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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 9.2 for a two-person trip.

XVA Art Hotel has been welcoming guests since Jun 24, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Halal, American


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Room Type
1 twin bed
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you have rooms that have baths in them?
    We have a shower room inside the bathroom but no don't have a bathtub.
    Answered on 8 May 2021
  • Hi! Is there a balcony in standard room? And does hotel has a room service?
    yes, we a balcony in a standard room and yes we have room service as well. thanks
    Answered on 8 May 2021
  • does this place have pool
    There is no pool at the establishment, the venue has an art gallery and a boutique cafe and restaurant. Best regards, XVA HOTEL
    Answered on 24 June 2021
  • Hello 1. Do u have shuttle bus from/ to airport 2. Can you arrange tourist guide to Dubai visiting place 3. Everything is halal food.
    Hi, Please you can get the metro from the airport or bus. for Dubai tour guide and visiting places please contact with tourism agencies,
    Answered on 30 October 2021
  • Hi, we would come with a 2 year old child. Do you have a baby cot and does it fit into the superior rooms ? Thanks
    Yes, we have baby cot and provide as well
    Answered on 8 May 2021
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Hosted by Mona Hauser

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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 *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Middle Eastern, Local, International

Amenities of XVA Art Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Cleaning products
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • 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
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
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
  • 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
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Visual aids (Braille)
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • 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
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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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

Child policies

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

0 - 1 year
Extra bed upon request
AED 275 per child, per night
Crib upon request
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 is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about XVA Art Hotel

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

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

  • Guests staying at XVA Art Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • American
    • À la carte

  • XVA Art Hotel is 5 miles from the center of Dubai.

  • 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.

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

  • Room options at XVA Art Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Single

  • XVA Art Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant