With ‘Makani’ and the new street signs just announced this week, JVT residents fear no more! Being lost in JVT will soon be a thing of the past. No more waiting hours for your food delivery. Visiting friends should find you without circling hours around the neighborhood!
Have you seen these? The promise that it will be possible to navigate around JVT with ease…
Coming soon to a villa near you!
Nakheel has even designed a new community map. It’s color-coded by district. With three shades of blue and two shades of green, it is not clear that the color system will help much, but at least every villa and townhouse will display the district number. You’ll note that each house now has an alpha-numeric code.
Overall, this represents a clear improvement. Looking forward to seeing if there will be any other directional or way finding signs in the future. Personally, I don’t care for the road-side advertising that recently sprung up along Tulip Street and wonder if the fees will at least be re-invested in community development projects. Let’s ask Nakheel.
‘Makani’ – this must be what Nakheel has been waiting for!
Under the new ‘My Location’ system, every house and building in Dubai will now have its own unique number. Enter the number on http://www.makani.ae and bam, you’ll be effortlessly transported to your destination on Google map. Beam me up Scottie! Well almost. Ask the site to give you directions or convert your Makani number into GPS coordinates to text to the person looking for your place. Nothing easier ! I’ve tested the new online system which seems to work effortlessly. I’m not sure why the App requires access to my contacts, however, so I think I’ll hold off on downloading this for now. At least we can certainly expect food deliveries, taxis and ambulances to find us now, even in the black hole of a Triangle where we live.
With this new initiative, we can clearly say ‘welcome to the future’! Have you seen anything this amazing elsewhere? DXB Vision 2021 has just made street signs obsolete. Let’s hope Nakheel is clued in and doesn’t waste any more of our money by investing in superfluous signage. Why bother now. We’ve managed for four years without any and now our smart city has given us a fantastic tool. You have to love Dubai! I certainly do. Nevertheless, I will miss the creativity of all my neighbors and their hand made signs.
Here are some images of the JVT hand-made street signs (and the few ‘test’ signs made years ago) for the nostaligic at heart.