Big brands from Alshaya group to open in Al Khail Avenue Mall

In case you missed the news last week, Nakheel has announced a deal with Alshaya group to bring many big brand names to the Al Khail Avenue Mall right here in the Village!

Here’s what we can expect:

More than 75 per cent of shop space at Al Khail Avenue is now booked, with more deals in the pipeline. Dubai’s Landmark Group and Al Tayer Group are also confirmed, occupying almost 275,000 sq ft between them through brands such as Home Centre, Centrepoint, Reiss, Fun City, Gap, Banana Republic and Mamas & Papas.

Waitrose and Reel Cinemas are also signed up!

Al Khail Avenue, currently under construction along Dubai’s Al Khail Road on the eastern edge of Nakheel’s Jumeirah Village Triangle community, has 1.2 million sq ft of retail space containing 350 shops, a 14-screen cinema complex and a wide range of dining outlets. The mall, which will be attached to a 256-room DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, is set for completion in 2018.

 

*images courtesy of Alshaya group website.

Recycling arrives in JVT

It seems we have another reason to thank Nakheel these days.

Two recylcing areas have been set up in JVT. One is located at District 2, Gate 3 (Jumeirah Park exit).

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The other can be found in District 9 on Tulip street on the edge of Park 4.

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Unfortunately, there is no section for glass. It’s also somewhat surprising there is no bin inside the units so one can wonder how the waste management company will be collecting the recycled items. Anyhow, this is a wonderful start!

And, after many years of driving to Springs to dispose of my daily newspaper, aluminum cans and empty wine bottles, I’m not complaining!!

So neighbors, here’s to practicing good habits with the 5Rs (or 6 as I prefer) for sustainable living, in this order:

Refuse The most simple tactic, say no. Don’t buy or accept things you don’t need!

Reduce  Yes, indeed,this means consume less too!

Reuse  Take reusable bags to the store. Skip the disposal stuff and buy reusable items instead.

Repurpose Can you gift this item instead of trashing it? Would someone else be happy with your second-hand clothes?  Can you make it into something new?

Recycle Use the Nakheel bins for this 🙂

and finally, another way to save the planet is to recycle organic waste by composting. So, go ahead and

Rot! Have you read my article on the Bokashi? It’s perfect for turning our poor sand into fertile soil.

Start today!

You’ll note that recycling efforts, while important, are topped by other critical efforts we all should make.

Comment below about what you are doing to give our planet a fighting chance.

Cycle Track coming to JVT

Great news! We’ve learned that Nakheel is planning a new 13km cycle track in JVT. This will link up to the city-wide cycling circuit. We already see many people cycling to school in the village. It will be fantastic to be able to enjoy the outdoors even more.

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Nakheel is creating safe, scenic bike routes to encourage recreational cycling and promote health and wellbeing among families and individuals of all ages as part of its commitment to enhancing developments with new facilities and services. Dedicated paths are needed to allow new and experienced cyclists to ride safely, without having to use main roads. The cycle track network will make cycling more accessible and inspire people to get pedalling to keep fit, socialise and help the environment.  For example, people will be able to cycle to the shops, school and friends’ houses without using the car.

The plan also includes a 10 km ‘super loop’, for more experienced riders which can be seen on the below map.

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Read more about the plans in Gulf News.

*story updated with map on 5 Feb 2017

Update on JVT Gate Passes

9 November 2016 – Message from Nakheel

Dear valued resident,

We would like to apologise for the delay in the JVT access cards activation and issuance programme.  However, we are delighted to inform you that we are currently finalising this process, and will begin distributing the cards in the next few weeks.

To ensure the accuracy of the information collected previously, we kindly ask all residents to check that the documents originally submitted are still valid and to send us any updated information as soon as possible.  For example, if tenancy contracts, passport details or Emirates ID numbers have changed, please let us know by providing the updated information on the attached form.

Residents who have not yet applied for their access cards are asked to complete the form and email toJVT.Community@nakheel.com, along with the required documents.

The JVT gate barriers will be activated once all applications have been finalised.  To ensure that this happens as quickly as possible, we request that all new and updated applications are submitted by 30 November 2016.

For enquiries or more information, please contact our Customer Care Centre on +9714 390 3333 or email us at JVT.Community@nakheel.com

Many thanks for your continued support and co-operation.

Sincerely,

 Jumeirah Village Triangle Community

Nakheel Asset Management and Infrastructure

Download the formaccess-card-form

Pest Control in JVT from 9-13 October

Nakheel Notification:

In line with the Dubai Municipality’s standard pest control requirements, we will be conducting pest control treatment at Jumeirah Village Triangle from Sunday 9 October until Thursday 13 October 2016.

The work will take place at the landscaped areas, streets and main roads with treatments taking placebetween 9.00 am and 12.00 am on each day as scheduled below:

Area covered Day Time
Tulip Street and Orchid Street

Districts 2, 3 and 4

Districts 6 and 7

Districts 8 and 9

Districts 1, 2 and 3 (park areas)

Sunday 9 Oct 2016

Monday 10 Oct 2016

Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Wednesday 12 Oct 2016

Thursday 13 Oct 2016

9.00 am until 12.00 pm

9.00 am until 12.00 pm

9.00 am until 12.00 pm

9.00 am until 12.00 pm

9.00 am until 12.00 pm

Kindly note that our pesticide treatment service provider and the material used for the procedure are approved by the Dubai Municipality, and the timings selected for the treatment follow DM standards.

As per Dubai Municipality advice, 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

Hilton hotel in JVT

Recent news reports have indicated that Nakheel has signed a deal with Hilton Worldwide to operate the planned hotel connected to our upcoming shopping mall Al Khail Avenue.

The 18 story, 256 room hotel will be a DoubleTree by Hilton and will include a restaurant, coffee shop, lounge, outdoor terrace, pool deck, gym.and leisure club.

Fun in the sun at JVT awaits!

Making JVT better !

I recently had the true pleasure to meet with Mohamed Al Qassem, Managing Director for Nakheel Communities. I must admit that I did not expect to be received directly by the Managing Director when I sent Nakheel a very long list of questions regarding the status of works in JVT. We had a lovely discussion and while I did not leave with specific timelines and commitments like any good North American would desire, I certainly felt that concerns of owners and residents can be heard and will be acted upon within the limits of what is realistic and possible.

I am delighted to share with other JVT residents the essence of our discussion. I hope this will provide everyone with a good outlook on future improvements to expect in our neighborhood.

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Arial View of JVT (venturesonsite.com)

Bubbling water – fountains, lake and roads?

My first concern, which I expect is shared by many, was to get a clear understanding of the plans to address the troubling groundwater issue. The recent rainstorm in March set off spectacular flooding across Dubai and JVT was clearly affected as well. Since then, Nakheel has siphoned off the standing water from roads and in the main parks. You may have noticed that work was already underway to alleviate the rising level of the lake and amassing groundwater prior to the devastating rains. At my meeting, I learned that Nakheel had already commissioned a study to assess the water table issue and they are hoping for final conclusions to be delivered sometime in June. One of the early findings of the report is the need to locate a permanent, underground pump in JVT to siphon off the sea water which finds its way to us by below ground cavities and natural channels. We can look forward to the many canals and fountains being activated once appropriate long-term solutions are agreed upon so that the proper foundations are in place to allow for sustainable operation of these waterways. We can also expect the lake to be rehabilitated as part of this process.  It was also noted that bridges are missing at the bottom of staircases that adjoin many canals. I was assured this will be addressed as well. Anyone who has lived in Dubai for some time will realize that excess rainwater and managing groundwater sources is a concern in areas across the city. We can look forward to completion of the study that we hope will find the best solutions for our neighborhood. I must remark here that the landscaping has vastly improved over the last year, and while we await some aspects that must be completed, clearly with these ongoing studies, there will be more positive change to come.

A key to JVT – new map !

Another considerable problem in JVT for the last four years has been the lack of way-finding and street signage.  Those living in the community will have seen that road signs are now nearly all in place.  This has brought about some changes to house numbering and the old plot number system is back in place to identify a townhouse or villa. In addition, the streets have now been allocated ‘names’ or more correctly to say, an alpha-numeric code. At first glance, it is somewhat confusing despite the color coding of each district. In the course of our discussion, the idea was raised for a proper map to be designed showing not only districts but street names as well.  Mohamed was keen to take this idea forward and will be commissioning this map to facilitate directions for residents and visitors alike.

Advertising to JVT residents – revenue for whom?

On another note, I also enquired about the advertising signage on the main roads. I was curious to know if the revenue generated from these advertising panels will offset the community management fees charged to owners by Nakheel. Unfortunately, this is not being considered despite the fact that RERA is encouraging developers to ‘think outside the box’ rather than raise service charges. A recent Gulf News article notes that ‘developers must allocate some of the built-up area for revenue generation. The proceeds from these can go into the service charge fund, according to the Rera head. “These assets can contribute 50-70 per cent of the service charges,” said Marwan Bin Galita, Rera CEO.’ Possibly, we can stimulate a discussion with Nakheel management to take under consultation a plan for revenue generated in the community to be directly applied to maintenance costs?

Access to JVT – gate passes

If you have been wondering, the gate passes are indeed coming soon. The deadline to submit paperwork was extended, but nevertheless, we can expect that passes will be on their way.  The gates make our communities secure and allow the guards to control who is coming and going. This can only be a positive evolution to give residents more peace of mind. I would encourage those who have not already done so to submit their paperwork, lest they be stopped and questioned at the entry each day. Give our guards a helping hand by getting your gate pass in order!

RRR in JVT? Recycling on the horizon

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – surely our planet needs us to do more in terms of reuse and wasting less. Therefore, I asked Mohamed about plans to bring recycling opportunities to JVT.  I, for one, travel weekly to Springs or Jumeirah Park to deposit the papers, plastic, glass and aluminum that my family diligently sets aside. It would make life somewhat simpler if we could access a central recycling bin closer to home.  I learned that Nakheel has already started discussions on this topic and explored alternatives for the collection of paper separated from our regular trash. Happily, they are looking at the cost/benefit analysis of doing this in different ways. No one would be happy with a large increase in the annual maintenance fee, but clearly one can look forward to Nakheel identifying a way for those living in JVT to do our part for the planet right within the community in a cost-effective manner.

Leisure Time in JVT

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Rendering of Al Khail Avenue shopping centre  (thenational.ae)

The planned shopping center, Al Khail Avenue, is well underway. I was told that Nakheel will be releasing an official progress report to the press very soon. Of course, we can all see the deep hole and the foundations being built and I’ve learned that a construction tender will go out next month bringing the new mall and cinema that much closer to reality. For many, weekends are also about family time and personal renewal. Therefore, I also asked whether there are any plans afoot for a JVT mosque. Many worshippers may be pleased to know that this is on the cards, although there is no time table or formal plan at this stage. Of course, approvals and funding will be first steps. Interestingly, I learned that in the case of a mosque, these are largely built thanks to the contribution of alms by the faithful. Therefore, it will certainly require a broad involvement from many interested parties, but Nakheel would be supporting the effort to bring a mosque to JVT in the future.

Open Communication for a better community

We all have the same objectives for a safe and enjoyable community to live in with a full array of amenities and conveniences within our immediate reach.  Clearly, I found goodwill among the Nakheel management that I met to hear and address the concerns of owners. A lot of plans are underway and I encouraged the team at Nakheel to keep us informed of these activities. I certainly aim to establish a fruitful and open, regular channel of communication to keep my community readers informed about plans underfoot with our master developer. Stay tuned for future updates!

24 April 2016

More pest control fogging tomorrow evening

Kindly take note that Nakheel issued a statement today (see below) to inform residents of more pest control fogging that will take place tomorrow evening, Monday 4th April, between 6 – 8pm. See below notice. – Shared by your JVT Resident Blog Manager.

3 April 2016

Dear valued resident,

Kindly be informed that, following concerns from residents, we will carry out further pest control treatment in the external areas of Jumeirah Village Triangle on Monday 4, April 2016, beginning at 6.00pm and finishing at 8.00pm.  This additional treatment is required to tackle the flies/midges in and around areas where underground water is present.  Please also note that we are currently working to solve the challenge of underground water within the community.

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 the advice by the Dubai Municipality, 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,

 Jumeirah Village Triangle Community

Nakheel Asset Management and Infrastructure

Road Closure in District 9 as of 21 April

Nakheel has informed residents that road repairs will require road closure as of 21st April. Hopefully this won’t last too long !

Due to unforeseen underground cavity, asphalt and tile paving settlement was found at JV Triangle at District 9 Block J.Location map attached herewith for your reference.  ~ Nakheel Community Management

Nakheel informs residents of road closure

Nakheel informs residents of road closure