Nakheel reminds residents about rules on dogs

19 November 2017

Dear owners and residents, 

We continue to receive numerous complaints from residents about the lack of care and control over pets by some members of the community.  

There are two concerns in particular:

·    Unleashed dogs, leading to discomfort and unease among residents

·    Dogs owners failing to clean up after their pets

We are therefore issuing a timely reminder of our Community Rules and Regulations to ensure that all residents are clear about what is and is not acceptable. These regulations are designed to promote safe, harmonious living, and Nakheel Community Planning and Management is responsible for ensuring compliance at all times. All pet owners are required to follow these rules, and to educate family members and domestic staff so that they too are familiar with the regulations.

·    All dogs must be kept on a leash and under the handler’s full control at all times within the Master Community when not being within the secured boundary walls of a resident’s plot.

·    Dog owners are fully responsible for removal of their pets’ excrement in a prompt and sanitary manner.

·    Pet owners are fully responsible for damage caused by their pet, including damage to landscaping by digging, defecation or urination.  Pet owners will also be held responsible if their pet causes personal injury to another property, tenant, guest or member of the public.

·    Subject to applicable laws, Nakheel is authorised to request the relevant authority to impound and remove any animal from the Master Community if it is considered a nuisance or threat to the community.

We encourage anybody who witness any behaviour that contravenes these rules to contact our security team (04 3903333) who will take the appropriate action.  

For further information, please contact us at

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.



The JVT Community Website is pleased to share all Nakheel notices with residents. This website is maintained by residents, for residents. We are not affiliated with the master developer. Kindly direct your questions on the community policies to the Nakheel customer service (



Celebrate Earth Hour close to home

Dear JVTers,

Earth Hour is nearly upon us. This Saturday evening, millions of people will switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm. Surely, more is needed to protect our planet but this is a common action we can all easily take.

If you are ready to do more, join the crowd that will be attending a free community screening of ‘Home’ at JLT.  This film is a beautiful documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand that is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places from fifty-four countries. It poignantly depicts how Earth’s problems are all interlinked. Engaging and educational, the film is ideal for family viewing  !

Even more, the viewing supports SURGE, a non-profit investing in delivering clean water solutions to communities in need around the world. Surge Middle East operates a primary school program in the UAE to educate young people about the global water crisis and encourage conservation efforts. Myself a Surge volunteer in Dubai, I wish to personally invite all JVTers to close their tap, switch off their lights and come over to JLT to join us for this free film on Saturday evening.


Screening is at 7:30pm on the 19th of March at JLT Community Park, behind cluster ‘O’.

To watch the trailer, see the location map and RSVP you can visit the FB page of the organizer Urban Bedou at:  

 For more information about Surge, visit their website. 

Surge is also looking for companies sponsors of the school program. This provides your business and employee volunteers an excellent opportunity to directly contribute to an important issue in the UAE as part of your CSR agenda. If interested, email me ( for more details.

Photo Call to Spruce Things Up

Hello JVT Community,

It’s time to improve upon the look, feel and content of this community website.

I’ve already taken a first step and convinced two fellow JVTers to contribute to this blog. Together, we’ll be unearthing some interesting facts, little known information and just overall fun things that people are organizing in the community. We intend to start a ‘reviews’ section and will provide you our unbiased thoughts about local, nearby establishments such as restaurants, shops, great reads and innovative products that local residents have come across. We also plan to interview some people that call JVT home or work for us in the community – a ‘meet’ the neighbors feature to learn more about what others are doing. So stay tuned for stories from our very own Mrs. Moneypenny and Tessa.

We’d also like to give a new look and feel to the site. To this end, we’re putting out this call today for photographs.  Who can rival the great photos taken by pilot Karim Nafatni shared on our community Facebook page? Send us your photos of JVT in the ‘olden days’, an unusual shot, a sunset or sunrise (if you’re that type of person) or even your own attempt at an aerial view! The choice is yours. Select one of your photos that best represents life in JVT from your perspective and send* it to us before 28th June ( The winning photo will be featured on the home page of a newly designed site coming this September.

We hope to keep improving the blog and look to you, our readers, to tell us what else might add to your experience when you visit the site.

Thanks !

— Lee

* By sending any photo, you authorize the website to publish the provided photograph. Photos will not be used for commercial purposes but only to enhance the visual appeal of the aforementioned site, a blog to exchange information and foster a positive community spirit.

A few of Karim’s photos of Dubai for inspiration: (click to enlarge)

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