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Tranquility. Pleasing aesthetic feel. Proximity to workplaces. Large plots. These were some of the factors that enticed the Anands to move to Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT).
The family, consisting of Akash, wife Pooja and children Vyom and Pranav, moved to JVT two years back and are proud and happy residents of the place.
Akash is the Head of Middle East, Africa & APAC and Managing Director for European BFSI software company, Profile Software. He also holds a Board of Director position at KBC Aldini Capital Ltd., while Pooja is a Compliance Manager at RUSD Capital Ltd.
The family, who previously resided at Business Bay’s Executive Towers, said they longed to get out of the clichéd “concrete jungle” and sought to reside in an open area where they could maintain their own garden.
“JVT offers us the lifestyle that we desired. It has large plot sizes, a rare feature as there are only a few communities with big plot sizes for villas and townhouses. Free from parking woes and with enough parking spaces for guests, JVT is a community that is away yet not far from the city. The USP of this community is the opportunity for residents to further extend the villa carpet area if required,” says Akash.
According to Akash, the construction quality of the villas is quite good. Residents have their personal swimming pool, fireplace, outdoor party area, garden and outdoor kitchen. Outdoor game venues like tennis and basketball courts and a children’s play area are also available in each cluster.
JVT has a multicultural population, with Akash saying, “It is like one big global family celebrating life. We spend our weekends doing activities around the community like barbecuing and tending to the garden. On winters, we love doing barbecues in the evening.”
JVT is a very peaceful community with a decent neighbourhood. It has easy access to Al Khail Road, Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road and Shaikh Zayed Road.
“My office is a ten-minute drive from home and my wife takes exactly 20 minutes to reach her office in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The good thing about living in JVT is that the commute from here is smooth unlike from high-density developments where it takes ten to 15 minutes just to get out of the community itself,” reckons Akash.
He says they are happy to make the decision of moving to JVT although as a fledgling community, there are a couple of issues that need to be dealt with.
“Efforts need to be made to make the community greener, especially the landscaping outside the villas. The residents look forward to the opening of the clubhouse and the construction work on Al Khail Mall to begin soon,”Akash says.
Furthermore, Akash suggests that the DEWA bill for maintaining the garden should be reduced significantly as announced by the government a few months back, that a helpdesk be launched for resident grievances pertaining to general maintenance and other concerns, that an intercom facility would greatly help improve the life of the residents, and that the authorities open the blocked exit towards Jumeirah Park which is supposed to be a temporary thing.
Overall, the Anands are satisfied with their lifestyle at JVT.
Source: Bandana Jain, Special to Freehold