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XVA Gallery

Al Fahidi St | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 5383
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Established in 2003, XVA is one of the leading galleries in the Middle East that specializes in contemporary art from the Arab world and Iran. Its rigorous exhibition program includes works by emerging, mid-career and established artists who are responding to their local environments in thoughtful and provocative ways. XVA conceived of and organized the fair as part of its commitment to raising the profile of contemporary art practice in Dubai. The gallery is also committed to raising this profile internationally, participating in art fairs in Istanbul and Hong Kong.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 10, 2017
“Traditionally tasteful, eclectically delightful... a must visit sort of place.”
Mar 17, 2017
“World class food”
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Al Fahidi St | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

I must be completely honest, Dubai left me a superb and marvellous shock as I was expecting something completely different to our experience. This place was one of those that contributed to this. Walking eastbound from the Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum) and into the...More

Thank rodrigoelp
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We dropped into the Gallery to see an extremely interesting art exhibition. We saw that there was a interesting looking cafe/restaurant in a beautiful old courtyard and decided to give it a try. What a spectacular surprise. There were three of us--hardened foodies one and...More

Thank Schipa
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Yep. A little gem in part of town that's pretty soulless otherwise. Quaint & cultured the way it should be not in a tourist way We stopped for breakfast after wading through some pretty ghastly junk shop streets. Lovely covered courtyard, artwork ... not expensive...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Spent the weekend at the hotel and there is artwork, museums and cafes all over the place. It was an great weekend escape from the city and to experience old Dubai. Enjoy!!

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Nothing outstanding art exhibits. But definitely worth a visit to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee relaxing in the bustling city; running your eyes around few paintings and sculptures.

Thank Anoop K
Reviewed January 21, 2016

We were drawn in by art works visible from the windows, and ended up spending the evening enjoying the atmosphere and tranquility of the gallery and restaurant. If you're looking for something different from glossy hotels and malls, this place might be for you. There...More

Thank Helen I
Reviewed September 1, 2015

I haven't been here for a few months now, but first of all is an amazing space in the middle of Dubai and specially in the middle of the Al Fahidi district. This gallery is inside the XVA hotel and it is a very dynamic...More

Thank rmcc83
Reviewed August 30, 2015

XVA gallery around Bastakia quarters is one of the many galleries that dots the entire neighbourhood of the Al Fahidi fort.

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed June 23, 2015

I really liked this place. It was so fun to wander around to the various courtyards and look at the art they had on display. They also have a little cafe/restaurant and the food was great! If we are ever in Dubai again we will...More

Thank rperkinsphotography
Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is the best combination between local/old Dubai and modern Dubai i've seen until now (and possibly the only one). The building reminds you that this is indeed an arab city, and it gives you a little bit of that culture which seems to...More

Thank Ines M
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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