XVA Art Hotel

Al Fahedi Nieghbourhood, Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE

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17
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  • Rooms17
  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service16.5
  • Overall17
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Hotel Description

Yes, appearances to the contrary, Dubai still has a thriving creative class kicking around. Look no further than the modest Al Fahidi district, once home to 19th-century textile and pearl traders, and still the best window into Dubai’s old character from before the dawn of the tower-crane age. Now it’s a maze of quaint alleyways dotted with galleries, cafés, and boutique hotels; put all three together and you have XVA Art Hotel Dubai.

Mona Hauser, the owner, demonstrates her dedication to local artists and craftspeople everywhere you look, enlisting their design talents to distill the neighborhood’s rich Persian heritage into one building. Public spaces, including three delightfully shady courtyards, feature benchmark visual cues by the dozen: palm motifs, curvilinear arches, original wind towers, and elaborately patterned textiles arrest the gaze wherever it falls. The rooms, just 14 in total, soothe the wearied traveler like plaster-and-palm-beam cocoons, each individually themed by artists like Karim Rashid or Zayan Gandour. Atmospheric touches — draped veils, ornamental dark-wood fixtures, alcoves with earth-tone handicrafts — lend a welcome, homey touch, and deluxe rooms offer private outdoor extensions to watch the world go by at a gentle distance.

Though accommodations are by no means an afterthought, the real action’s downstairs; this is widely held to be one of the best contemporary galleries around, so it’s well worth your time to try to share your stay with an art fair or festival screening. A bustling, vegetarian café should tide you over until you can hunt down a suitable evening meal somewhere in the surrounding streets (no alcohol served here, naturally, but the mint lemonade is impossible to put down). Besides, there’s nothing quite like losing your bearings in the charming chaos of the souqs along Dubai Creek.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 14 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

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Airport transfers can be arranged at a cost, please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance. Extra beds are provided at a cost (AED 200/per night) on request. The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.

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Check in:

1pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Single

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 139 ft²/13 m².
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    Views: courtyard.

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    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Standard

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 161 ft²/15 m².
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    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 Queen Bed or 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 193 ft²/18 m².
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    Views: courtyard.

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    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Airport transfers can be arranged at a cost, please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance. Extra beds are provided at a cost (AED 200/per night) on request. The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

1pm,

Check out:

11am

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