Located in the heart of old Dubai, this beautiful hotel/art gallery is absolutely perfect. One can only gush about the rooms, the patio, the exhibits, the sunny disposition of the staff and the overall positive aura of this hotel. Everything is done in good taste, making you feel as if you were staying in the beautifully decorated home of a local. Tip: Do not skip breakfast, it's deliciously fruity and remember to try their exquisite mint lemonade, an absolute highlight. The only negative thing is that it's very close to a mosque, which means you might be "disturbed" by the call to prayer more often than you might like, but, hey, you're in the Middle East and that's also part of the charm and local colour.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stylish and peaceful boutique hotel, XVA is set within the heart of Al Fahidi quarter, formerly known as Bastakiya, the oldest region of Dubai. Unique for its Persian architectural heritage, its maze-like alleyways and proximity to the Creek, Al Fahidi is viewed today as one of the cultural centrepoints of Dubai. XVA occupies a renovated traditional majilis-style building, boasting original architectural motifs and wind towers and three open courtyards, in which one can relax and soak up the exceptional atmosphere of this heritage space. XVA’s Art Hotel includes twelve boutique rooms, designed by well-established designers and artists from the region. These include Zayan Ghandour, Numa, Nada Debs & Karim Rashid (Gaia&Gino).The XVA Art Hotel is covered in many national and international travel publications. Featured in Condé Nast Traveller as one of the 10 hotels to stay in Dubai and in 2006 as the number 1 “Not To Miss” spot in Dubai, Wallpaper magazine mentioned us as a boutique hotel to stay. Lonely planet listed us twice in their recent Dubai guide as a place to stay and to have lunch. For transit travellers, this hotel is ideal due to its close proximity to Dubai International airport. ... more less
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