touch! We are happy to mention any activities hosted by residents for free. Let’s get moving JVT!

Keep your Home Safe this Summer

Nakheel has recently shared an important message about Home Safety over the holidays. The JVT Residents blog is happy to forward this information which you may wish to consult.

Dubai Police run a Home Safety Programme, a security scheme designed to protect homes during long periods of absence, such as summer holidays.

Click here to access a PDF on the scheme guidelines and information which includes an application form to sign up. For further information or additional enquiries on the Home Safety Programme, please visit www.dubaipolice.gov.ae

We’d also like to recommend that neighbors look out for each other over the summer period and report any suspicious activity around the neighborhood to the JVT security (Tel: 04 390 3333 or 04 375 9944).

Happy Holidays !

 

Give to the JVT fridges this Ramadan

Many JVTers have responded to the call, but more support is needed. All throughout Ramadan, the fridge initiative is providing sustinence to the needy among us.

Here in JVT, there are many less fortunate – our gardeners, security guards and the hundreds of labourers building our new shopping malls and the surrounding apartment buildings.

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The JVT Ramadan fridges run out of stock several times a day. Yesterday, my family and I filled two fridges and met one of the wonderful fridge managers who told us about the daily ritual of filling the fridge and the many workers stopping by for a refreshment or some fruit.

Here’s where to head:

  • District 5 Villa B37
  • District 9 Villa E26 and Villa N15
  • Imperial Residence lobby
  • Safestway supermarket (next to cashier)

What to give:

  • Drinks: water, juices, soda, laban
  • Fruit: bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, watermelon in portions
  • Vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, onions
  • Dry food such as dates, biscuits, nuts and crisps

Time to share !

If you want to know more, sign up with the Facebook group Ramadan Sharing Fridges in the UAE  or read the recent Gulf News article featuring our own JVT resident Alison Wade!

Leave us a comment about how you are helping others this Ramadan and inspire more action.

JVT resident volunteers in rural Uganda

Fellow residents, Ramadan Kareem!

I have been somewhat silent the last two months, my apologies.  Life has simple taken over and I’ve had a lot less free time  (which is what I use for writing this blog).

As you know, I like to feature JVT residents and this time you are in for a treat (I hope you’ll agree). I am sharing what yours truly does in her regular working hours aside from raising two kids, walking an energetic dog and trying to keep up with my husband”s fast paced life.

I have spent my time for the last sixteen months as a volunteer running a primary school program in Dubai for Surge which teaches kids about the global water crisis and to be mindful of their water footprint. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure to teach at Arcadia!

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In April, I joined a volunteer trip to Uganda to teach young people about good hygiene and proper hand washing – vital for good health. My most vivid memory will surely always be meeting a young 9 year old girl called Monica. She took me to visit her home (a few mud huts) where she lives with her parents and nine other siblings. Girls like Monica miss out on school every day all and across Africa simply because they get sick from dirty hands and dirty water.

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I was honored to be featured in this month’s Ramadan special of Al Bayan to talk about the importance of providing safe water and sanitation and educating our youth to be responsible global citizens.

Watch the video here. Enjoy!

Linda

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