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XVA Art HotelDubai, UAE

If you live and breathe art you will do both happily at the XVA Hotel in Dubai, an understated boutique property in a city usually associated with excess.

This triple threat – it’s a hotel, vegetarian cafe and one of the best contemporary art galleries in the city – is located in the Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood, with its Persian architecture and snaking alleyways. The 13 guest rooms, arranged around shady courtyards where guests relax sipping mint lemonade, were once part of a home that was painstakingly restored over a four-year period by owner Mona Hauser.

Each has a theme based on a local tradition – henna or dishdashas (traditional robes), for example – and features artwork by XVA artists.


  • Free breakfast
  • Free high speed wi-fi
  • Air con
  • Flat screen TV
  • Restaurant
  • Art gallery

Double rooms from about USD$100 a night, including breakfast.

XVA Hotel
xvahotel.com

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