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About this property


Perfectly situated within the heart of historic neighborhood Al Fahidi or as formerly well known as Bastakiya, a boutique hotel offers elegant rooms which perfectly designed by famous designers which are Nada Debs , Karim Rashid and also another well- known artists Nada Debs (Gaia) & Karim Rashid (Gino).From here guests can enjoy the close proximity to Creek and many other attractions.

Occupying the Majilis-style building, with three open courtyards, and original architectural motifs, these really make the hotel a truly stunning architectural hotel. Moreover, all the nine boutique rooms also feature modern amenities such as air conditioning, a private bathroom, and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can explore the local stores with beautiful artworks, handicrafts, Turkish home accessories, handmade handbags, jewelry and not-to-be-missed is the fantastic work of international artists in XVA’s art gallery. Guests can also taste the mouthwatering dishes at the central courtyard’s award-winning cafe serving vegetarian gourmet cuisine at the award winning highly recommended Café in 2006 ,2008 and 2010 from Wallpaper magazine and the Luxe Guide. From Condé Nast Traveller, this boutique hotel is recommended not to miss spot in Dubai in 2006.Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at XVA Art Hotel.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Table tennis
  • Tours
  • Yoga room

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
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A tourism fee of 7 AED per bedroom per night will be charged at the property.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-6 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 6 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 150 AED
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 60 AED
Check-In From: 01:00 PM
Check-Out From: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 1.0 km
Distance to Airport: 9.6 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 14
Parking Fee (per day): 50 AED
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 2003
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Verified traveler reviews

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based on 93 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Facilities 8.8
  • Location 8.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.7
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for money 8.9
  • Food/Dining 8.3
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Linda from Australia
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Great service, quaint rooms, we will be back
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Linda from Australia
Stayed one night in September 2016
Wonderful hideaway
great staff, we will be back
Reviewed September 16, 2016

LIWEN from Taiwan
Families with older children
Standard Room
Stayed one night in September 2016
I traveled in Dubai for 3 days, and this hotel is the best spot during my visit. The atmosphere and decor were very exotic and artistic, staff was helpful, and the price was very reasonable. However, the wifi is weak.
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Steven from Belgium
Standard Room
Stayed one night in August 2016
Fantastic oasis in hot and hectic Dubai!
Great service, fantastic restaurant, beautiful room
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Po from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Lovely hotel, perfect service from the staff. Definitely will visit this hotel again!
Reviewed August 06, 2016

Andrew from United States
Solo travelers
Standard Room
Stayed one night in July 2016
Great place, really nice
Nice little themed boutique hotel, no complaints, the location is a bit away from city center but is still good location near some attractions
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Chris from Canada
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
Great hotel in best location
Stay in an art gallery in the old quarter of Dubai- enjoy a fresh made breakfast in the sedate courtyard- walk through markets along the creek- discover terrific restaurants including Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Veronique from Singapore
Standard Room
Stayed one night in March 2016
Nice but small
Ambiance, location, cleanliness
the hotel is overall great but the room are really small (huge bathroom versus limited space for the bed) rooms have no windows so time is better spent at the cafe
Reviewed March 28, 2016

KRISTIN from Canada
Solo travelers
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Fabulous little boutique hotel in Bur Dubai
Small size, decor, comfortable rooms
I absolutely love XVA, I stay here every time I'm in Dubai. It only has 14 rooms, a great little courtyard cafe, small gallery and very cozy Bedouin-style and artsy decorated rooms. It's in the historic/tourist village which is quite pleasant, and central. Staff are great. My ONLY complaint is the horrendous internet connections; it's off/on and slow every time I'm there. Highly recommend management to sort this out to give it a 100% rating. Otherwise, great little place.
Reviewed December 09, 2015

brian from United States
Standard Room
Stayed one night in May 2015
something nice
fake, nice, bigger
Promising hot spot but need more programming.
Reviewed November 25, 2015


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