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XVA Art hotel is located within the heart of historic Al Bastakiya. It offers elegant rooms featuring art by well-established designers and artists from the region, including Zayan Ghandour and Numa. Free WiFi is available. All rooms at XVA Art are individually decorated. All rooms include air conditioning, a private bathroom, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms have views of the surrounding wind-towers and minarets. XVA’s store offers local artwork, handicrafts, handmade handbags and jewelry. Guests can enjoy the work of several international artists in XVA’s art gallery. The central courtyard’s award-winning café serves vegetarian gourmet cuisine, made with fresh regional ingredients. The café also offers an array of fresh fruit juices and light refreshments. Dubai International Airport is 20 minutes away by car. It is only a 5-minute walk from the Dubai Museum. The Gold Souk and Abra are 10 minutes' walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)


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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 twin bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

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Staff
9.3
Facilities
8.5
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.8
Value for money
8.6
Location
9.2
Free WiFi
8.6
High score for Dubai
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  • Travelbuzzy
    Estonia Estonia
    The staff was very nice. The location is authentic. The room design was splendid. This was our second time there.
  • Angela
    United States of America United States of America
    The service was outstanding. The place is very well located and I felt very confortable . It’s also an art gallery !! And I loved it
  • Edel
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    I loved the traditional style of the hotel - quaint with a contemporary touch.

Hosted by Mona Hauser

9.3
9.3
Host Review Score
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Mona Hauser
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

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Middle Eastern • Local • International
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of XVA Art Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • Inner courtyard view
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling
  • Ping-pong
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Suit press
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Visual aids (Braille)
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Spa
  • Yoga classes
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Beauty services
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Filipino

House rules

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Check-in

From 1:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Extra bed upon request
AED 275 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
2+ years
Extra bed upon request
AED 275 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

A prepayment deposit via bank transfer is required to secure your reservation. The property will contact you after you book to provide any bank transfer instructions.

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

  • 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.

  • XVA Art Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Ping-pong
    • Evening entertainment
    • Themed dinners
    • Hand massage
    • Walking tours
    • Back massage
    • Pedicure
    • Bicycle rental
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Head massage
    • Beauty services
    • Yoga classes
    • Bike tours
    • Neck massage
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Foot massage
    • Movie nights
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Manicure

  • Check-in at XVA Art Hotel is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • XVA Art Hotel is 5 miles from the center of Dubai. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at XVA Art Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Single

  • XVA Art Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant