Improved access roads to service Al Khail Mall

Nakheel has recently announced the appointment of Wade Adams Contracting to  build access routes into the new shopping mall located inside JVT community. The master developer is investing AED114 million in roads and bridges giving direct access to Al Khail Avenue which will boast retail, dining and entertainment facilities.

Road into Al Khail Mall

Under the contract, signed last month, work begins immediately and is due for completion next year.

The links will take motorists directly from Al Khail Road into Al Khail Avenue’s 4000-space multi-storey car park, providing seamless entry to and exit from the mall, which is under construction on the edge of Jumeirah Village Triangle, JVT. There will also be access points from JVT itself.

Operated by Nakheel Malls, the retail arm of Nakheel, Al Khail Avenue is set to open in 2020 and will have 350 shops, restaurants, entertainment outlets, and services, and be connected to a 267-room hotel, operated under the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Terhab Hotel and Towers to give JVT a Grand Mercure and Adagio serviced apartments

JVT will have a new hotel managed by Accor Group. Terhab Hotel and Towers is set to open in 2019 and aims to attract both families and corporate travelers, offering guests a unique water themed play area, a vast retail space, and multiple F&B outlets in addition to extensive meetings facilities, health clubs, spas and infinity swimming pools.

“Manazil Global Property Development presents a new and innovative concept in real estate investment through Hotel Room Investment. Now the investor is able to buy a hotel Room on a 100% freehold bases for investment purposes and with added benefit to stay in the accommodation for up-to 30 days for free every year during the holidays. The remaining of the unused periods in the hotel rental pool will be deposited for renting. The prices starting from AED 603,000 with guaranteed rewarding financial return of 30% over the first 5 years,” says Engineer Abdul Mohsen Al Hammadi.

In addition, the investor will not pay any maintenance or other fees related to water & electricity, cooling and cleaning, where all those costs are paid through a rental pool according to «Terhab» hotel management program for hotel assets.

And to improve efficiency and increase financial returns, operational and safeguard the rights of investors Terhab will supervise the performance of the hotel Management Company, financial planning, administrative and legal operations for these hotel assets for an effortless Investment for the clients.

Al Hammadi added: “We have carefully selected the most successful Hotel Operator worldwide. Confident that with AccorHotels global network including more than 4,000 hotels in 94 country and recognized management experience Adagio will reward investors with the highest return on investment.”

Property Summary:

The Grand Mercure Hotel
a (5 stars ) with 164 hotel rooms and suites in addition to luxurious SPA; at five-star standard.

The Mercure Hotel
a (4 stars) with 330 hotel rooms and suites.

 

The Adagio Hotel Apartment
compromise 285 apartments consisting of Studios, one bedroom and two bedrooms apartments.

Terhab Residences
includes 396 apartments consisting of Studios, one bedroom, two bedrooms and three bedrooms apartments and duplexes.

 


Source: manazil-uae.com Photo credit: manazil-uae.com

Arcadia secondary school in the news

We are excited to see a rendering of the new Arcadia secondary school by architects Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) in the local press.

Well known in Dubai as specialists in school design, we can be assured that GAJ will deliver a new secondary school for Arcadia that is top class.

Designing with sustainability in mind, the architects also have plans to ensure this new school is anchored within the community by providing easy access for those who walk to school and by ensuring sensible solutions for vehicle traffic.

Read the full article recently posted in DesignMENA here.

We look forward to having a new senior school in the neighborhood at the end of 2019. We’ll be sure to post all further updates from Arcadia right here on the community website.

Stay tuned!

Meet a neighbor: Christian Merieau

Christian-LTDAs soon as you encounter Christian Merieau, Founding Partner at MMAC Design Associates, it quickly becomes apparent that he’s a wonderful host. He offers great company, stimulating conversation and has an inviting, warm personality – sought after qualities in an individual who’s clearly a people’s person. As a seasoned storyteller and natural leader, he infuses his ability to construct and translate a narrative into his holistic approach to the design process.

If there were two things he knew for sure, it’s that he was bad at school, and good at drawing…..  read the full article here on LoveThatDesign !

His specialty is hospitality design so if you’re looking to open your next hotel or restaurant, give him a shout 🙂

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Our community soccer champs – Meet the team from AC Milan

Are you a soccer champ too?

I’ll admit – I’m not much of a sports buff. As I spend most days tied to my chair in front of a computer, I do try to be physically active once a day. Either a 30-minute walk or swim is my daily dose; that’s usually as much as I can fit into my schedule. I don’t care to watch others play sports either, but I do admire those who commit themselves to a sporting career. The great ones have such passion and drive. (I have that too, just for other things!)

Graziano Mannari – former professional player

I recently got the chance to meet one such individual. I sat down with Graziano Mannari, a former AC Milan player and Champions League winner, to learn that he and his team are working hard to activate our Villagers and get us and our kids moving! He is heading up the AC Milan Soccer School Dubai, one of 19 affiliated clubs worldwide. Overall, these clubs train some 9,000 children with 170 coaches across all continents. Graziano has been Head Coach at AC Milan Academies in Italy, Lithuania, Japan, Singapore and now Dubai. He has brought together a team of professional UEFA and AC Milan qualified coaches to work with kids in Dubai. It’s exciting to know that they have chosen JVT and Sunmarke school as one of their prime venues.

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AC Milan Soccer School Dubai

At the AC Milan Academy, they focus on the growth and development of boys and girls aged 4 to 16 with their accredited program at Sunmarke school. Besides the training and skills development carried out according to the AC Milan Methodology, the club’s boys and girls participate in international and local leagues and tournaments, can attend training at AC Milan Youth HQ in Milan, overseen by AC Milan Staff and are invited to participate in the AC Milan Cup, AC Milan Clinic and the AC Milan Experience. Pretty cool stuff.

Giving Back

What I enjoyed most when chatting with Graziano was that he sees soccer as so much more than just a game. He and his team aim to not only teach kids to play soccer, and play well, but also to deliver important life skills. He believes deeply in using sport to promote good values and shape intelligent, caring individuals. He is a truly caring citizen. He’s also a hidden community angel, working with Dubai’s Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to ensure that minor children who have lost one or both parents get the chance to participate in the AC Milan Soccer School Academy too.  It seems to me that Graziano is surely not in it for the money or the fame – he truly has the well-being of all children at heart. And this is what sets AC Milan Soccer School apart from the pack!

Sign up and join the fun!

If you’re interested to enroll your girls & boys with the AC Milan Soccer School Dubai, or maybe help organize a community soccer event, contact them by:
email: info@acmilansoccerschool-dubai.ae or Tel: 0562469100
Visit their website for more details.

Current Schedule at Sunmarke School:

  • Wednesday at 4.30-6pm
  • Friday at 4.30-6pm   and   6-7.30pm
  • Saturday at 9-10.30am   and   10.30am-12pm

Keep fit and keep your kids active this year – all in JVT !

With the arrival of the New Year, JVT has a number of new after school activities now available.

Ballet classes have started at Arcadia Preparatory school run by New York Sports Services on Saturday mornings for the little ones.

If dance is your thing, the Shiamak Super 7 is starting this week at Sunmarke school. The high energy classes will teach you 7 different styles in 8 classes. Bolly Jive, Bhangra Swag, Salsa Fusion, Gully Hip Hop, Theatre Contemporary, MJ Zinghat and Swag Jazz. Time to dust off your dancing shoes and get over to Sunmarke every Sunday and Tuesday. Who is going to join me? I’m giving this a try next Sunday night. Check out the JVT activities list for the class timings and details to register!

Our friends at Budo Juku have now started classes also in Arcadia so we have double the opportunities in 2018 to learn a new martial art! Try out Taekwondo, Judo, Karate or the Mixed Martial Arts class. I’m very tempted to try the MMA class myself. They teach both kids and adults. No excuses for the parents not to stay fit too!

Swimming is an excellent sport to get toned and work all the muscles in your body. Hanging out at the pool can also be a great way to make new friends! There are classes on every day between High Performance Swimming, Warrior Sport and now NYSS classes at Arcadia too. Visit the Activities Page or the JVT Calendar for all the details.

The Winter Walkers can also be spotted around JVT every Wednesday evening. Get in touch with them and join the band for some free physical activity.

Not so sporty? Why not enroll the kids in after school Chess Club or take a language lesson with Headway Institute. They have a whole lot of choices on offer.

If none of this sounds appealing, there are also tennis classes, basketball, aikido, drama classes, belly dancing, football, pilates, yoga or Zumba. All this as we wait for Nakheel to build and open the cycle path through JVT.

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Fresh Food at F-mart – now open in JVT

Hello villagers!

We are delighted to announce that a new grocery shop has opened its doors in JVT. Today was the grand opening of F-Mart.

Great coffee, just baked baguette, a fantastic fishmonger, fresh produce and just about anything you might need can all be found now in District 2! Check them out and tell John that the JVT website sent you!

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 CustomerCare@nakheel.com

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Nakheel

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 (JVT.Community@nakheel.com).

 

Decoupage Dreams! Meet Nancy Neel.

Meet Nancy Neel – a budding artist living here in JVT.

She and a friend discovered a shared passion for arts and crafts and recently embarked on a home-based creative venture. They have an instagram page for their home business to share their creativity and artistic taste.

Prodded by her son, Nancy also started a YouTube channel to document the items she creates. Watch some of her videos to see exactly how she creates her pieces! You can see the application of decoupage on a ceramic plate or glass vase. Be inspired by how she has recycled an old lantern or decorated a candle with decoupage to make your own creations.

Nancy says she is motivated by her friends and family. “They encourage me on this path to create my own style which is influenced by my passion of art and crafts,” Nancy tells me. “I fell in love with applying decoupage on all types of surfaces, especially on ceramics.”

She explained to me that, at some point, she decided “to stop being only a consumer and start to be a productive person” as well. Our world would indeed be a better place with a little less consumerism and a lot more re-use or upcyling of products and materials to give them a second life.

If you’re interested in her work, get in touch by email (nneel@qti.qualcomm.com) or give her a ring on 050-1008836 !