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Guesthouse XVA Art Hotel
Al Fahidi Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 304 reviews)
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Since the 2003 inauguration, heritage and history have merged to create a constantly evolving designer haven called the XVA Art Hotel. The inspired owner, Mona Hauser, has create 14 unique and individual guest rooms which showcase architectural and cultural motifs of the region. Within an internationally acclaimed art gallery, the hotel also boasts an award-winning restaurant. The hotel is located in the heart of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, the oldest community in Dubai. 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. The public areas consisting of three courtyards, which are air-conditioned in the summer months, are tree-shaded and tranquil, offering quiet corners for poets, artists and visitors alike. Many of the works on display, including those by resident artist, Halim Al Karim, provide an insight into the art of the Middle East for which XVA Gallery is known. With its three original wind towers, a sumptuous lounge and starry rooftop for the solace-seeking
Mona Hauser is the owner of XVA Art Hotel, Gallery and Cafe. Born in the USA, she has cultivated a lifelong interest in art and design. A graduate of Washington State University with a combined degree in art and chemistry, she worked as a scientific glassblower in Washington for seven years. She lived between New York and Florida from 1986 to 1993 before moving to Dubai and England in 1993 to 2003. Mona opened XVA in 2003 to fill a void in Dubai. She envisioned XVA as a universe that matched her own mindset; a place where people could come and spend the day, even sleep over. Inspired by the tradition of the old salons, she set out to create an art-oriented salon; a forum for artists in Dubai. Since 2003, XVA, continues to raise the profile its artists and the historical Al Fahidi Neighborhood in Dubai through a rich cultural program. XVA organized the first CREEK CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR. Renamed AL BASTAKIYA ART FAIR in 2008 to 2010. BAF became SIKKA Art Fair in 2011. XVA Gallery has participated in numerous International Art Fairs including Art Basel Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi Art.
We are located in the heart of Al Fahidi Neighbourhood and surrounded by museums, creek and art. From XVA you can either walk or cycle to all the tourist places in Bur Dubai, Shindagha and Deira.
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Filipino
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding0 miles
XVA Gallery Dubai0 miles
Dubai Museum0.2 miles
Al Bastakiya0.2 miles
Grand Mosque0.2 miles
Textile Souk0.3 miles
Deira Spice Souk0.3 miles
Old Souk0.4 miles
Meena Bazaar0.4 miles
British Consulate0.4 miles
City Walk Mall4.5 miles
Dubai Mall4.8 miles
Burj Khalifa4.9 miles
Sahara Center5 miles
Sharjah Aquarium5.9 miles
Burj Al Arab Tower11.1 miles
Mall of the Emirates11.9 miles
Lake Coin Museum0 miles
Mountain Dubai Creek0.2 miles
Mountain Dubai Museum0.3 miles
Lake Gold Souk0.3 miles
River Spice Souk0.3 miles
Dubai International Airport3.7 miles
Sharjah International Airport14.3 miles
Al Maktoum International Airport27 miles
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Bicycle rental
From 1:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
|AED 275 per child, per night|
Extra bed by request
|AED 275 per person, per night|
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
The minimum age for check-in is 21
XVA Art Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note that guests are required to bring a valid ID along with the passport when checking in.
For express check in, kindly send a scanned copy of your valid passport and also copies of every accompanying guest to the property. For UAE residents, you may provide your Emirates ID card.
Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.
FAQs about XVA Art Hotel
XVA Art Hotel has 1 restaurant:
Check-in at XVA Art Hotel is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
XVA Art Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Evening entertainment
- Walking tours
- Hand massage
- Temporary art galleries
- Back massage
- Beauty services
- Head massage
- Movie nights
- Foot massage
- Themed dinners
- Yoga classes
- Spa lounge/Relaxation area
- Bike tours
- Neck massage
- Tour or class about local culture
The prices at XVA Art Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Guests staying at XVA Art Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
- À la carte
Room options at XVA Art Hotel include:
XVA Art Hotel is 5 miles from the center of Dubai.
From the nearest airport, you can get to XVA Art Hotel by:
- Train 30min