XVA Art Hotel – Colonial Atmosphere


XVA Art Hotel
Dubai, UAE


It is the only boutique Hotel of Dubai. Located in the heart of Al Fahidi, Dubai’s Historical Neighbourhood (formerly known as Al Bastakiya), we fell in love with this Gallery and Hotel when it opened in 2003. Its owner, Mrs Mona Hauser, had the amazing idea to turn this century-old traditional wind-tower house into a boutique hotel and Gallery in order to promote local artist as well as the culture and history of the country. It is in total contrast with the other hotels of Dubai, provided a shiny and brand-new aesthetic. In XVA, you will find the authentic charm of the old stones, mixed with contemporary art and up-to-date comfort. Unique for its Persian architectural heritage, the mystery of its traditional maze-like alleyways and proximity to the Creek, Al Fahidi is viewed as one of the most important heritage sites in Dubai. XVA occupies the former home of the Seddiqi family.

15 rooms

Each room is inspired by the region and uniquely designed with artwork from XVA artists.

All rooms offer en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, minibar, safe, robe and slippers.

Our favourite rooms are located on the first floor, whose terrasses offer more brightness.

Vegetarian coffee shop in a beautiful courtyard, which is air-conditioned during summer. It is a quiet and friendly place, with professional services and amazing fresh fruit juices (try the local delight, homemade lime and mint juice). The cooking is modern with Arabic influence.

Complimentary bicycle, DVD players and DVDs , free Wi-Fi

You can walk around in the historical area, visit the Dubai Museum  and textile souk, which is just 5 minutes away, take a traditional boat (called an Abra) to cross the creek and visit the gold and spices souks just on the opposite side of the water. You can also go to one of Dubai’s beautiful public beaches, just 15 minutes away by taxi.

The hotel has its own concept store with a very good selection of art books, jewellery and clothing from the Middle east (10% discount when you stay in the Hotel)


XVA Art Hote, Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai UAE

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